Our Story

How it all started...

Temple Baptist Church was founded February 7, 1955. The founder and first pastor was Joseph A. Rodes, who pastored from 1955 to 1957. A. Weaver Futrell became the second pastor in 1957 and pastored until 1970. Allen Dooley became pastor in May 1970 and pastored until 2007. James Rushing Jr. became pastor in 2008 and pastored until 2014.

Temple Baptist Church was organized with 22 charter members as follows: Rev. and Mrs. Joseph A. Rhodes, Tommy Rhodes, Johnny Rhodes, Carolyn Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Carol Caprio, Bob Frederick, Mr. and Mrs A. P. Johnson, Patricia Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Carey, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. James B. Carey, Jr., Kenneth Ray Carey. Olive Stevenson, John Johnson, A. Weaver Futrell, William C. Winder, and Mr. Jean Mayo.

Expanding the vision...

Temple Baptist church was founded with the purpose of reaching our Jerusalem with the good news of Jesus Christ. God has blessed us greatly with wonderful facilities, members, and staff. We seek to glorify God by building a family of believers passionate about Him where people are loved the way they are, urged to become more like Christ, and equipped to share Christ in word and deed.

Where we are headed...

Watson Morgan became pastor in August 2017 and we are praying for God to do a great work within us so that we can see Him work through us in our city. We are working to see revival come as people are saved, baptized, and discipled.

Come see what God is doing at Temple!

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 9:30 am and 10:30 am.