On May 30,1976, the first church service of Faith Tabernacle was held at 32nd Street & McDowell in Phoenix. There were eight people in attendance.
In 1980, the church moved to a larger building three miles from the original location and changed its name to Christ Temple. The church now had a 200-seat sanctuary, Sunday School classrooms and its own baptistery at 1129 E. Sheridan in Phoenix.
In 1999, a 4.8-acre ranch was located as prospective church property and the members of Christ Temple began building the first phase of the current complex. After 14 months of hard work and sacrifice, the building was ready for the first service in April 2001.
In January 2009, work began on the new sanctuary to seat 500. The opening service was in September of that same year. With a focus on reaching the community, Christ Temple has continued with growth as a revival church.
Worship is our heritage so . . .
We pray together out loud (Acts 4:24)
We sing with all our hearts (Psalm 95:1-2)
We play musical instruments (Psalm 150:3-5)
We clap our hands and lift our hands in praise (Psalm 47:1; Psalm 134:2)
We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God.
We believe the church is commissioned to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world with love.
We believe there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4) who has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (the Creator of everything), the Son (Savior), and the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).
We believe in water baptism by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues. (Acts 2:4)