A Note from our Pastor

Thank you so much for visiting our website today! I want to personally invite you to visit our campus.

Temple Baptist Church is located in Flower Mound, Texas. I want you to know that you will always be welcome and wanted in our services. The Temple choir and music program is truly outstanding. The sermons you will hear will be from the inspired Word of God.

You will discover that we provide many opportunities to serve the Lord. We are a diverse church family and have a variety of ministries—there is a place for everyone here! Please take time to look through our site to find out more about the activities that go on every week.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the core of who we are as a church family. If you are seeking the Lord, we will be more than glad to point you to Him as He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures. If you already know the Lord as Savior, it is our desire that you will come to know Him in an even greater way through our services.

Please feel free to contact the church office if you have any questions. May the Lord bless you as you seek to serve Him!


Pastor Wallace


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Pastoral Staff

Richard L. Wallace, Sr.
Richard L. Wallace, Sr.Senior Pastorpastorwallace@templebc.org
Pastor Wallace is the Senior Pastor of Temple Baptist Church. He and his wife, Paula, planted Temple Baptist in a small storefront in Lewisville in the fall of 1977. God has blessed and Temple Baptist has grown exponentially. Pastor and Paula and have served faithfully for over 45 years. They have two children and have seven grandchildren.
Joe Wehmeier
Joe WehmeierAssistant Pastorpastorjoe@templebc.org
Pastor Joe has been a member of Temple Baptist Church since 2019. Joe joined our pastoral staff during the summer of 2023 and oversees our Connect Classes and Temple Kids children's ministry. Joe brings years of experience in church and Christian school ministries as well as working with missionary Bible translators on the field. He and his wife Sarah have been married since 2007, and they have three children: Levi, Eden, and Adam.
Dave Birkey
Dave BirkeyHeritage Builders’ Directordbirkey@templebc.org
Dave and his wife, Dawn, have served at Temple Baptist since January 1987. Along with being building manager, Dave serves as the director of Heritage Builders—Temple's senior adult ministry. They have two children and six grandchildren.
Micah Yapp
Micah YappYouth Pastorpastormicah@templebc.org
Pastor Micah came to Temple Baptist Church in the summer of 2022 and serves as the youth pastor to our 6th–12th grade teens and their families. Micah and his wife Emily are graduates of Pensacola Christian College and have been married since 2020. Micah and Emily have two daughters: Addyson and Shiloh.

Church Staff

Rick Beets
Rick BeetsMusic Directorrbeets@templebc.org
Rick has served as choir and orchestra director since the fall of 2001. His wife, Mary, has served faithfully by his side in many areas of ministry. Rick and Mary have taken the Temple Baptist Teens of Temple Baptist on 24 mission trips all over the world. Rick and Mary have five children and have 12 grandchildren.
Glada DeVore
Glada DeVoreMissions and Outreach Coordinatormissglada@templebc.org
Miss Glada has served at Temple Baptist for over 40 years. She is involved in our missions, outreach, ladies', and children's ministries.
Marianne Stehle
Marianne StehleChurch Office Administrative Assistantmstehle@templebc.org
Marianne was two months old when Temple Baptist Church was started. She serves as the Temple Baptist Church office manager and assistant to Pastor Wallace. Marianne and her husband, Courtney assist Dave and Dawn Birkey in the Heritage Builders class. They have four children — Zander, Calin, Mckenzie, and Morgan.
Courtney Stehle
Courtney StehleMaintenance / Heritage Builderscstehle@templechristian.com
Courtney has been a member of Temple Baptist Church since 2012. He serves in the maintenance department at Temple Baptist Church and is the Athletic Director at Temple Christian Academy. Courtney and his wife Marianne assist Dave and Dawn Birkey in the Heritage Builders class.

Temple Christian Academy

Carin Gibbs
Carin GibbsAdministrative Principalcgibbs@templebc.org
Carin has been working at Temple since 2012 as the Business Manager and is now the Administrative Principal at Temple Christian Academy. She has 4 grown children who all graduated from TCA, and she has two new granddaughters.

Temple Christian Learning Center

Tonia Harradine
Tonia HarradineTCLC Directortharradine@templebc.org
Tonia serves as the Temple Baptist Church nursery director as well as the Director of the Temple Christian Learning Center (TCLC), our fully licensed day-care facility for infants through K-4. Tonia has served as the TCLC director since 2009. Tonia and her husband, Russell, have three children who all graduated from TCA, and she now has one grandson.

Our Beliefs

The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. It reveals the principles by which God judges us; and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ. (Ex. 24:4; Deut. 4:1-2; 17:19; Josh. 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:11, 89, 105, 140; Isa. 34:16; 40:8; Jer. 15:16; 36; Matt. 5:17-18; 22:29; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11; Rom. 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Heb. 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

God’s Purpose of Grace
The Church
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Day
The Kingdom

The Kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship over men who willfully acknowledge Him as King. Particularly the Kingdom is the realm of salvation into which men enter by trustful, childlike commitment to Jesus Christ. Christians ought to pray and to labor that the Kingdom may come and God’s will be done on earth. The full consummation of the Kingdom awaits the return of Jesus Christ and the end of this age. (Gen. 1:1; Isa. 9:6-7; Jer. 23:5-6; Matt. 3:2; 4:8-10, 23; 12:25-28; 13:1-52; 25:31-46; 26:29; Mark 1:14-15; 9:1; Luke 4:43; 8:1; 9:2; 12:31-32; 17:20-21; 23:42; John 3:3; 18:36; Acts 1:6-7; 17:22-31; Rom. 5:17; 8:19; 1 Cor. 15:24-28; Col. 1:13; Heb. 11:10, 16; 12:28; 1 Peter 2:4-10; 4:13; Rev. 1:6, 9; 5:10; 11:15; 21:22)

Last Things
Evangelism and Missions
The Christian and the Social Order
Religious Liberty

Our History

our historyIn His great wisdom, GOD ordained that Temple Baptist Church would begin in the fall of 1977. 

In the beginning of that fateful year, Richard and Paula Wallace moved from Kentucky to the Dallas area expecting to assume the pastorate of a mission church.  When they arrived, they found the job for which they came was no longer available.  The young preacher accepted a position as a youth pastor in Richardson but knew that wasn’t all the Lord had in store for him in Texas.  So, he prayed, and the Lord said, “Start a church.”  He was searching for a location to start the church when a man in McKinney told him about Lewisville.  He said Lewisville was about to start growing, and that he should look there.

After weeks of searching through Lewisville, Pastor Wallace finally located a store front in the Lakeland Plaza shopping center.  He began passing out fliers to advertise his new church.   The first Sunday service saw 11 people in attendance with a $12 offering.  Spectacular, no; but it was a start.  From that point, the church saw steady growth.  Soon they expanded into additional store front space.  Before long, they outgrew the storefront, and it was time to look for their own property.  The land was located, and they purchased a few acres on Bellaire Blvd.

The first building erected on the new property was small, but God worked in big ways there.  Shortly after moving to Bellaire Blvd, Temple Christian Academy was born and shared the property with the church.  As the church continued to grow, they added some additional small buildings.  Later, the Lord miraculously provided funds to build a gymnasium.  Not only was the gymnasium used for athletics; but also for worship services as well. 

The gym was functional as an auditorium but the church continued to grow and needed more space.  Again, the Lord had a plan.  He opened the door to purchase a pre-existing church property on Milton Street in Lewisville.  There, the church would find more space, and the school would continue to operate on Bellaire Blvd.

The Milton Street property provided more Sunday School space and a single purpose worship center.  The church prospered there for a while but was practically invisible to the public due to the location.

Pastor Wallace and the church prayed about this issue and soon the Lord led him to Main Street in Old Town Lewisville.  There, in buildings that had once housed First Baptist Church, the church found an open, roomy worship facility that served the church family well for several years.  But as the neighborhood began to change, access to classroom buildings became dangerous.  It was time to move again.  

Pastor Wallace formed a Building Committee to search for new property.  After significant effort, the Lord led them to Northshore Blvd in Flower Mound where acreage was available.  An architect was hired, master plans were designed to last the church needs far into the future, and construction began.  After almost three years of searching, planning, and construction, Temple Baptist Church opened its doors in Flower Mound. 

Now, the church is located in Flower Mound on 21 acres of property.  We have room to expand, room to do more, and room to reach more.  God is still at work after all of these years.  In fact, He has only just begun!

Physical Address

2501 Northshore Blvd
Flower Mound, TX 75028

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday- Friday

Contact Info

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Main Number: 972.874.8700

Fax Number: 972.539.4649