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What is Temple Baptist Church?

It is a local, independent, fundamental, New Testament Church.  A church is not a building

or an ecclesiastical hierarchy, but a local called-out body of believers in Jesus Christ,

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Why is Temple Baptist Church here?

Matthew 28:19-20 is the great commission to the church and plainly tells its purpose.  “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”return to Temple Baptist Church Discover Menu Return to Top Menu

Why should you attend Temple Baptist Church?

If you are saved:

  • To worship God.

  • To grow in strength and be better fit for service.

  • To show others by the testimony of your support that you believe what we teach.

If you are unsaved:

  • That you might hear the Gospel.

  • That you might learn of your need of Jesus.

  • That you might find purpose and direction in your life.

  • That you might find your soul's Salvation.

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Meet Our Friendly Staff


Pastor Daniel Habegger of Temple Baptist Church in LaCrosse, WIPastor Daniel Habegger grew up in a godly pastor's home and was saved at a young age. While in high school, God gave him a desire to pursue full-time ministry. His interests in Bible, music, and theology eventually led him to attend Northland Baptist Bible College, Bob Jones University, and Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary in pursuit of training for the ministry.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible in 1995, followed by a Master of Divinity in 2002. Since finishing his formal ministerial training, he has been involved in ministry at various levels, including both lay and occupational ministry capacities at Huron Baptist Church of Flat Rock, MI. He has also served as the pastor of Northland Baptist Church in Hannibal, WI.

Pastor Habegger is grateful for his wife, Cheryl, who assists him with his ministry in a variety of important ways. They both consider it a high privilege to be the parents of their daughter, Danelle.

Pastor Habegger began his ministry at Temple Baptist Church on August 12, 2012, and he is eagerly anticipating seeing God's hand at work in this ministry both now and in the future. He desires that the blessing of the Lord would truly be present among this community of believers.

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What We Believe

1. The Bible is the verbal, infallible, inspired word of God
     2. There is one God in three persons: The Father, Son, & Holy Spirit
     3. That God created the world in six literal twenty - four hour days
     4. God created man in His image without sin.
     5. That man was given the opportunity to obey and disobey God.
     6. That man chose to disobey God and as a result all people are born with a sin
      7. That all people have sinned and are unable to go to heaven without help
      8. That Jesus Christ provided Salvation for sinful man
           a. Was born of the Virgin Mary
           b. Lived a sinless life on earth
           c. Voluntarily died on a cross to pay for man’s sins
           d. Rose again the third day
           e. Ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father
           f. Is interceding for those who put their trust in His finished work
           g. Will one day return in the clouds to rapture His church
     9. In a literal Heaven and Hell
     10. That man must make a choice to receive Christ as Savior in order to go to heaven.
     11. In the eternal security of the believer once he has trusted Christ as Savior
     12. That there are two ordinances instituted by Christ
            a. Baptism by immersion of those who have professed faith in Christ
            b. The Lord’s Supper as a memorial of what Christ has done for us
     13. In the Pre–tribulation Rapture of the church
     14. In the Pre–millennial return and millennial reign of Jesus Christ
     15. That Believers will appear before the Judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their deeds, and that unbelievers will be judged at the great white throne.
     16. In the obligation of every believer to live a holy life and to witness to the lost of the saving power of Jesus Christ.
      17. That God gives each believer a gift at salvation to be used in serving Him
      18. That the sign gifts ceased at the completion of the Scriptures and are not given by God to people today.
      19 That God desires us to separate from all forms of compromise, liberalism, ecumenicalism, new evangelicalism, and today charismatic movement.
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History of Temple Baptist Church

In the fall of 1950, Pastor Ray Richardson of Calvary Baptist Church had the State Secretary of the American Baptist Convention come to answer questions regarding liberal teaching in their Sunday School literature, the schools, the leadership and the missions’s policies. Pastor Richardson’s ordination was being planned, but the convention required a loyalty statement and, should he leave the convention, he must surrender his ordination papers. (The church was affiliated with the Northern Baptist Convention, but that convention later became part of the American Baptist Convention).

Unable to accept these policies, in January 1951 about three - fourths of the congregation of Calvary Baptist left the church. Thirteen people (officers at Calvary) met January 7, 1951. A special meeting was held January 11, 1951 in the John Terpstra home, at which time, Temple Baptist Church was organized as an Independent, Fundamental Baptist Church.

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