About Our Church

Church History


 The Glory Cloud & Fire Ministry was founded March 2002 by Pastor Mary Hinton. After ministering many years she received a mandate from God to establish a new work. As she prayed and sought the Lord for guidance and direction she became impregnated with the vision. God commissioned her to start a new church under His leadership. It started out in the Pastor’s home with about six people. The services were held faithfully every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for four years. After much praying God released her from home services and directed her to a facility in Raleigh, NC. Services were held at the Walnut Terrace Community Center for two months. 

In February 2007 God then directed her to a church located at 993 Perry Rd, Zebulon, NC. God met her needs there and everything needed for the work of the gospel was already in place at this new location. The Services were changed to every 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11:00 a.m.. As a Visionary many people connected to the vision and started attending the services with expectation for growth. Some were added to the church, while other became partners of the ministry by sowing seeds for the work of the gospel. Many ministries have been birth out of the Glory Cloud & Fire ministries including a Food outreach Ministry through the Food Bank which reaches over one hundred people a month.

Due to growth of this ministry the Pastor saw a need for a much larger facility to continue to serve the community and surrounding areas. God gave her favor and in May 2010 the church relocated to its present location at 8800 Highway 39 South, Zebulon, NC. This is a very good location and we are believing God that we can purchase this facility which sits on 2.12 acres for our future church. In Oct, 2021 God blessed us with the property as we stood on his word and promises. This part of the vision has come to pass and the best is yet to come.

The church is a Faith Walk Church with a Big Vision. The name was revealed from the scripture Exodus 40:34  (As the cloud covered the tent of the congregation and the glory of the lord filled the tabernacle, the children of Israel did not move as long as the cloud rested on the tabernacle, but when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys). She knew then that as long as she followed the cloud which is the Holy Spirit that the glory of God would rest on her life and this ministry. God has truly blessed this ministry and have proven himself faithful even in a small setting. She currently serves as President of the Ministry along with a Board of Directors and Administrative team.

Glory Cloud Tabernacle Church is a non-denominational, bible based, God fearing church. We believe that the word of God is not limited to and defined by boundaries, persons, or religion. His word has been spoken over this ministry for the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie: though it tarry wait for it; because it will surely come. Habakkuk 2:3

Our vision is to lead people of all nationalities, in spite of color, creed, sex and religious background to know God as we prepare for the second coming. The vision has been written and spoken and the vision shall come to pass. 

“The vision shall come to pass.”