On June 30, 1974, 53 people met for the first service of Temple Free Will Baptist Church. On July 6, the church hired Richard Kennedy as pastor and Doug Randlett as associate. For the first four years, services were held in a rented church building located on the corner of Eleventh and Forbes Streets in Greenville. During the first year, 25 acres of land, located approximately two miles south of Greenville on State Road

1708, were purchased and plans for a new church building began. The contract was signed in February, 1977, and construction began on May 1, 1977.  The new facilities, which include a 450 seat auditorium, eighteen (18) classrooms, Kitchen, offices and storage space. The official groundbreaking service was held in April, 1977, and on Easter Sun-day, 1978, the first service was held in the new church. The dedication service was conducted on Sunday, May 7, 1978.

Temple FWB Church began in hopes to show the love of Christ in the Greater Greenville area.  With the call of the Father, this mission church opened its doors in downtown Greenville.  Since that time, the church has been poised to spread the Gospel to this city and around the world.  In that regard, not much has changed.  We are still hungry to tell others about the wonderful God of the universe.  Come join us to find out how much He loves you.

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