September 2018  
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Wilmington, North Carolina


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  • SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE: Please see the Announcements to the right for schedule changes related to Hurricane Florence
  • Daniel Ritchie: A Service of Worship and Inspiration - September 29th @ 6:30 for worship and an inspirational message
  • Experiencing God Sermon Series, Sunday mornings, September 9 - November 25 -- see announcements for details.
  • To learn more about the Good News of Jesus Christ, click on "The Gospel Story" tab.
  • If you can't worship with us in person, tune in live on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. on AM 980 WAAV.

Thank you for visiting our website!

We're glad you found us!

Since 1923, the congregation of Temple Baptist Church has been worshiping and serving God together, ministering to families and individuals in our surrounding neighborhoods and the greater Wilmington area.

Though we're not a large church, we're trying to touch our community and our world with God's love. How?

Empowered by the Holy Spirit and guided by Scripture, we're striving to know Christ and to make Him known by being an authentic community of followers of Jesus Christ that embodies His presence to the world through our worship, our witness, and our way of life as His disciples. Through informal contacts, special events, and ongoing ministries, along with prayer and financial support for and involvement in local, national, and global missions, we work to share the good news of Jesus Christ through deeds of love and words of witness.

We also seek to minister to the wider community through a strategic partnership with the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, which manages and operates our Christian Activity Center, located at 709 George Anderson Drive in Wilmington, as a branch facility. Alongside the offerings of the Midtown YMCA at Temple Baptist Activity Center, we host opportunities there for Christian formation and growth, as well as classes and conversations for those who want to explore the Bible and the Christian faith.

Our web site will help you learn more about us and our ministries, but worshiping with us will help you know us better. We'd love for you to join us for Bible study (our Sunday School has classes for all ages) and worship on Sunday mornings. When you worship with us, we believe that you will find:

  • An authentic, welcoming, caring community of disciples.
  • God-focused, Bible-based worship for the whole family that's both reverent and vibrant, rooted in the Bible and Christian history, drawing on the best of ancient, old, and new practices and elements.
  • Preaching and teaching that are centered on the Word of God and relatable to our lives.
  • Christian discipleship that takes the long look rather than offering quick fixes, focusing on genuine life transformation.
  • Ministries and opportunities that are both intergenerational and age-specific.

If you're looking for a church home, we'd love to have you worship with us at Temple! If you're not yet a follower of Jesus and you wonder what being a Christian is about, please click on The Gospel Story tab and watch the video there. If you have questions, please feel free to call us at 910-763-3351 or email us at

Our main campus is located at the corner of 18th and Market streets in the Historic District, where we gather for Bible study at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings, followed by worship at 11 a.m. We also have Wednesday evening activities beginning with supper at 5:30 p.m. (during the traditional school year), followed by prayer and Bible study for adults and activities for children at 6:15 p.m.

We hope to see you soon!


Contact Information  
Temple Baptist Church
1801 Market St.
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
Phone (910)763-3351

Due to the extensive damage and extremely dangerous road conditions, as well as continuing power outages caused by Hurricane Florence, we are making the following scheduling changes:

  • There will be no Wednesday evening activities this week on September 19.
  • The church office will be open on a limited basis Tuesday through Friday. However, at this time there is no internet or telephone service, so you will need to email or call/text the person you wish to speak to so they can access your message on their cell phone.
  • We hope to have Sunday School and Worship Service this Sunday, September 23. If it is necessary to cancel, we will do our best to get word out to the congregation, including announcing it here on the web site.

Keep safe and be in prayer for those who have been affected by this storm, whoever and wherever they may be. May God bless and keep you!

Experiencing God Sermon Series

Throughout September, October, and November, Pastor Mark Gaskins will be preaching a series of sermons in the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service based on the themes of Henry Blackaby and Claude King's Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the WIll of God Bible study.  The choir will also be presenting a number of pieces from Experiencing God: The Musical in these services. Join us for this special series as we are seeking God and His plans and direction for the future of our church.


The College & Career Bible study group for young adults meets every Sunday from 10:00 am until 10:45 am.  Join us for great fellowship, coffee, and breakfast.

HUGGs Ministry for intellectually and developmentally disabled youth and adults

HUGGs (Having Unique Godly Gifts) will resume on Tuesday, September 4. HUGGs meets each Tuesday during the the school year from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Midtown YMCA @ Temple Baptist Activity Center at 709 George Anderson Drive, Wilmington. Activities include basketball, inside safe softball, kickball, music, singing, dancing, prayer circle, and more, including free snacks! If you have questions, please contact the church office (910-763-3351).

Hearing Loop Installed in Sanctuary!

Thanks to a very generous gift in memory of long-time members Jim and Betty Caton, Temple Baptist Church now has a Hearing Loop in the sanctuary! This loop will help people who wear hearing aids with the T-coil feature be able to hear much more clearly in the sanctuary during worship services. Simply switch you hearing aids to the T or T-coil setting when you enter the sanctuary. See our press release under the "Info Center" tab for more information.

Regular Schedule  
Office Hours
  • Office hours for Temple Baptist Church are as follows:

    Monday - Friday

              8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Sunday School
    – 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Worship
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Brotherhood Breakfast
    – 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
  • Family Night Supper
    – 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
  • Prayer Service
    – 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
  • FLYTE (Middle/High School)
    – 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Kids Missions
    – 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Choir
    – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM