Temple’s News from Pastor David & Staff

(Email to Church Monday, April 6)

Dear Church Family,

Happy Monday! To keep things short I’ll get right to it:

  • 5 Minute Church Health Survey: Please click on the following link and take a short 25 question survey. Your responses will give our staff a weekly snapshot of the overall spiritual heath of the TBC family, as well as, help us shape our weekly content. Click here to participate…
  • Passion Week Bible Reading PlanClick here to download a copy of our Passion week Bible reading plan that follows the final steps and moments of Jesus’ life. Let’s all read this together as we prepare our hearts and minds for Easter.
  • 12PM Good Friday Service: Join us online for a special Good Friday service that will include a time of worship and teaching as 7 members of our staff share a 5 minute mini-message on the seven final sayings of Jesus! The entire service should last no longer than 45 minutes.
  • Easter Sunday Worship: Be sure to tune in for our Easter Sunday service at 10:30AM. Easter is a great time to invite people to watch so let’s be sure to invite at least 5 of our family/friends/neighbors to join us for church online!
  • School Feeding Program ON HOLD: Last Friday the Lamar County School Board voted to stop all of the weekly food distribution for at least two weeks. Thank you to everyone who has already served and to those who had signed up to serve. We will let you know if and when the school feeding program starts back up.
  • New Church Office Hours: Until further notice our new church office hours are Wednesday’s only from 9AM – 5PM.

Thanks in advance to participating in the survey and for being engaged. Your participation and weekly giving (giving link) is what allows ministry to continue during this current season of life. Please pray for our church family, for those around you, and keep on finding ways to “Love God, Love People, and Serve Both”.

As always, if you have a prayer need or if there is something we can do for you/your family please send me an email at  .

Blessings and God’s best,
Pastor David


(Email to Church Thursday, April 2)

Hello Church Family,

Thanks for checking out our Thursday update! While not a lot has changed, everything has changed with the new “Shelter In Place” order that Governor Reeves is implementing starting Friday at 5PM. For weeks our church has been preparing for this moment so rest assured we have plans in place for continued Sunday services and mid-week content online, daily devotionals thru the, and being good stewards of both our staff and financial resources. Our team is doing a great job and I want to encourage you to find ways to express your appreciation to all. In the meantime, here are a few updates

  • COMMUNION AT HOME: Get your supplies ready and let’s celebrate communion with those in our home this Sunday at 10:30AM. We will wrap up our series on "The Garden" and take Communion towards the end of the message.
    • Needs of Southern Miss: In addition to the item below, you can visit to register to help meet some needs for USM college students. Even though a lot of student have gone home, international students are still on campus and service opportunities to help range from grocery pick up, technology help for online learning, to temporary housing. Go Eagles!! 
    • #TheHattiesburgWay: The City of Hattiesburg has created a website for those within our community needing help and those within our community wanting to help. For more information and /or to sign up please visit #TheHattiesburgWay is organized and facilitated by the City of Hattiesburg and not Temple Baptist Church.
  • EASTER SERVICES: As Easter approaches be sure to invite those within your circle of influence to join us online at 10:30AM on Apple TV, Roku, Facebook, TBCLIFE mobile app, and With so many people on their phones and overwhelmed with messages, etc, let’s go "old school" and VERBALLY invite people to join us
  • PLANS WE ARE WORKING ON: While plans can change at any moment we are currently working on a food drive for our local food pantry’s, a Blood Drive on our church campus, and a post Easter sermon series that speaks into the days and times we are currently living in. Details to follow…

As we do our best to keep you informed, please remember that your one stop shop for all things related to Temple in this season of ministry is Also, if you have any questions that either myself or our staff can answer, simply send me an email to   and we will do our best to answer your question as quickly and accurately as possible.

You are loved and we are always here if you need us.

Pastor David