Allen Temple Baptist Church was organized in 1919 in Oakland. For over 95 years, Allen Temple has served as a bright beacon of faith, hope, and love beyond its’ four walls. Allen Temple is committed to sharing the love of God and the message of Good News throughout the world. We welcome people of all ages & cultural backgrounds as we joyfully celebrate worship and fellowship, and carry out ministries of evangelism, discipleship, education, community outreach, and global missions. Allen Temple’s holistic, prophetic and social justice ministries address the needs of the whole person as well as the whole community. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr. is Senior Pastor, Dr. Jacqueline A. Thompson is the Assistant Pastor, and Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. is Pastor Emeritus.