Youth Ministries

Unified 1:27

Philippians 1:27

“Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel”

To The Parents

UNIFIED 1:27 is the name of our youth ministry here at Temple Baptist Church are made up of very vibrant & thriving young people. We recognize this group is the future leaders of the church & must be prepared for the future, even life at the present moment. Their salvation & spiritual growth are paramount. Philippians 1:27 (above) is the verse we rally around in order to find confidence in our Lord Jesus Christ, walking as He walked in this world along with each other. In prayer of creating an environment of community among believers, not only in church, but also carrying that experience beyond the walls of Temple. While UNIFIED 1:27 involves many events such as Backyard Bible Studies, concerts, Fuge, etc, the highest priority is teaching the Bible & making sure a firm scriptural foundation is laid. We believe “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;” 2 Timothy 3:16. As leaders of UNIFIED 1:27, we are dedicated to teaching the truth of the scriptures & train our young people to “always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in [them]you,” 1 Peter 3:15. Romans 10:17 tells us, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ.”

We believe our decision to repent of our sin and place our faith in Jesus Christ and submit to His lordship is the most important decision a person will ever make. Our pledge to parents and young people is to teach them the infallible, inerrant Word of God.

To the Young People

Now that we have the parents feeling better about our focus, let’s turn our attention to you, UNIFIED 1:27, TBC Youth. We have a great time together, looking forward to gathering with each other, striving for the gospel of Christ. This diverse group is the best place to be, the easiest to get involved in, & welcoming folks. We encourage you to come share life with us!


We gather on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in the “upper room” where we discuss the scriptures & how to make practical use of them in everyday life, not just on church campus. This is an exciting time to be with each other in fellowship, worship God through studying His word, as we get ready for worship service at 10:40 AM. If you have any questions or need more info before you arrive, please call or text Bro. LaDon at (229)-798-0804. We look forward to serving you!


Middle of the week is the perfect time to wind down with friends & get built up in the word. We gather as group but will often break up with a boys class and a girls class for different subject matters as we work through the scriptures. Games, watch videos, discuss content and life issues, have Bible study & fellowship. We begin at 6:30 PM while wrapping up at 8 PM.


We will have these as often as we can, meeting at church members homes, local restaurants, etc in order to hang out & end the night with bible study. All will be announced & planned with YOUR involvement.


Facebook & Instagram are social media avenues we use in order to give mass info about what is happening in UNIFIED 1:27. We also utilize a text messaging service for important updates. To be added to our text and email list please click here to fill out a request form. Check "Youth Communications" to be added.

UNIFIED 1:27 Ministry Leadership

LaDon Harrell (229.798.0804)

Melissa Harrell (229.873.1187)

Chris Bazal

Jeannette Bazal (229.589.1870)

Patrick Canady (229.798.3610)

Cindy Canady (229.798.3615)

Yvonne Smith (229.921.4521)

Chris Illian (229.456.5554)

Dan Hurtado (229.319.9630)

Stephen Cole (229.798.0500)

Anne Kathryn Cannon