First Baptist Temple

Who We Are

Encountering God and Impacting Lives!

Since its founding in 1874 in the community of Birdsdale, and then its move to the new city of Temple in 1882, First Baptist Church has continued to love God, reach others and minister to people's needs. We invite you to be a member as we pursue God's vision and purpose for our church. We want to impact God's world by building an eternal legacy for God's glory.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:00am - Worship Center, 204 N. Main
  • 09:30am - Pirtle Elementary, 714 S. Pea Ridge Rd.
  • 11:00am - Worship Center, 204 N. Main
  • 06:00pm - Various classes, check website


Dr. Ronny Marriott Senior Pastor

Dr. Ronny Marriott Senior Pastor

We welcome Dr. Ronny Marriott as he begins his ministry as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Temple. Dr. Marriott comes most recently from First Baptist, Corpus Christi, where he served as senior pastor. With degrees from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, he has also served churches in Hurst, Dripping Springs, and Dallas. In his personal statement, Dr. Marriott says, “I am confident that the Lord called me to serve as shepherd to a local body of believers. My training, along with my experience, has strengthened my ability and my desire to serve the Lord and His people. My first priority is to draw closer to God, only then will I be effective in leadership, evangelism, worship and discipleship. My second priority as pastor is to help people trust Jesus and grow in their faith.”


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