Pastor Billy W. Skinner

Billy W. Skinner accepted the call as pastor of Temple on July 31, 1966. He resigned on August 29, 1971. Pastor Skinner’s message to the church: “Greetings in the name of the Lord. We at Temple Baptist Church would like to extend to every person in Gainesville a warm welcome to our church. We are twelve years old and located in a prominent section of the eastern part of the city. We like to think that in a small way we are doing the will of the Lord through proclamations of the gospel, missionary outreach, and teaching of the Bible revelation. We have a fully organized Sunday School with departments and classes for all ages from nursery through adults. We have a very fine Women’s Missionary Union, Girls Auxiliary, and Sunbeam Band for the small children. Our Wednesday evening service is truly a “prayer service”. We have a short devotional and then breakup into prayer groups where we seek God’s will for our lives and the advancement of the kingdom of God. We are a friendly church with a sincere desire that we will be used of God to be a blessing to all who enter the doors of the house of God. We extend to each of you a warm welcome to worship and serve God with us here at Temple.”