Our History


North Pleasants Apostolic Tabernacle has been in existence since the mid 1930’s.  This assembly had it’s beginnings with a rented building on Creel street, led by the founder Chester S. Dayhoff.  In 1938 a piece of property was donated for a church building on 712 6th Street which became known as the Apostolic Faith Church.  C.S. Dayhoff served as Pastor until his passing in 1960.  At that time Robert Lough became the second pastor, overseeing the building of a new structure in 1964 and expanding it twice by 2002.

In 1982 a Christian school was opened with Pastor Robert Lough’s son, Terry Lough serving as the school’s principal.  He served as principal from 1982-1992 and was succeeded by his son, Terry Lough II, who is still currently serving in this capacity.

 In 1991, Pastor Robert Lough stepped down as Pastor turning over the pastorialship to Terry Lough, becoming the church’s third pastor. 


The church continued to grow and the need for expansion was great.  Thanks to a giving church and the bountiful blessings of God, in 2004 we were able to purchase a piece of property and build a new facility at our current location at 87 Iron Horse Drive on the north end of St. Marys.  At this time the church’s name was changed to North Pleasants Apostolic Tabernacle and our school’s name was changed to North Pleasants Christian School.  We look forward to future expansion as the Lord continues to bless.



What we believe...


The Bible

is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)


About God


There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)

About Sin and Salvation

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)


About the Gospel


The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)


About Christian Living


As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)

 About the Future


Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)