Our Church has been organized as a non-profit
corporation in the State of Texas. It is a new work,
a church plant, ordained by God. The Lord Jesus
Christ is its head and Pastor Edsel Duréus, the
Shepherd, called by the Lord to give leadership to
it, after years of prayer and preparation. The
Church held its first public prayer meeting on
September 14, 2004 and opened the doors for
membership on October 5, 2004. It is located in
Cedar Hill, Texas and will serve the Lord, the
surrounding communities and the nations.
Our Origin
To build unto our God a kingdom of priests
through a Christ-centered, Bible-based,
Spirit-empowered community that intentionally
draws people from every nation, tribe and
tongue to trust in Jesus, worship God, build
relation-ships, and grow to spiritual maturity as
we serve the Lord locally and around the world.
Our Mission
"Building unto Our God a Kingdom of Priests."
Our Motto
To reach every ethnic people group with the
gospel of Jesus Christ by establishing a church in
Cedar Hill to serve the Lord and our surrounding
communities and to impact the world by taking His
word to the nations for the glory of God.
Our Vision
Building unto our God a kingdom of priests . . . from
every nation, tribe and tongue by the power of the
Spirit expressing and expanding the Kingdom of God.”
Our Purpose and
We Believe in…

•The Inerrancy of the Bible
•The Godhead
•God the Father
•The Person and work of Jesus
•The Holy Spirit
•The Personality of Satan
•The Sin Nature of Human
•The Church
•The Rapture and the Second
Coming of Christ
•The Eternal State
•The Responsibility of Leaders
•Church Ordinances
We seek to build unto our God
a kingdom of priests through
the following core values that
honor His children and exalt
our Savior:

•Glory To God
•Grace To Each Other
•Community Development
•Compassion: The trademark
of our  
Lord, so too, we strive
to demonstrate
merciful hearts toward the
hurting and the poor.
Our Core Values
The absolute essential
priorities of Thanksgiving
Tabernacle in building a
kingdom of priests unto our
God are rooted in Acts 2:42-47:

Love: The sole badge of every
disciple of our Lord, so
through it, we express and
expand the Kingdom of God.
Our Beliefs
Our Ministry Values
Pastor Edsel, Beverly
and Edsel Duréus, II
Our Ministries
Our Pastor
Our First Lady
Thanksgiving Tabernacle Bible Fellowship
"Building Unto Our God a Kingdom of Priests"
Anniversary Celebrations
and Guests
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