Holy Life to mark 40 years


BROOKINGS – The Holy Life Tabernacle church ministry is celebrating 40 years of fruitful Spirit-filled ministry in the Brookings area.

The Rev. Dave Kaufman, a 1975 SDSU graduate, and his wife, Pastor Jeanne, returned to Brookings to pioneer this vibrant non-denominational church in February 1981. 

They are now the longest continuous pastors at the same church in the history of the Brookings region. Together, Pastors Dave and Jeanne have made 22 International ministry trips that have impacted 12 nations for the Kingdom of God. 

They will have a special service on Sunday, April 11, at 10 a.m. with testimonies, videos, pictures, and a time of fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Holy Life, a multi-cultural congregation of more than 200, is filled with loving and friendly people. The joyful atmosphere is punctuated with lively worship and you can always hear an encouraging word of victory at each service. 

They desire to follow Jesus’ footsteps and spread faith where there is doubt, hope where there is despair, and love where there is hate. Church services are held every Sunday at their facility one block west of Main Avenue South, at 241 Mustang Pass in Brookings. Sunday School for all ages is at 9 a.m., worship services are at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and a Wednesday night Hour of Power service is at 7 p.m.

The Tabernacle church has grown much over the years as they have proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ. The excitement for the Lord has caused many people to say, “A church alive is worth the drive.” Associate Pastor Randyn and Angeline Funderburg also work with pastors Dave and Jeanne on the full-time staff. There are many other layworkers who serve in the local ministry as well. Over the past 25 years, the Holy Life church has hosted 49 Charismatic Pastors conferences that reach over 200 other churches and ministries from many backgrounds across the Midwest with encouragement and support. They also host an annual Women Alive Conference in the fall, with approximately 200 women attending.

In the future, the church is looking at expansion in all areas of ministry. They prayerfully believe that God’s love will be manifested in even greater ways throughout the Brookings area in the coming years. As longstanding members of the Brookings Ministerial Association, they are working hard along with others to make Brookings a very special place to live. Come and worship with them as they grow together in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t just watch them grow; come and grow with them.

If you have any questions, or need special prayer, please don’t hesitate to contact them at 692-4616 or visit their website at www.holylifetabernacle.com.

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