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Freedom Missionary Baptist Church 

History of Freedom Missionary Baptist Church

Freedom Baptist Church was started in December of 1992, by a preacher by the name of Bud Wix (1930-2011). During the early stages of the church, it was held in a small house in downtown Temple. They grew to 45 members there in that little house church; some of which are still members to this day.




On February 14th, 1993, all 45 members of Freedom Baptist Church gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on their new church building - our current location. Built on donated land, this church would serve as a place of worship and growth for years to come. The Lord greatly blessed the efforts of Bro. Bud Wix and the original members of Freedom, and we are thankful for the legacy left behind by these saints.


Bro. Shae Tallent became pastor in September of 2002, adding "Missionary" to the name - making us now Freedom Missionary Baptist Church. Since then, our property has grown greatly, with a new fellowship hall, remodeled sanctuary, new Sunday School classrooms, prophet's chamber, and a pavilion. Our church also now supports 24 missionaries and other various mission works. We praise the Lord for the physical and material growth, but most importantly, we thank Him for the spiritual growth and lives changed throughout the years. We've seen souls saved, lives restored, men called to preach, and hearts revived - and God continues to work in our church. 



Service Times

Sunday School - 10am

Sunday Morning Worship - 11am

Sunday Evening Service - 4pm

Wednesday Night Service - 7pm


We have special services for the children and teens during our Sunday morning services, as well as a nursery for all services.