Pastor Tony L. Newhouse


Tabernacle Baptist Church’s pastor is T. L. Newhouse. Pastor Newhouse accepted the call of Tabernacle in June of 1999 and moved at that time from Woodland, California to Concord, California.

Pastor Newhouse grew up in northwest Indiana and attended Purdue University for one year. While studying architecture at Purdue, he surrendered to the call of God on his life to pastor. He then transferred to Hyles-Anderson College in the summer of 1977 and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Theology.

He has served at or pastored the following churches:

  • Rushing Creek Baptist Church of Camden, Tennessee
  • Grace Baptist Church of Cody, Wyoming
  • Big Horn Baptist Church of Worland, Wyoming
  • Calvary Baptist Church of Canon City, Colorado
  • West Valley Baptist Church of Woodland, California

Pastor Newhouse married Karen LoTurco whom he met at Hyles-Anderson College. They are the parents of two daughters. Kristin Joy, their oldest daughter, lives with her husband David and their four children in Lakeport, California. Bethany Lynn, their youngest daughter, went to be with the Lord Jesus in November of 1993 shortly after their family moved to California. The Newhouses love living in Concord and serving the Lord Jesus at Tabernacle Baptist.

Pastor Newhouse’s desire for Tabernacle is that our church will be a place with a loving and caring environment; in which sinners can come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Christians can grow to maturity in Christ Jesus. He further hopes that each believer will develop their spiritual gift(s) and serve the Lord in such a way that we as a church will fulfill the threefold purpose of the local church:
  • The evangelism of sinners
  • The edifying of saints, and most importantly
  • The exalting of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ
We truly want to fulfill our motto of:  “Occupying Till JESUS Comes!”