About Us

Who we are

Here’s the deal, Indianapolis Baptist Temple cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. IBT is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.
 

Where we come from

The Indianapolis Baptist Temple was founded in 1950, by George Young. Since then IBT has been about being truly  welcoming to everyone; a place where everyone has a seat at the table regardless of personal history, family background, ethnicity, or gender. Since 2015 Matt Roller has been the pastor of our congregation.
 

Where we’re headed

What’s the bottom line? More than ever, IBT is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. As we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.
 

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at IBT. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as a part of the IBT family.
 
Beyond that, if you’re ready to plan your first visit, CLICK HERE. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, CLICK HEREor if you’d simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly CLICK HERE.
 
 
 
 
Our Mission

At the Indianapolis Baptist Temple our mission is to be consistentlyGrowing Life in people by Exalting Jesus ChristEquipping Disciples, and Engaging our Community.

EXALT

“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

EQUIP

“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.”

ENGAGE

“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!