From a mere thirty-five members, a rented building, and a God given desire to see souls saved, the Lord has truly given the increase and has allowed us to grow through the years.
Upon growing to a congregation of over one hundred people, the church prepared to build a new building just up the road on Hwy 601. Construction began in 1981 on a two hundred and eighty-eight seat auditorium. By 1992, God blessed and filled the church with service containing over four hundred. It was time to build again.
Beginning with a miraculous moving of the mountain, construction began on the new one thousand-seat auditorium in 1993.
Since its completion in 1995, God has continued to move in the services of Temple Baptist Church and used this holy place for a soul winning station.
In 2002, our church was devastated with the passing of our Pastor, Dr. Teague Groce. He had battled cancer for two years when God decided to heal him completely and take him home to heaven.
In 2003, our church elected Rev. Zane Fishel as our new pastor. Though we miss Pastor Teague, we are going on for the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, and God is continuing a great work here.
At Temple Baptist Church, we try to provide a ministry for every age group. Whether it is the nursery for the little one’s, our senior’s class, or one of the many classes in between, we have a ministry program that is just right for you. Out goals are to minister, love, and encourage growth in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, believing that strong faith will strengthen our homes and our church.
Please, take a few moments to view this website to learn more about our unique ministry. We would also like to extend a personal invitation for you to attend a worship service soon. Be prepared to meet the friendliest people and enjoy the most exciting church service you’ve ever attended. If we can assist you with any further information or spiritual need, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail.