• Temple Heights Bible Institute

    May Everyday be Tuesday! Every Tuesday during the school year starting at 7:00 PM. Can't make it to class, you can watch it live or later on our Youtube Channel.

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  • AWANA on Wednesdays!

    For children ages 3 to 16. Join us at 7:00 PM

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  • Tampa Bay Friends of Israel Fellowship

    Friends of Israel meet here several times through the year for their monthly meetings.

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  • College and Career Group

    This ministry is for those out of college stepping out into the real world.

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  • Missions Trip to Dominica

    Last summer the College and Career Group took a missions trip to Dominica where they put on a Vacation Bible School at Pastor Prosper's church.

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Sunday School

Sunday School is a time where we break up into our own age group, and study the Bible more indepth. This is a more informal time than the worship services where you can ask questions. This is where you will get to know the people of the church better. We have classes for all ages from nursery age to adult. Sunday School takes place at 10:30 AM between the English Worship Service and the Bilingual Worship Service (unless their is a special combined service). Please join us for the time of learning more about what the Bible teaches.

The English Adult Sunday School Class is currently discussing Proverbs: Guide Signs for the Adventure of Life.

Junior Church

We understand that our children can get restless during the church service, and we also understand that we want to prevent as many distractions from the Holy Spirit working on you during the preaching. After the praise and worship time, children ages 5 to 4th Grade have their own special service where it is a little more relaxed.


A nursery is provided during the church service and Sunday School hour. If your child is an infant they will get tender loving care. If your child is a little older they will begin to start hearing the Bible stories that ground us in our faith. Snacks and toys are provided!

Youth Group

If you would like to see our youth group express themselves in cyberspace check out their Facebook page.

College and Career

This group is for those who have graduated from high school and are venturing out into college or starting their career. This is an active group always doing some activity so hang on tight and try to keep up!

Bible Institute

On Tuesday Night starting at 7:00 PM we have our Bible Institute. The Bible Institute has a Fall and Spring Semester. We have students who come from several churches, so all are welcome. We believe what you learn here you can take back to whereever God has you serving. This semester two classes are offered: "Book of Numbers" with Peter Maass at 7:00 PM and "Life of Christ According to the Gospel of John" with Pastor Clark Allen at 8:15 PM. In between the two class there is usually a wide array of refreshments. The students of the class are a very special group and we all wish that Everyday was a Tuesday! If you are unable to make it on Tuesday nights, the Bible Institute is being broadcast live on to Youtube, and it is also saved so that you can watch it whenever and wherever you want.

Some comments students have stated are:
Class is always very educational, as well as inspirational.
Great class, I'm blessed to be here.
I awlays enjoy coming to the classes, and miss when I don't come or when we don't have class.

The Fall Semester 2014 Flyer is available for your to download and share with others.


AWANA is an international organization that focuses on training children. Temple Heights is proud to be a part of AWANA since 1958. AWANA focuses on Bible memorization. For more information on the AWANA organization check out www.awana.org

Friday Night Outreach

Every Friday night Temple Heights reaches out the kids in the local neighborhood. The youth are the next generation of leaders and they need to be reached. Unfortunately many of these kids come from a very rough environment and this short period of time allows them to see the love of Christ. Many of the kids consider Pastor Allen as their second dad.

Palm Terrace Assisted Living Facility

Temple Heights reaches out to the residents of the Palm Terrace Assisted Living Facility. These residents consider us as their church. Pastor Allen brings a worhsip service to them every other Saturday. They have a period of singing and preaching. There is not a service that goes by that we see residents accept Jesus as their personal Savior in the nineth hour of their lives. This is truely a special ministry reaching out to the needs of very special people. One of the special times of year is Christmas where the Temple Heights children perform a dress rehersal of their Christmas play.
Palm Terrace Assisted Living Facility is located at 5121 East Serena Dr in Tampa. Their phone number is 813-988-0033.

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Prayer and Fasting

On the frist Saturday of every month, we meet together at 8:00 AM to pray for the needs of the church, members of the congregation, and our missionaries. After prayer we have a time of fellowship where we break our fast. Please join us for this special time of prayer.

Faith Promise Missions

Temple Heights has a big heart for missions. We support 31 missionary and missionary projects all around the world through the support of the congregation in a commitment towards Faith Promise Missions. In addition to financially supporting our missionaries, we encourage our congregation to go on short term missions trips themselves. One month in the Spring is dedicated towards focusing on missions during our Faith Promise Missions Conference. We look forward to having our missionaries visit us during the conference or anytime during the year. We love our missionaries!

Friends of Israel

One of our missions projects is the support of Tampa Bay Friends of Israel Fellowship. Jesse and Penny Pincus are members of our church who we also support as missionaries and we take great joy in providing our facilities for their use. They have monthly meetings with great speakers focusing on Israel. Friends of Israel is focusing on sharing with the Jewish people the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Please contact our church for the next scheduled Friends of Israel meeting or contact Jess and Penny Pincus directly at 813-961-1264.

Special Events

Throughout the year we do many special events such as: Easter Egg Hunt, Mother's Day Dinner on the Grounds, Father's Day Dinner on the Grounds, Christmas in July, Anniversary Sunday Dinner on the Grounds, Track and Treat, Children's Christmas Program, Christmas Eve Service, Watchnight Service, and many more.

Did you miss seeing the Children's Christmas Program "We Three Spies"? Check out our Youtube Channel to be able to enjoy this wonderful production.


More Information

Please contact us if you have any questions.


Church Office: 813-985-5292

Pastor Allen: 813-263-7937


Mailing Address

Temple Heights Baptist Church

5020 Puritan Road

Tampa, Florida 33617