Temple Terrace Community Church
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Welcome to the Temple Terrace Community Church Website!


Pastor Fielland

Thank you for visiting our website! We are a growing community-based interdenominational church, located on beautiful grounds next to the golf course in Temple Terrace, Florida. We have a small, but inviting, congregation -- very diverse in ages, cultures, and religious experiences. Our church members are very active in the community.


 Pastor Ted Fielland  


We celebrate Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and look to the Bible, Church traditions, personal spiritual experience, and reason as guides to our lives. We welcome people of all faiths and cultural experiences to join us in Ecumenical Unity and Peace. We hope that you enjoy visiting our site and that you will plan a visit to us in person soon. Church services are every Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

A bit of history: The Temple Terrace Community Church was founded in 1941 to provide Sunday School classes for the city's children, instead of driving 'all the way' (on dirt roads) to Tampa. The church was intended to serve the whole community, regardless of previous church affiliations (denominations), and continues in that tradition.

Today, our doors are still open for the whole commmunity, and the church still serves Temple Terrace as a Sacred Space for weddings, baptisms and funerals ('official' membership is not required to use our facilities).

The first sunrise service of Temple Terrace Community Church was held on the No. 9 green of the golf course in 1942!

Our church is a member of the International Council of Community Churches. The Mission Statement of the ICCC: "As people devoted to following Christ, we are committed to community, to treasuring diversity, to living our faith in service and love."

Senior Pastor: Ted Fielland
Choir Director: Faith Stokes
Piano Accompanist: Faith Stokes

210 Inverness Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Church: (813) 988-2383; Pastor: (813) 787-8172

Get directions

Please note: The Google map will show you the correct location for our church office, social hall, classrooms, and the Historic Chapel (all at 210 Inverness Ave.)  The main Sanctuary and parking for our Sunday worship services is one block (30 short yards) north of the office.  Look for the picture below:

Sanctuary Building of the Temple Terrace Community Church
Entrance to the Sanctuary Building of the Temple Terrace Community Church

Above you see the sanctuary, designed by architect Frank Valenti. Built in 1964, it has particularly beautiful stained glass windows and hosts many weddings. If you are interested in getting married in the church, please select "Weddings."


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