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“In everything we do, we desire to exalt Jesus Christ!  We determine to preach the Word of God correctly and live by it!  We desire to be led by the Spirit of God and to live a life pleasing to our Father!  We aim to do as John 3:30 states, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Our goal is not to focus on ourselves, but to focus on the greatness of Christ!”   Philippians 2:5-11


“John 8:31 tells us that if we continue (obey) in the words of Christ then we are disciples “indeed” (no doubt).  Our goal at IBT is to train those in the church in the Word of God and encourage them to live as God’s Word instructs.  Not only will this help the believer grow in their faith, but it also will encourage them to reach the “lost” for Christ. Our aim is to teach the believer to be a defender of the Christian faith and to be passionate about sharing their faith.”


“According to Matthew 28:18-20 we are to go into all the world with the good news of Jesus Christ!   Currently we have over 30 foreign mission works that we financially support on a monthly basis but we also desire to reach our local community.  We financially support 5 local ministries and have 3 free community events each year with the purpose of sharing the love of Christ to our neighbors.  These events are fun and designed to reach kids and families.  We desire to share God’s Word at all times but we also what to share life with people as well.  Sharing our lives will hopefully lead others to want new life through Jesus Christ! 



Our Pastor

One of my favorite Bible verses is John 10:10. This verse states, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, to kill, and to destroy: I am come that the might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” I love this verse because it specifically tells us what the devil’s plan is and what God’s plan is. The devil’s goal is to steal, kill and destroy and he seems to be doing a great job at that. However, God sent Jesus into the world to give us abundant life and to be made free from the death-grip of satan. My goal, and the goal for The Indianapolis Baptist Temple, is to tell people about freedom and new life with Jesus Christ! We also equip God’s disciples to reach our community for Him. If you are looking for a church like this please come visit and be a part of what God is doing on the Southside of Indy!
Member Care Pastor
Discipleship Pastor
Missions Pastor 
Youth Pastor
Middle School Pastor
Kids Director
Worship Leader

Heaven Life

Heaven is real!

  • The Bible mentions Heaven as a real place (John 14:1-3) and not just figurative talk

Heaven is UP!

  • Elijah was taken UP in a chariot of fire (2 Kings 2:11)
  • Look UP for your redemption is close (Luke 21:28)
  • At the rapture, we will meet Jesus in the air (UP) when He comes from Hea …



Message From Matt | October 5, 2018

Wide Awake to Worn Out!          

Had one of those nights this week where I woke up at 2:45 AM and was wide awake.  After laying there for a little while, I thought about getting up and doing some computer work or getting in the Word but  I thought I might just fall back asleep in a little while so I stayed in bed.  Unfortunately, I was wrong!  I didn’t fall asleep until it was close to time to wake up. &nb …


Message From Matt |September 28, 2018

Do you have H.I.V?  

Sorry for the personal question and don’t be offended by it!

Actually, a variation of that question was actually asked of me by Mark Wilson a couple of Sundays ago after the message on eternal life and I assumed he wasn’t trying to offend me.  His father, Dr. Art Wilson, once told an audience that he had H.I.V as a way to start his sermon and it definitely got everyone’s attention and Mark wanted to get mine.  The H.I.V that he was …


Message From Matt |September 21, 2018

“I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.  For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.” – 1 Corinthians 16:17-18

Are you refreshing?

Don’t you love being around people that are like a breath of fresh air?  Whether it’s their positive outlook on life, or the fact they always se …



Church Location

The Indianapolis Baptist Temple
4002 E Southport Road
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Mailing Address

The Indianapolis Baptist Temple
PO Box 11
Indianapolis, IN 46206




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