About Us

1. The one true and living God who eternally exists in three        
     persons in unity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Isaiah 43:10-
    11; 2 Corinthians 13:14

2. The Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scripture. 2
    Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13

 

3. The original perfection of creation; the inherent corruptness of
    humanity through the Fall; the necessity of repentance and
    regeneration by grace and faith in Christ alone, and the
    eternal separation from God of the finally unrepentant.
    Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19

 

4. The virgin Birth, sinless life atoning death, triumphant  
    Resurrection, ascension and continuing intercession of our
    Lord Jesus Christ, His Second Coming, and eternal Kingdom
    reign. Matthew 1:23; 28:6; Hebrews 7:26; Luke 24:39; Acts
    1:9,11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11

 

5. The justification and sanctification of believers through the
    finished work of Christ, their security as they remain in Him,
    and their future resurrection in an incorruptible body. Luke
    24:47; John 3:3; Titus 2:11; Titus 3: 5-7


6. The Ordinance of Baptism by immersion, and of the Lord’s Supper
    consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine. Matthew
    28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47, 48; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 2 Peter 1:4

7. The baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers with supernatural signs,
    empowering the Church for its mission in the world. Luke 24:49; Acts
    1:4, 8; Acts 2:4; Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:44-46; 11:14-16

8. The gifts of the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Church and
    ministry to the world. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 14:12

9. There is forgiven of sin only when it is confessed and forsaken and after
    death the judgment. Proverbs 28:13; 1 John 1:9; Matthew 25:46; Mark
    9:43-48; Revelations 20:12-15

10. Christ’s leadership of the Church through the ascension ministries of
      apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, for the unity,
      maturity and growth of the Church. Ephesians 4:11-16; Mark 16:20

History of the Church

On March 20, 1858, Dr. William Baker granted and conveyed approximately one acre of ground to build Enon Christian Church for the use and benefit of group that was described as a denomination of Christians know as Disciples or Reformers and their successors. The original trustees consisted of Joseph M. Baker, Robert M. Baker, Edward Mansfield, John R. Marshall, John T. Quarles, and Robert M. Kent.

Fast forward to February 4, 1990, Reverend Gertrude E. Smith established Christ Temple Church.  The building formerly Enon Christian Church had been unoccupied for 40 plus years and was in need of significant repairs.  Pastor Smith was inspired of God to restore this church to its original beauty.  Equipped with a few members and several willing volunteers, considerable improvements were made in the 5.5 years she pastored Christ Temple Church.

On October 9, 1997, Reverend Diane D. Lewis, daughter of the late Rev. G. E. Smith, became pastor and spiritual leader of this congregation.  Being confident of this very thing, “that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ”, Philippines 1:6, this exciting renovated church has prospered. Over these many years, God continues to watch over His word and His work to be performed.

Rev. G.E. Smith

Founder 1990

Our Pastor 

Diane Lewis became ordained in 1998.  She served as the Dean of Enon Bible College for two years.  Pastor Lewis spent fifteen years as a Senior Vice President at U.S. Dairy Export Council and twenty years as a Division Director at U.S. Department of Agriculture, AMS, Dairy Division.  As she has been committed to her career she is also committed to the Lord and his mighty works.  Pastor enjoys a nice ride on her motorcycle, fun times with the grand-kids an most of all her passion for the Lord and his people.

Pastor Diane Lewis

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The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice.  The tenets of faith is intended to simply serve as a basis of fellowship among us (that we all speak the same thing) 1 Corinthians 1:10.  No claim is made that this covers all Biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.