Swift Tabernacle Baptist Church

Come and have a wonderful worship experience at Swift Tabernacle Baptist in Nashville, Tennessee, for uplifting services and ministry work.

We Accept Donations & Gifts

Send all donations and Gifts to:


text (Swiftshift) at (77977)


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(Swift Tabernacle Baptist)

We accept all major credit cards


There are no birthdays today

Church Information

Service Areas
We are a Church of Word A Church of God A Church of Love. Office Hours

worship service times:

Sunday school:

8:45 a.m.

sunday worship -

10:00 a.m.

Wednesday bible study:

12:00 noon

6:00 p.m.


GMC Awards

Started by Cheryl J. Woodard Feb 10, 2014.

Spiritual Gifts

Started by Cheryl J. Woodard May 19, 2013.


About Us

Established in 1906, our Baptist church has had many pastors and members throughout the years; our pastor's grandfather, Walter Corder, was the pastor for 34 years! Visit our Baptist church in Nashville, Tennessee, for uplifting services and ministry work. It's very easy to find! From I-24, travel to Metro Center Boulevard and turn left at Maxwell House Millennium Hotel take 3rd Street on the left and the church is on the corner of 10t Avenue North and Clay.

Come worship with us, I know it will be a life changing worship experience.
Love Pastor C


Blog Posts

"Wear Red Worship"

Please join us this Sunday morning for our "Go Red" worship. We encourage all members and guest to wear the color red in support of Women's Heart Health and AIDS Awareness Month. We will conclude our morning worship with our annual Ministry Fair.

Posted by Pam Cannon on February 13, 2015 at 10:13pm

Thank you All And God Bless, Hold and Keep You & Yours Always!

Greetings & Blessings Abound , Sr Pastor, First Lady and My Swift Tabernacle Baptist Church Family:

 I just stopped by to give you guys a hearty "THANK YOU" and (((HUGS))) to all.

Why? For allowing me to be a part of your awesome Church Home, for the smiles, greetings and hugs And for keeping me in prayer and making my transition smoother overall.

I will continue to do my best to get to know you and whenever possible, I have a pair of hands and a mouth for…


Posted by Deborah A. Culp Gods Writer Girl on August 11, 2014 at 11:02pm

No Bible Study 4/9/14

Please use the regular Bible Study Hour (7-8 pm) to Fast & Pray.
Read Matthew 4:2
Psalms 69:10
Isaiah 58:4

Google. " Scriptures on Fasting"

Be blessed.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to thyself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightfully dividing the word of truth.

Posted by Cheryl J. Woodard on April 8, 2014 at 10:30pm

Orientation 4/8/14

ACT Training (Orientation) will be held Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 5:30pm. All new Members/Servants are encouraged to attend. Even if you have not selected your specific Ministry, you are welcome to attend.

Team Leaders: please check your rosters to ensure Team Members have completed Orientation.

A-ccountability (for each other)
C-ommitment (to each other)
T-asks (with each other)

5:30pm at Swift Tabernacle Church.

Posted by Cheryl J. Woodard on April 7, 2014 at 9:00pm

Actors Needed

If you are interested in Acting, please call Talent Agent William Jenkins at 615-506-0842.
William is a long time friend of mine, and is again accepting Resumes. He is very connected to the theater and film industry locally and nationally. He is currently recruiting actors for paid and unpaid roles. William has been very instrumental in helping my Jordan in his film and theatre credits, and has even gotten me paid roles as a movie extra!
All ages, genders, races, sizes are welcome.

Posted by Cheryl J. Woodard on March 27, 2014 at 9:47am

Pastor & First Lady Corder



 Pastor Leon & First Lady Audrey Corder



Posted by Cheryl J. Woodard on March 26, 2014 at 2:42pm

Youth Ministry Meeting 3/21/14


All Youth are asked to be present on Saturday March 21, 2013 for the Youth Ministry Meeting. Please plan to attend the meeting at 1:30 pm. Call or text others to remind them, or…


Posted by Cheryl J. Woodard on March 21, 2014 at 12:55pm

Power of Prayer

Please set your alarm for the Tuesday Prayer Call. 7am.
(626) 677-3000 Access Code 8251174#

Text a friend now to listen in on the Prayer Call!

Remind your Family members.

Post it on you Social Media pages- Facebook, Twitter, (screenshot this) Instagram, etc.

Stay Blessed!!!!

Posted by Cheryl J. Woodard on March 17, 2014 at 8:54pm


Pastor's Biography

Leon McKinley Corder, Jr.
Biographical Sketch

Leon M. Corder, Jr. is the second of four children, born to Linda E. Petway and Leon M. Corder, Sr. According to his mother, he was always a spiritual child. From a very young age, he emulated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also gives credit to his stepfather, Edward Petway. His mother maintains that she always knew he would be a minister, even though he was known as the “class clown” in his youth.

Pastor Corder has always believed his calling is to win people (souls) to Christ. In following this calling, he founded Vine Hill Community Baptist Church in January, 2001. He was Senior Pastor of this church body until God sent him, in the same capacity, to Swift Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church on March 19, 2006. On June 4, 2006, the two church bodies merged under the already established name of Swift Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. Under this anointed shepherd, God is blessing the Swift Church family in countless ways. Membership has increased from 24 active members to over 300 dedicated and committed members. Under the spiritual leadership of Pastor Corder, members are actively participating in ministries that make a positive difference in people’s lives, in both the church and the community. 


Pastor Corder always brings the word that convicts your soul and challenges you to change the way you act, think, feel, and speak about the power of God. He encourages you to always stay in the Word, and when times get hard, stand on the Word.

Pastor Corder became a Graduate of American Baptist College in May, 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible Theology. He is currently enrolled at Trevecca Nazarene College obtaining his Master's Degree. He will be graduating this May, 2013.   Pastor Corder pledged Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated in 2009. 

Pastor Corder is married to Audrey Ray Corder, who is dedicated to the Women's Ministry at Swift. First Lady is a Second Grade Teaher in the Metro Nashville School System. Pastor and First Lady Corder have a wonderful 19-year old son Louis, who excels academically and is deeply loved by his parents.

Latest Activity

Breonica Porter is now a member of Swift Tabernacle Baptist Church
Oct 15, 2017
Anthony Trice left a comment for Pastor Leon Corder
"Thanks Pastor"
Apr 5, 2017
Pastor Leon Corder left a comment for Anthony Trice
"I'm so excited about you being in the Swift family. I pray that together we will continue to grow into the church and people that God has called us to be. Always know that I'm here for you. Love Pastor C"
Apr 3, 2017
Anthony Trice updated their profile
Apr 3, 2017

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