About The Pastor

     Reverend Gerald Huntley came to the Hickory, North Carolina area in February of 1981 to be the pastor of Truth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Hildebran, North Carolina. His wife, Susan Huntley and infant son, Marcus also came with him from Charlotte, North Carolina.
     For over thirty years, he and his family have labored faithfully and have ministered to a multitude of people in many different ways in our community.
     The membership at Truth Tabernacle may not be the largest in Burke County, but you would be hard-pressed to find another congregation that matches it in the feeling of God’s Spirit in worship, love, powerful prayer and fellowship.
     For Brother Huntley’s 20th Pastoral Anniversary, the church sent him and his wife on a twelve day vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. Also, the President of the United States, George W. Bush, sent him a congratulatory letter.
     For the 25th Pastoral Anniversary, special services and banquets were held in our pastor's honor as well as many tokens of appreciation from the membership of the church. Also, the church sent him and his wife on an eight-day tour of the Holy Land.
     During the month of February, 2011, our Pastor and his wife celebrated the 30th Anniversary of their arrival at Truth Tabernacle UPC on February 14th, 1981! Uplifting and anointed music, special dramatic presentations and awesome preaching by Rev. Wayne Huntley of Raleigh, NC and other "notable" evangelists were featured for this wonderful occasion.
     Needless to say, we love our pastor and his family. May God keep him in the spotlight of His blessing at all times as he provides us with leadership to new heights of God's presence in our lives...