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Welcome to the Watertown Baptist Temple! We are an Independent Baptist Church in beautiful Watertown, New York close to Fort Drum. We are a joyful church family that loves God, loves people, and believes the King James Bible is our foundation for life. Our mission is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to our community and the world beyond. We have a heart for people and want to connect with you in worship of our God and service to your family.


As a first-time visitor you'll be greeted by a church family happy to meet you and ready to help you feel at home and comfortable in our services. We invite you to join us and experience the love of God in action.

We believe that through the power of Jesus Christ, all people can be transformed and make a difference in the world. Our church is committed to growing individuals to live out their faith and make a positive impact on their families, communities, and beyond.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to share the love of Christ with the world and make disciples of all nations. We believe that through worship, prayer, and the study of God's Word, we can grow in our relationship with Him and become more like Him.


Our Vision

Our vision is to see lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. We want to be a church that is known for its love, compassion, and commitment to serving others. We believe that by being faithful to God's call, we can make a significant impact on our community and the world.

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Desire Freedom?

Our lives are filled with questions - why am I here? What is my purpose? How can I know what comes next? Will I always live with guilt and shame? We are burdened and chained by the unknown, but God wants us to know the truth and the truth will make us free. Friend, it is so simple...

I am a sinner.

- For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

- There is none righteous, no not one. 

Romans 3:10

- For the wages of sin is death… Romans 6:23

- And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire which is the second death. Revelation 21:8


No individual is free from sin when you are compared to a Holy God and His perfect righteousness. We are guilty before Him and deserve the punishment of death and eternity in hell.

Repent and Accept

- And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent. Acts 17:30

- For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

- For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:10

Pray and confess your sin to God with a sorrowful heart and turn from it. Believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the complete payment for your sin, putting all your faith and trust in Him for forgiveness. Accept His free gift of salvation personally for your life.

Jesus is my substitute.

- But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

- Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation [or substitute] for our sins. 

1 John 4:10

- For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures. 1 Cor 15:3-4

Jesus Christ took your punishment so you wouldn't have to.

Sample Prayer:

Call on Him with these words making them your own: 

Lord Jesus, I need to be saved and I do believe you are the only one that can save me.  My goodness won’t do, my religion won’t do, my own righteousness is not enough.  Only Jesus Christ is sufficient for my salvation and I confess him right now as my savior .  Please save me, cleanse me of my sin, and give me the gift of eternal life.  I thank you so much for saving me.  I trust your Word that you did because I have called on you to save me.  In Jesus name, Amen.

New life in Christ and the hope of heaven is a joyful thing! Let us celebrate with you and help you grow in your faith. Reach out today! 

How can we help?

We would love to hear from you.

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