Dr. Bill Patterson

Lead Pastor

About TBC


Temple Baptist Church was founded in 1880 in downtown Rockford. Services were originally spoken in Swedish. In the late 1950s, Temple Baptist Church moved into a new building right in the heart of Rockford. Today, Temple Baptist is affectionately called “TBC” and yes, our services are spoken in English! There is also an afternoon service spoken in Burmese that is hosted by TBC's Myanmar Christian Fellowship (MCF)  Burmese for our Myanmar friends living in Rockford.

Amanda Hoffman

Finance Secretary / Children's Ministry

Jerry Clifton

Church Treasurer


We are located at:

3215 E State Street

Rockford, IL 61108


Pastor Solomon Powell

Family Pastor

Sunday Service: 10:30 am

Jennifer Mullen

Worship Director 

Kathy Holliday

Office Manager

Sue Leslie

Children's Ministry Director 

Pastor Kee Thang

Myanmar Christian Fellowship 


Our Mission is to Know, Love and Serve God while helping others to do the same. We are rooted in our Four Core Values of being Relevant, Relational, Responsive, and Reproductive and we have Eight Core Competencies for which we strive. All of these come from the foundation of our Affirmation of Faith. Listen to a sample sermon series here! This was from our "Husbands On Point" series.


9:00 am | Sunday School for all ages

10:00 am | Cafe Fellowship

10:30 am | Worship Service

1:00 pm | Myanmar Christian Fellowship (MCF)