8AM, 10AM, NOON
WEDNESDAY, 7:30 PM
The Temple of Praise is a living testament to Gods bountiful grace and mercy. With the Holy Bible as a spiritual guide, and manual for daily living, a chapel became a church, a church became an interdenominational house of praise and worship, where dreams have been realized and faith has endured and the journey has just begun.
The Temple of Praise, for decades known as Johenning Baptist Church, was founded in 1916. The legacy began when the Southern Baptist Convention established a training and missionary center to meet the varied needs in a very racially segregated section of southeast, currently known as Washington Highlands/Bellevue. Anna Johenning, a community resident and thrift store owner, initiated many of the missionary activities and the missionary center was ultimately named in her honor. In 1960, as the missionary activities expanded in the growing community, and in response to a call for a more spiritual base for the outreach work, the Baptist Convention built an addition to the missionary center to house church worship services for the predominately white community.