Our Staff

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Thomas E. Bevis, Pastor


Tom Bevis is the senior pastor of Truth Tabernacle.  In addition to being the primary preacher and teacher at Truth Tabernacle, he provides pastoral counseling, oversees the administration of the church, and gives guidance to the various ministries of Truth Tabernacle.

In addition to his ministry at Truth Tabernacle, he has published articles in The Conqueror, the monthly youth magazine of the United Pentecostal Church International as well as the local monthly paper, The Ava Citizen.  Pastor Bevis served as the Section Two Youth Director and on the Illinois District Youth Committee, UPCI for eleven years.  Pastor Bevis and his wife pioneered a Home Missions work in the Chicago Metro area.  He has been a guest speaker at many different churches throughout Illinois as well as a guest speaker for Sectional Fellowship meetings, Youth Rally’s and has taught at the Illinois District Youth Convention.

Pastor Bevis is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International and is an alumnus of Apostolic Bible Institute of St Paul, Minnesota.  He is also an alumnus of John A. Logan Collage as well as many numerous Continuing Education development and leadership training seminars.

He has been married to Brenta, the love of his life, for 40 years.  Tom and Brenta have two sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan & Kara and Andrew & Shayla, two grandsons, Charlie & Emery and two granddaughters, Avery & Lily.


Administrative Staff

  • Pastor T. E Bevis, Secretary Treasurer

Ministry Staff

  • Brenta Bevis, Ladies Ministry
  • Brenta Bevis, Organ