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Pastor Randall Mitchell

Pastor Mitchell grew up in Idaho and was saved at an early age. He served as an Assistant Pastor for over 13 years at Treasure Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, ID. In 2008 the Lord led him to Statesville, NC to become the Senior Pastor at Temple Baptist Church. “And I will give you Pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15

Who We Are...

Temple Baptist Church is a growing, evangelistic church with a vision to reach souls for Jesus Christ. Our desire is to minister to all ages and help individuals as families face today's spiritual and moral challenges.


Many churches have been silenced by society or other Christians because they have no answers greater than their own opinion. We believe that God's Word has a truthful answer to every issue.

Statement of Faith


We believe that the Holy Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, was written by men divinely inspired and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any error; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain, the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried. This Bible is preserved for us without error in the King James Authorized Version of 1611 A.D. The King James Authorized Version shall be the official and only translation used by Temple Baptist Church and all of its ministries. We believe in the dispensational division of the Scriptures as a basis for study. (Psalm 12:6-7; 119:8-9; Isaiah 8:20;

I Thessalonians 2:13; 5:21; II Timothy 2:15; 3:15-16;  II Peter 1:20-21)



We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit whose name is JEHOVAH, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; that He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (Exodus 15:11; Psalm 83:18; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:30; John 1:1-3; John 4:24; John 10:30; Ephesians 2:18; I John 5:7)



We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God,  became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2,14; II Corinthians 5:19-21;

Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-8)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Acts 2:18-36; Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 2:24;

I Peter 1:3-5)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended bodily into Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10;

Romans 8:34; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; I John 2:1-2)



We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person whose present emphasis includes magnifying the Lord Jesus Christ, convincing the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement, comforting and teaching believers, and edifying the Body of Christ; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-14;

II Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 6:1-4)

We believe that He is the divine Teacher who assists believers to understand and appropriate the Scriptures and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 1:17-18; 5:18; I John 2:20, 27)

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowal of spiritual gifts to every believer. God uniquely uses evangelists, pastors, and teachers to equip believers in the assembly in order that they can do the work of the ministry. (Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12:4-11, 28; Ephesians 4:7-12; I Peter 4:11)


We believe the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing were temporary. Speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit. Ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayers of believers for physical healing. The present-day charismatic movement is a dangerous counterfeit of the real ministries of the Holy Spirit, and we of Temple Baptist Church are totally opposed to it. (I Corinthians 1:22; 13:8; 14:21-22; John 16:7-14; Acts 5:1-4)



We believe the Genesis account of creation which teaches that all things found their origin in God who created by His own decree, instantaneously, every living thing after its kind. We believe that God created the universe in six literal, 24-hour periods. We reject evolution, the Day-Age Theory, and Theistic Evolution as unscriptural theories of origin. (Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11)



We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but that in Adam's sin the human race fell and thereby incurred spiritual and physical death, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition and is in need of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:26-27;

Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19)



We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. We believe that salvation is the free gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was and is our substitutionary and vicarious atonement, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for forgiveness of our sins. We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ; that He ascended bodily into heaven, is seated on the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for all born-again believers, thus making them eternally secure. (Isaiah 53; Acts 4:12; Romans 5:15-21; Romans 8:33-39;

II Corinthians 1:21-22; Ephesians 1:13; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25)



We believe that all the redeemed, once saved are sealed by the Spirit of God unto the day of redemption, are spiritually circumcised and are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30;

Romans 8:1, 38-39; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:4-5; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30;

Colossians 2:11)

We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh.

(Romans 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15)



We believe that the great Gospel blessing, which Christ secures to those who believe in Him, is justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin and the promise of eternal life in principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any work of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer's blood, by virtue of which His perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God; that justification brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God. (John 1:16; Acts 13:39; Romans 4:4-5; Romans 5:1, 2, 9)



We believe that sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His holiness; that it is progressive work; that it is begun in regeneration; and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the Sealer and Comforter, in the continual use of the appointed means - especially the word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness, and prayer. (I Thessalonians 4:3;

I John 2:29)



We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; that he should abstain from all appearances of evil as a testimony to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. God commands his people to separate from all immodest and immoderate appearances, piercings, and bodily markings. The local church should maintain a position of separation from all forms of apostasy, modernism, ecumenism and any other departure from the written principles of the word of God. We believe that II Corinthians 6:14-18 and II John verse 10 prohibits the joining together of believers with unbelievers in the Lord's work, such as in ecumenical organizations or in cooperative evangelistic efforts. It shall continue to be free from any government outside of itself whatsoever, excepting legal requirements necessary to lawful operation not contrary to the nature of an independent Baptist church. (I Corinthians 6:19-20; 10:20; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:1; I Thessalonians 5:22; II Timothy 2:15-18; 3:1-5; 4:1-3; Titus 1:9-11; Titus 2:10-15; Leviticus 19:28; Romans 12:1-2; 14:13)



We believe in that blessed hope, the personal, imminent return of Christ, who will rapture His church prior to the seven-year tribulation period. At the end of the tribulation, Christ will personally and visibly return with his saints, to establish his earthly 1000 year Messianic Kingdom which was promised to the nation of Israel. (Psalm 89:3-4; Daniel 2:31-45; Zechariah 14:4-11;

I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6)



We believe that the body of Christ is comprised of all born again believers. We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and the fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His word; that its only Scriptural officers are bishops or pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are defined in the epistles to Timothy and to Titus. This church is an independent local autonomy, governed internally and responsible only to the Lord Jesus Christ. Its ministries include glorifying the Savior, edifying the saints, and evangelizing the world for Christ. (Romans 6:1-4; 16:5; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Matthew 16:18; 28:19-20; Acts 2:47; 14:23; 20:28; Ephesians 1:22; 5:23;

I Timothy 3)



We believe that God has given the church a great commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. As ambassadors of Christ, we must use all available means to go to the foreign nations and not wait for them to come to us. (Matthew 28:19-20;

Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; II Corinthians 5:20)



We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. We believe that the Lord's Supper, in which the members of the church by the use of bread and new wine are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ, is to be preceded always with solemn self-examination. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:4-5; I Corinthians 11:26-28)



We believe that God is glorified by the personal and congregational singing of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Music that glorifies God is sound in doctrine and set to music that emphasizes a sweet melody instead of a strong rhythm. While we acknowledge that there are various styles that meet biblical criteria, we do, however, oppose the Contemporary Christian Movement. (Ephesians 5:18-19)







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