Greetings From Our Pastor

Gary Bourgeois


 Whether you’re a seeker in search of truth, a prodigal returning to faith, or a new member of the community looking for a church, we invite you to be our guest at Temple.  Here, we seek to embody the love and grace of God and to live by His word.  This means open arms and an open Bible.  Temple is a hospital for sinners, a home for spiritual maturity, and an outpost for touching the world.

Since coming to Temple in 2004, I have truly come to appreciate the people of this church.  Their love for the Lord and love for others is a dream come true for any pastor.  This does not happen by accident.  It only comes when people surrender their lives to the leadership of the Holy Spirit.  This is what it means to be a Christian.  This is what we want you to find in us at Temple.

As a church we desire to be a place where God transforms lives.  We strive for relevant biblical teaching; passionate worship; deep and lasting friendships; consistent prayer; and heartfelt ministry.  So come and join us as we grow together in the grace and knowledge of Christ.

May God bless you and keep you as you seek Him,

Pastor Gary 


How do I answer that question, Pastor?

Do you feel awkward or uncomfortable answering some of the harder, more controversial questions people ask when you share the gospel with them? 

Is there someone you want to talk to, but the moment is not quite suitable or you may not have quite enough time just then? 


Brother Gary is encouraging us to use the new "You're Invited" cards to do just that and to invite them to both our church and our website.  Call the church office Mon-Wed to arrange to pick some up. 


In the meantime, you are encouraged to visit and send folks to truelife's website to learn more.  Check it out, explore, find answers to life's hard questions.  When we are new to bible study and learning  God's Word ourselves, it is difficult to know where to turn for answers.  Try this:


Prayer & Praise Items

Please be praying for:

- The youth – that God will open their hearts and eyes to see other’s needs

- The youth – that God will show them that He wants to use them to help others

- The youth – that this will help make them closer so we can build on these experiences

- The ministries – CSM and all the other ministries that are working in Chicago

- The homeless – that we can touch their lives and help direct them to God

- The children of Chicago – that we can encourage them and help direct them to God

- Safe travel

- Drew, Stephanie, Amanda, and the leaders assigned to our group


Submit your announcements, praise and prayer requests on the "Contact Us" page to If you would like it posted on the "Prayer and Praise" page for everyone to see, please make that selection at the bottom of the page. All items for posting will be reviewed for appropriate content (thank you for understanding). We hope you like the change.

In Christ, Your IT Team.

Prayer Team Meeting

Prayer Team meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am - Please join us as we seek God's face in a time devoted to prayer.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Aug 29 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday, Sep 5 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday, Sep 5 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday, Sep 11 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM