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