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Church History


   While looking for a place to start a church, there were several places we looked at until the Lord led us to this little vacant church. We could hardly see the building for the high weeds that had grown in the parking lot. We met with the owner of the building. From that day there was a vision of a great church and the Lord has never stopped blessing Temple Baptist Church.

   Our first service was Wednesday, August 30th, 1967. There were 11 in attendance. The offering was $3.00. Our first Sunday service was September 3rd, 1967. We had 56 in attendance for Sunday School and 48 in the Worship service. Our founding Pastor Rev. Glenn Rogers, Sr.'s first sermon was titled, "Rest for the Restless." In the Sunday evening service there was 28 in attendance, with an offering of $9.56. The sermon was entitled "Worship".

   The following Sunday, September 10th, 47 were in attendance. During the invitation, the first family to join Temple Baptist was Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harker and their daughter Becky. Preacher brought a message on "At the End of Life, What Then?". During the following weeks many others came to join the church.

   Rev. Glenn Rogers, Sr. dedicated his life to serving the Lord and giving to the people of the church. He was a true and faithful servant for nearly 30 years until the Lord called him home. The "baton of faith" was passed on to his son, Rev. Glenn Rogers, Jr. who was called to serve the Lord at a young age.

   On September 10th, 2012 we celebrated 45 years of ministry at Temple Baptist Church. The Lord is still blessing and we are continuing to see people accept Christ as their Saviour.

   There are many people who have worked together as the body of Christ. We are so thankful for those faithful workers throughout our 45 years. Let us pray together that God will bless us with many more years!

   We're excited about what God is doing now, and we are looking forward to what God is going to do in the future. Our desire is to keep on working to reach the hearts of the lost till Jesus comes again. We know that God will continue to reach out to the world and give peace to the hurting and strength to the family.

   May God Greatly Bless You!


Temple Baptist Church - 1212 Greensburg Road
P.O. Box 181 - Green, Ohio 44232-0181
Phone: (330) 896-1969
24hr Information Line: (330) 896-1000
email:info@tbclighthouse.org