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Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church of Joliet, located at 212 Richards St. in Joliet, Illinois has been serving in our community for over 40 years. We are a church built upon the Apostles doctrine striving to glorify Jesus Christ in our community & world. Join Bishop J.E. & 1st Lady Tecola Moore & the entire Christ Temple Church every Sunday at 11:30am as we worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Our Vision: To become a compassionate and nurturing church that spreads forth the perfect unconditional love of Christ to those that are lost and in need.
Our Mission: To worship God, evangelize the unsaved, empower the Saints, and train them for service (Jn 4:24; Mk 16:15-16; Eph 4:11-13).
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God written by men moved by the Holy Ghost (1 Peter 1:21).
We believe in one God who is infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose, omniscient and omnipresent (Eph 4:1-6). We believe that He was revealed to us in His comforting grace which never leaves those who trust Him (Titus 2:11-14)
We believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (I Corinthians 15:1-9).
We believe in baptism with water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost speaking in tongues, as the spirit of God gives utterance. This constitutes "THE NEW BIRTH" (Acts 2:38).
We believe in the holy, sanctified life, divine healing, communion and foot-washing (Heb 12:14, James 5:14, John 13:4, 17, I Cor 10:23-28, I Thess 4:14-17).
We believe in the glorious catching away of the saints (Rapture) to meet the Lord in the air, to ever be with the Lord. We believe in not forsaking the assembling together as the manner of some (Heb 10:25)
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Christ Temple Church is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit religious organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
Sunday Morning Prayer 6:00 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Service 11:30 am
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm
If you would like to attend any of our Sunday services, please call the office at (815) 722-3505. Transportation is available for you.
Weekly Service Times
Tuesday Night Prayer 7:00 pm
Thursday Bible Study 7:00 pm
Youth Bible Study (Thur) 7:00 pm
Daily Prayer 12:00 noon
D.R. Bell Apostolic Bible College Classes (Tu & Thur) 6:00 pm
CTC Hope Food Pantry is open every 1st Monday of the month from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. If you are in need of food, please stop by and visit our pantry during these business hours. For more information about our pantry, please click the link to be directed to the CTC Hope Food Pantry webpage.
Bishop J.E. Moore was born in Galena, Kansas, May 24,1939. He was baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost at 800 Princeton Ave. Lockport, Illinois under the late Bishop William Elsie in April, 1961. On October 8, 1965, Bishop Dr, Dennis Rayford Bell founded Christ Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith in his office and placed J.E. Moore as Pastor.
With this new found responsibility, he went on a fervent study, graduating with a BA from Berean Christian College, BA from Governors State University, MA from Moody Bible College Institute, Th. M from Trinity Theological Seminary, Ph. D from the International Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry from the American Seminary. Under his leadership, Christ Temple has grown with an average Sunday Morning attendance of 400.
Bishop Moore has served the people of God in many ways throughout his many years of ministry. Recently, he was elevated and consecrated to the office of Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith Association, Inc. July 2008, becoming "a pastor of pastors". He served in this capacity for two tenures.
In addition, this dynamic preacher and teacher is known for serving in various other capacities within the PCAF: Convention Manager, managing the Annual and Bi-annual meetings of the National Conventions, Treasurer for the D.R Bell Apostolic Bible College (BABC) in the Chicago area and currently Professor of Hermeneutics & Greek at BABC Joliet satellite campus. He has also taught Homiletics, Theology, Christian Psychology, and Church Administration.
As a community leader, he has served the Joliet area as a Board Member for Big Brothers & YMCA, an Advisory Board Member for the Joliet School District 86 & Will County, and served on the selection committee for a circuit judge. Currently, he serves the Unity Community Development Center as a board member.
Bishop Moore and his wife Tecola continue to enjoy over 50+ years of marriage and have five beautiful children and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He gives honor and praises to the Lord Jesus Christ for the privileges of salvation and service.
Elder James Cooper, Assistant Pastor
Elder Veodies Isom, Youth Pastor
Evangelist Jayme Moore, Asst. Youth Pastor & Chairlady of Women Minister's Board
Leading Lady Tecola Moore, First Lady of Christ Temple Church & Director of Christian Education