A rich history.   A thriving present.

An Exciting Future.

Baptist Temple was founded in 1908 and some things have changed very little in our 108-year history. We still believe God, church, and friends should be a significant part of life.  Our worship still includes traditional hymns, scripture readings, prayers, and a sermon.  However, many things are different, and better than ever.  In addition to the cherished components of our historic past, you will find a young ministerial staff, new ministries, and unique opportunities for service.

  • Cornerstone ~ image by Whitney Radley
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  • The Rutland Building
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  • Students
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  • BT congregation in original sanctuary – circa 1912
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“In keeping with Heights tradition, our goal is to restore something historic and make it useful and beautiful again.”

Here’s what is going on at Baptist Temple

Construction Update

The long-awaited return to the newly-renovated T. C. Jester Memorial Building at 230 West 20th Street has arrived! Please ‘pardon our dust’ as the final finishes are completed over the next few weeks. You are invited to join us this Sunday!

In the News

You can find a recent article in the Houston Chronicle about our construction project by clicking here.

You can read an article about one of our former Pastors, T. C. Jester, in the Houston Chronicle by clicking here.

This Sunday's Sermon

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Luke 11:5-11

July 24, 2016

Speaking from the heart –

Members of Baptist Temple share their experience.

“We’re not as big or influential as we were when I first joined, but I like us now.  We are a family of believers that care about each other, and we are a light for lots of people in this community. I think that is all God wants from any of us.”
“I didn’t know anyone at the church, but they welcomed me in a loving way, and Baptist Temple has been my church home and church family ever since.  I am very excited about Baptist Temple’s future.”
“God led us to Baptist Temple, and we have become more solid in our faith, growing in the Spirit of God.  I praise God for allowing me to be a part of this church to watch not only myself grow, but also my children.”
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