Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church

1711 Simpson Street Evanston IL  60201

The Christ Temple Church is Honored to have Great Pastors serving in their own right that have chosen the Christ Temple Church as their fellowship and Pastor Cherry as their Pastoral Covering.

The Christ Temple Family Celebrates the Life of the Late Bishop Jerry D Goodloe.



Serving as pastor of Lighthouse for over 50 years, he has led the church from it's humble beginning in a Chicago storefront to its present edifice with a seating capacity of over 500. He also with the Evangelical Choir of the Lighthouse church launched 2 recordings; I can God to God in Prayer with Albertina Walker, and Tell It To Jesus, both scoring on the gospel charts.


Consecrated Bishop in 2012, The CT family is honored and thank God that such a great man chose this as His Church Home and Our Pastor to be His Pastor!!!

Lifelong friend and cousin to our Pastor, Dr. Russell Harris is a true gift to the body of Christ. Uniting with the Christ Temple Church upon his election as Pastor of The Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church, his own home church in the stead of his father The Late Dr. V.B. Harris, his work in the pastoral ministry has spoken for itself in his tenure.


Serving as; Member of the Moderators Division of the National Baptist Convention, First Vice President of the United Baptist State Convention of Illinois, and Moderator of the Emmanuel Baptist District of Chicago and Vicinity, Dr. Harris with great vision and compassion serves the Beautiful Zion church well as spiritual leader.


Also a great musician, he plays several instruments and serves as song writer and musician for many artist, as well as a founding member of the singing Group "One Body" and WSW (When Shepherds Worship). The CT family counts it a blessing to share in ministry with such a servant of God.

Childhood friend of our pastor, Reverend Anthony David O'Neil united with The Christ Temple Church after being installed at our pastor's home church, The Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago making him our pastor's pastor.


Growing up in the Holy Trinity Church, Pastor O'Neil served in many capacities from the Angelic Choir, Chancel Choir, Church Finance Committee, Deacons Ministry all before being called to the word ministry. Upon returning after an Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy, Pastor O'Neil served the church well before being made pastor, and now has increased his efforts in his role as Under Shepherd of the people of God.


A genuine spirit and an uncompromising preacher of the Gospel, CT is thankful to have Pastor O'Neil as a member maintaining the connection of our own pastor with his roots in ministry.


Coming to be regarded as "The Hip Hop Preacher" Pastor Warren Woods Jr have been given the gift of birthing many of what were thought to be lost youth into The Body of Christ by offering the timeless gospel in ways they can grasp, understand and enjoy.


The organizing pastor of the New Start Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend Woods now servers as Senior Pastor of The Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago (South), in a world where churches are splitting, God used him to bring two churches together.


Pastor Woods operates in a dual role as Pastor/Evangelist being often sought out by the body of Christ to offer a relevant word in these trying times. Great friend to our pastor, and encourager to the church, CT is excited to have this inspired energetic young "Timothy" as a part of our ministry.