What do I wear?

Good news! There’s no dress code at Temple. While here on Sunday, you may notice that our people aren’t defined by one particular style of dress. From “very casual” to “Sunday Best,” our congregation is a collection of ordinary people who are different ages, come from different backgrounds, but unify with one purpose to: Come Gather Around the Word!

What about Childcare?

Childcare is provided for preschoolers from birth thru kindergarten from 9-11:30 a.m. by caring members who teach God’s Word called First Steps.  

During the Sunday School hour, there are classes for children from birth through the fifth grade. This allows parents the chance to attend a worship service and Bible Study. For more information on our Preschool and Children’s Ministry, call 318-255-3745 or email  .

What about Parking?

There are over 600 parking places available on campus in the five lots surrounding the building. Shuttles run continuously to accommodate guests who park in the two lots furthest from the building. Handicap and Guest Parking is available near every main entrance to the building.

Where are we located?

Click here for directions to Temple

What’s Happening on Wednesday Night?

We begin at 5 p.m. with Temple’s Family Night Supper. Children’s M3 (Music, Missions, and More), Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, Junior High Worship, College MidWeek Bible Study and Worship, Sanctuary Choir rehearsal, and young men and women’s Bible studies are all part of an exciting Wednesday lineup. 
CLICK HERE to see the Church Calendar for time and location for each of these.

How do I become a Member?

There are a few ways you can join Temple.

  • Trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and following Him in believer’s baptism.
  • Moving your membership from another Baptist church.
  • By statement from another evangelical church that practices believer’s baptism by immersion.
  • Affirming your commitment to Christ and participating in believer’s baptism by immersion.

Fast Facts about Temple

Established in 1926
Moved to present location on I-20 in 1998
Resident membership is 1842
Sanctuary has seating for over 1400
The Gathering Space seats up to 450
Average Sunday Bible Study attendance is 1050
Over 78 Sunday School classes for all ages
Average Sunday worship attendance is 1012 in three Morning Worship Services
Annual budget is over $4,350,000
Gave over $550,000 to missions in 2016