Temple Baptist Church

Welcome, friends, to Temple Baptist Church!

Pastor Bud Owen
Pastor Bud Owen

“Load Line”

In the 19th century, ships were often recklessly overloaded, resulting in those ships going down and the crews being lost at sea. In 1875, to remedy this negligent practice, British politician Samuel Plimsoll led the charge for legislation to create a line on the side of a ship to show if it was carrying too much cargo. That “load line” became known as the Plimsoll Line, and it continues to mark the hulls of ships today.

Sometimes, like those ships, our lives can seem overloaded with fears, struggles, and heartaches. We can even feel that we are in danger of going under. In those times, however, it is reassuring to remember that we have a remarkable resource. We have a heavenly Father Who stands ready to help us carry that load. The apostle Peter said, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (I Peter 5:6-7). He is capable of handling the cares that overwhelm us.

Though the testings of life may feel like a burden too heavy to bear, we can have full assurance that our heavenly Father loves us deeply and knows our load limits. Whatever we face, He will help us to bear it.

Heavenly Father, I sometimes feel as if I can't go on.
I am tired, I am weak, and I am worn. Thank You that
You know my limits better than I do. And that, in Your
Strength, I can find the enablement to endure.

“God may lead us into troubled waters to deepen our trust in Him.”

(The preceding article was written by Bill Crowder and published in the “Our Daily Bread” publication...January, 2014).


We are currently studying what the Bible has to say about the Holy Spirit on Wednesday nights. Please join us.

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Our Mission

  • To Exalt the Savior!
  • To Evanglize the Sinner!
  • To Edify and Educate the Saint!

This is done through...

  • Biblical Preaching and Teaching
  • Christ-Centered and Christ-Honoring Music
  • Love For and Fellowship with One Another
  • Faithful Support of Missions
  • Biblical Counseling


How do I become a Christian?

  • Realize that you are lost and need a Savior and Jesus Christ is the Savior. (Romans 3:23 and 6:23)
  • Recognize what God had done to remedy you lost condition. (Romans 5:8 and John 3:16)
  • Repent; a willingness to turn from sin to the Savior. (Luke 13:3 and Acts 20:21)
  • Receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your own Personal Savior. (John 1:12)

Dear Friend,
God has provided in Christ Jesus the ONLY way of salvation...you must make the choice to receive God's salvation. Will you, right now, invite Jesus Christ to be your Savior?