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Our Mission


“In everything we do, we desire to exalt Jesus Christ!  We determine to preach the Word of God correctly and live by it!  We desire to be led by the Spirit of God and to live a life pleasing to our Father!  We aim to do as John 3:30 states, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Our goal is not to focus on ourselves, but to focus on the greatness of Christ!”   Philippians 2:5-11


John 8:31 tells us that if we continue (obey) in the words of Christ then we are disciples “indeed” (no doubt).  Our goal at IBT is to train those in the church in the Word of God and encourage them to live as God’s Word instructs.  Not only will this help the believer grow in their faith, but it also will encourage them to reach the “lost” for Christ. Our aim is to teach the believer to be a defender of the Christian faith and to be passionate about sharing their faith.”


“According to Matthew 28:18-20 we are to go into all the world with the good news of Jesus Christ!   Currently we have over 30 foreign mission works that we financially support on a monthly basis but we also desire to reach our local community.  We financially support 5 local ministries and have 3 free community events each year with the purpose of sharing the love of Christ to our neighbors.  These events are fun and designed to reach kids and families.  We desire to share God’s Word at all times but we also what to share life with people as well.  Sharing our lives will hopefully lead others to want new life through Jesus Christ! 

Our Team

Our Pastor

Matt Roller
One of my favorite Bible verses is John 10:10. This verse states, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, to kill, and to destroy: I am come that the might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” I love this verse because it specifically tells us what the devil’s plan is and what God’s plan is. The devil’s goal is to steal, kill and destroy and he seems to be doing a great job at that. However, God sent Jesus into the world to give us abundant life and to be made free from the death-grip of satan. My goal, and the goal for IBT, is to tell people about freedom and new life with Jesus Christ! We also equip God’s disciples to reach our community for Him. If you are looking for a church like this please come visit and be a part of what God is doing on the Southside of Indy!
Ellery Hunsley
Member Care Pastor
Greg Dzula
Discipleship Pastor
Scott Hunsley
Missions Pastor 
Carole Sparks
Secretary & Event Coordinator
Chad Benninger 
Youth Pastor
Joe Napier
Middle School Pastor
Kayla Schult
Kids Director
Bekah Roller

How Do I Meet People?

The Indianapolis Baptist Temple is not a place for spectators! It is a place for team members. Whether you are a child, a grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can get connected at IBT!

Your First Step:

Get to know IBT by attending:

101 Membership Class and explore what Indianapolis Baptist Temple is all about.

201 Maturity Class will help you continue to grow in your faith.

301 Ministry Class will help match your talent and abilities to ministry opportunities at IBT.

401 Missions Class will help equip you to better share your faith with others.

All of these classes meet Sunday morning, 9:30 AM at the Life Center main campus.

Small Groups

A Small Group is about enjoying life with each other and enjoying the abundant life we have in Jesus Christ! God desires to fellowship with us and He wants us to share that same fellowship with each other.

Through the Small Group Ministry, it is our desire you become a F.A.T. Christian! A F.A.T. Christian is someone who is Faithful, Accountable, and Teachable.

Currently, we have over 60 Small Groups meeting in and around the city. If you are interested in knowing more about Small Group Bible Study or possibly joining a Small Group, please contact  Ellery Hunsley.  We are confident you will find a place where YOU can belong and grow with a group of friends.


We have a vibrant Youth Ministry at IBT. From Children on through Middle School and High School, there is a exciting program for young people of all ages. Sunday School classes, Vacation Bible School, Kidstuff The Warehouse, Ignite Middle School Ministry, The Beach High School Ministry, Activities, Youth Camp, and Trips are just a few of the ways your young person can get involved at IBT! 


Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The Adult Ministry at IBT prepares, challenges, and inspires women and men to a life of Christian discipleship. It is our desire and mission that every adult become a full and fulfilled disciple of Jesus Christ, and that each person will have a passion for Christian service. Whether a are single, married or senior, we have a place for you!


Latest Sermon

Is God a Good Father?

Ellery Hunsley


June 18, 2017

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Church Location:

The Life Center at Southport
4002 E Southport Road
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Mailing Address:

The Indianapolis Baptist Temple
PO Box 11
Indianapolis, IN 46206





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