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The main church building was built during World War II when steel and other construction materials were in short supply. The church was dedicated on Sunday August 6, 1944.

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For more than 70 years Rice Temple Baptist Church has served the Lord by ministering to families in the surrounding neighborhoods, students at Rice University, the hospitals, and the medical and nursing schools at the Texas Medical Center.

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World Map

As a mission-minded church, we are blessed that the Lord brings us people from all over the world to whom we minister weekly through our music and language programs.

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Medical Center

Rice Temple Baptist Church is the closest Baptist church to the Houston Medical Center.

Holy Bible

Bible Study

Please join us in one of several studies of God's glorious revelation to man. Classes are available for all ages.
See a list of classes.
National Flags

Joy Program

English as a Second Language (ESL) speakers are welcome on Tuesdays for English Language instruction and conversation, as well as Bible study and crafts.

RightNow Media

Video Library

Church members have access to an extensive video library of Christian resources. Learn more.

Holy Bible

Recent Sermons

Access an archive of Sunday morning services here.

Choir and Orchestra


The choir and orchestra are very active throughout the year. We welcome you for practice on Wednesday nights. Learn more.

Home Groups

Home Groups

Join a fellowship that meets in homes for small group Bible study.

Music Notes

Children's Music

On Wednesdays there is an introductory music theory class for children using the recorder or handbells.


Ephesians 2:19-22

"... [Y]ou are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God's people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit." (NIV)

Weekly Schedule

9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Worship
4:00 p.m. Ladies' Prayer
5:00 p.m. Prayer Service
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Home Ed Plus
Church Office CLOSED
6:30 a.m. Men's Prayer
Joy Program (for Internationals)
9:00 a.m. Bible Study
10:00 a.m. English class
11:00 a.m. Crafts/Handbells
Children's Music
4:00 p.m. Recorder Class
5:00 p.m. Handbells
5:30 p.m. Family Fellowship Dinner
6:15 p.m. AWANA
6:30 p.m. Youth Devotions
6:30 p.m. Prayer and Praise
6:30 p.m. Ladies' International Bible Class
6:45 p.m. English Conversation Class
7:45 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
(1st and 3rd Thur. of each month)
10:00 a.m. MOPS
7:00 p.m. Young Adults Bible Study
7:00 p.m. International Class