Bible Baptist Church began in 1950 in the home of Bro. & Mrs. G.A. Lanham, with the founding Pastor George Ziemer, and 28 other faithful members. In 1951, the church was able to purchase and build. There was no question that this is the Lord’s work and it was miraculous in our eyes.
In 1952, the adjoining property was purchased and in 1953, work began on our Educational Facility, which was completed in 1954. It housed one of the premiere Christian Schools in South Florida for grades K-12. Then in 1955, Bible Baptist began the building of a 1200 seat Sanctuary, which was dedicated for the furtherance of the Gospel on May 6, 1956.
As time progressed, the blessings of God continued under the leadership of Pastor Chuck Ramsey. In 1968, Bible Baptist changed its name to Miami Baptist Temple.
In September of 1973, Pastor Stanley F. Hill was called to the pastorate. God led Miami Baptist Temple to replant itself in the fertile mission field located in Pembroke Pines. Upon relocation, the name was once again changed to reflect our newly found mission field – Pines Baptist Temple. Our first home in Pembroke Pines was in a store front located at 9996 Pines Blvd. Then in 1995, God led us to purchase and build debt-free at our present location, which was dedicated to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on October 4, 1998.
In October of 2000, Bible Baptist extended the call of a Pastor to only the fourth man in our history, Joel S. Henshaw. The following summer, God led the church to go back to its roots, and the church’s name was changed back to its founding name - Bible Baptist Church.
In February of 2010, Bible Baptist Church was blessed as J. Mark Brown accepted the pastorate. With a heart for missions and reaching the world with the Gospel of Christ, Pastor Brown led the church to increase its missions program. Through Faith Promise Giving, Bible Baptist Church now supports nearly fifty missionaries all over the world and gives regularly to other mission’s projects.
On October 26, 2014, Dane Keely was unanimously chosen to be the new Pastor.
Over the years Bible Baptist has been used of God to plant two churches, influence Christian Education in the State of Florida, and invest in over thirty men who are now serving in ministry. We praise the Lord for the ‘Fruit that remains!’
The history of Bible Baptist Church is not yet complete. We invite you to come and be a part of His-story in the making.