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  • Christmas Eve Service of Lessons, Carols, and Communion - Sunday, December 24 at 5:00 p.m.

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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 be 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:

  • A caring community of disciples that is real and welcoming.
  • 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
Christmas Musical -- Sunday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Join us for our Christmas Musical as the Temple Baptist Church Choir presents "Where Will You Find Jesus" during the 11:00 worship service on Sunday, December 10, and again that evening at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Service of Lessons, Carols, and Communion

Join us at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary on Sunday, December 24 for our Christmas Eve Service of Lessons, Carols, and Communion! This will be a wonderful time of worship as we celebrate our Lord's birth through Scripture, song, and sharing in Holy Communion. This service is an adaptation of the famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols held at Kings College Chapel in Cambridge, England, each Christmas Eve since 1918. We hope you'll be a part of the Temple Baptist Church family's Christmas celebration!

HUGGs Ministry for intellectually and developmentally disabled youth and adults

HUGGs (Having Unique Godly Gifts) meets each Tuesday 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 Paula McLawhorn (910-622-3039).


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.

Regular Schedule  
  • 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
  • Faithfully Fit (CAC)
    – 10:15 AM to 11:15 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
  • Faithfully Fit (CAC)
    – 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Kidz Connection (Outreach)
    – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM