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Our Mission & Vision

The mission of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to preach the gospel to every man, woman, boy and girl, baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the things Jesus Christ commanded of us.

We believe church is about people! We focus on developing personal relationships which lead to spiritual transformation. We believe a church that cares for people will also care for their spiritual well-being.

Ellery Hunsley
Greg Dzula
Scott Hunsley
Bekah Roller
Carole Sparks

Where Can I Serve?

In some churches, committees have meetings and make decisions which decide the actions of other people. In contrast, Ministry Teams are groups that actually do ministry.  Teams start with the people and build the ministries around the gifts of those individuals.

God has placed the church in the position of carrying the gospel to the world and equipping Believers for service. Ministry teams provide tools for ministry action and helps equip Believers to reach the world for Jesus Christ.

We have Five Ministry Teams at IBT.



It has been said, “You increase the health of a New Testament congregation by its sending capacity  rather than its seating capacity.” The Indianapolis Baptist Temple supports 25 missionary families in 20 different countries. We have also planted several churches in our city. It is our goal and desire to plant 25 new churches in the city of Indianapolis.

The Missions Ministry exists as a way for members of IBT to fulfill the church’s calling to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.

Please contact

Greg Dzula

. if you desire to know more about this wonderful ministry.


Psalms 34:3 proclaims, ” O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together”. 

We believe that everyone in the church should be involved in magnification and worship. So, whether your interest lies in the choir, instrumental music, drama, visual arts, the praise team, or just singing to The Lord with all your heart, magnification and worship is for you!

The Magnification Team is responsible to oversee and plan our weekend services, special worship emphasis events and provide excellent music for worship.

If you have questions or would like to know how you could become involved in the Magnification Ministry, please contact

Dave Turner




The Membership Team is responsible for the care and education of the members of IBT. The Membership Team support groups for congregational care, fellowship and worship. They also provide support for and during specific stages of life such as:

New Parents, College Students, Loss of mate by death, Loss of mate by divorce, Weddings and Funerals, Pastoral Care, Hospital Visitation, and Food and Clothing

If you have any questions about the Membership Ministry please contact

Ellery Hunsley



The Maturity Ministry seeks to lead our members into deeper spiritual commitment and help them develop spiritual maturity. Some of the tools used to accomplish this task are:

Bible studies, Small growth groups, Church wide spiritual growth campaigns, Devotional guides and materials, and other resources to help believers

Greg Dzula

leads the Maturity Ministry at IBT.  If you want to know more about this ministry please feel free to contact him.



The Ministry Team is responsible to turn members into ministers by helping them to discover their spiritual gifts, and guiding them to find a ministry where they can serve.

God has given each member of  His body one or more special abilities, which are to be used for the purpose of unifying the body of Christ and for the growth of God’s Kingdom. We do not choose which gifts we will receive. God bestows these gifts upon us through the work of the Holy Spirit.

If you desire to learn more about how you can become part of the Ministry Team, please contact

Ellery Hunsley


Church Planting

We live in the era of the Mega-Church. Some believe the bigger the church, the better the church. However, our philosophy of church building is different. Rather than build one large church in a central location, its our desire to plant churches in every corner of our city. In fact, we have a goal to plant 25 churches in the city of Indianapolis. We believe its a much more effective way to reach people with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

To date IBT has planted 23 churches. 7 of those churches are still affiliated with IBT.

IBT has also adopted the state of Oaxaca, Mexico and is partnering with a national pastor, Edmundo Martinez and his wife, Veronica to plant multiple churches.
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For more information on the affiliate churches and their ministries, please click on their individual links.

Justified By Faith Baptist Church  
Keeping the Faith Baptist Church
Come As You Are Baptist Church
Justified By Faith 1         Oaxaca1      Ordination


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Where We Are and How to Reach Us

The Indianapolis Baptist Temple is located at 4002 E Southport Road in the Life Center at Southport building.

Take the Southport Road exit off I-65 south of downtown Indianapolis. Turn west on Southport Road. After you pass through the traffic light at Gray Road, the entrance to the Life Center is on the north side of the street just past the McDonald’s.

Please call (317) 7-TEMPLE if you have any questions concerning directions to our location

Church Location & Meeting Address:

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

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Mailing Address:

The Indianapolis Baptist Temple
PO Box 11
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Telephone: (317)7-TEMPLE  (317)783-6753

Email: info@indianapolisbaptisttemple.com

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