In obedience to the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20, given to us by the Founder of the church, Allen Temple Baptist Church seeks excellence in the ministry of Jesus by
Evangelizing all persons to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour;
Educating all Christians to grow into the moral and spiritual likeness of Jesus Christ through the aid of the Holy Spirit;
Enlisting all Allen Temple members in personally extending the
message and mission of God's love in Christ, throughout the world;
Allen Temple Baptist Church was organized in 1919 and has a rich heritage of making a positive difference in the lives of people in East Oakland, the Bay Area and around the world. Under the anointed leadership of Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr., Allen Temple Baptist Church has grown from a membership of 500 to over 5,000, maintaining a trained and dedicated staff of ordained and lay ministry Christians.
One who visits Allen Temple will find membership open to all who will accept Christ as Savior and Lord.