Remarks From The Pastor - July 2, 2017

The 50th Anniversary of Temple Baptist Church has finally arrived!  We welcome all of you here today especially our visitors, newest members and some from back in the day! 

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

On July 9, 1967 Temple Baptist Church had its first pastor, Pastor Wendell Correll along with his wife, Mary Ann and their three children, Wendy, Kim and Greg.  It is almost impossible to speak to anyone 40 years or older, that has lived in Titusville all their lives, that did not, at one time or another, ride a red, white and blue bus to Sunday school at Temple!  What a legacy Pastor Correll left for us to build upon.  Mr. Greg Correll, who is with us today, is representing the Correll family in the morning service and speaking tonight as the first administrator of our Temple Baptist School.  This church’s second Pastor was LeRoy Eldridge along with his wife Shirley and their four boys, Jon, Peter, Dan and Josh.  Pastor Eldridge took the reins as pastor in the year 1997 until 2010. God called me to come on pastoral staff in August of 2000 along with my wife, Becky and our three children, Tara, Shad and Amy.  I was called to be the pastor of this church family in the year 2010.  God is alive in the hearts of this great church family.  God has done great things in the past and He is still doing great things among us here at TBC!  For that we are most thankful to God Almighty. 

Pastor Tom