Pastors Corey and April Tabor have both been involved in ministry for most of their lives. Corey was raised in the home of his father and mother Pastor Samuel and Carrie Tabor who pastor Praise Temple Church of God in Christ in Abilene, Texas. April was raised in a family that was also involved the Church of God in Christ in Sherman, Texas.
Corey and April met as students at the University of Texas at Austin in the Innervisions Gospel Choir where April served as Chaplain and Corey served as President. Following graduation, they married in June of 2003 while Corey was serving as the founding campus minister for Texas Gospel Fellowship, a ministry to African and African American students at the University of Texas at Austin through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. The ministry grew to 130 students in just 4 years.
Following their time at the University of Texas, Corey and April began serving at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Gaylon Clark. April served as the Children’s Director overseeing 500 children and over 100 volunteers while Corey served first as the Singles Pastor and later as the Maturity and Ministry Pastor overseeing membership, discipleship and adult ministries. His oversight included 18 ministries within the church representing over 500 volunteers. While at Greater Mt. Zion, April completed a Masters of Arts in Children and Family Ministry at Bethel Seminary based in St. Paul, Minnesota and Corey began his Masters of Ministry Leadership at Rockbridge Seminary based in Springfield, Missouri.
After serving at Greater Mt. Zion for 6 years, Corey and April began the journey of planting Full Life Community Church. What began as a Bible Study in January of 2010 was officially launched as a church on September 11, 2011. Since that time Full Life Community Church has continued to grow to live out its mission of being a missional, maturing, multicultural church that lives to reconcile people to God and one another. Corey serves as the Lead Pastor and April serves as the Family Pastor overseeing children’s and student ministries. After 10 years of marriage, they were blessed to have their daughter Anaia Naomi on February 21, 2014.
Corey has now completed his Masters of Ministry Leadership from Rockbridge Seminary and April has completed her Masters of Education in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington. She currently works at a 4th grade school teacher at Blackshear Fine Arts Academy in East Austin. Corey works at the Program Director of Austin LifeGuard with Austin LifeCare Pregnancy Resource Center.
To learn more about Corey’s ministry and community involvement go to his personal website http://www.coreytabor.com.