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"'For the word of God is alive and active.'" (Choose a time to come and pray...)

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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.

Sermons Online

Sunday Sermons

See all of our online sermons.

He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.

Acts 10:42 (NIV)

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)

Upcoming Events

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Weekly Schedule

9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Worship
5:00 p.m. Prayer Service
Church Office CLOSED
6:30 a.m. Men's Prayer
Children's Music
5:00 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
Joy Program (for Internationals)
9:00 a.m. Bible Study
10:00 a.m. English class
11:00 a.m. Crafts/Handbells
(Every other Saturday - see "Upcoming Events")
7:00 p.m. Young Adults Bible Study