Pastor Gregory Lingham - Senior Pastor|
Born and raised in the City of Philadelphia, Pastor Gregory P. Lingham is the Senior Pastor of Temple of Praise Baptist Church, a spirit-filled, Bible-believing church that ministers love, healing, deliverance, restoration, and hope to the North Philadelphia community. As the senior pastor, Pastor Lingham serves as the chief under-shepherd and overseer of the church, feeding, leading and nurturing the flock, and is responsible for the overall leadership and vision for the church. He is a catalyst for positive change through his commitment to teaching and preaching the scriptures, and his devotion to serving ALL people.
Pastor Lingham accepted the Lord during his high school years, later establishing a more intimate relationship with God as an adult. After publically acknowledging his Christian faith and belief in Jesus Christ through water baptism, Pastor Lingham surrendered his total will, over to the will of God. In September 2003, he started serving fervenlty in the ministry, and was promoted to the office of Deacon at the New Life In Christ Baptist Church. As a deacon he was responsible for ministering to the needs of church members and offering support to the pastor.
Recognizing the call of God on his life through his continuous hunger and thirst for understanding and experiencing God, Pastor Lingham enrolled into Palmer Institute, where he would earn his Bachelor’s degree in Theology. He continues to study and search the scriptures daily, as instructed by God in II Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
In May of 2011, Pastor Lingham joined Victory Community Bible Baptist Church under the tutelage of Dr. L.D. Clark, receiving additional leadership and ministry training. After faithfully serving and growing in the lORD and in the work of the ministry, he was appointed to the office of Assistant Pastor, working in concert with the senior pastor and ministerial staff in making disciples for Christ. Later that year, he became a member of the Christian Fellowship Ministers Conference. More recently, Pastor Lingham teamed up with the Progressive National Baptist Conference, where he continues to flourish in his pastoral and leadership development, understanding that “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Prov. 27:17
Pastor Lingham vows to remain steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, and to always give himself fully to the work of the of the Lord, knowing that his labor is not in vain”, in accordance with 1 Corinthians 15:58.
Pastor Lingham is happily married to Loretta Lingham, who is the Co-Pastor serving as his right hand in carrying out the ministry of the church.
“My mission is winning the souls for Christ and making disciples of men”'
Loretta Lingham - Pastor|
Co-Pastor Lingham is happily married to Gregory Lingham, who is the Senior Pastor, serving as his right hand in carrying out the ministry of the church.
“My mission is embracing, sharing, and teaching others about the awesome God I serve”
|Winston Rodney - Chairman of Board of Deacons|
|Rev. Darnell Dean, Sr. - Church Administrator|
|Paula Fisher - Minister|
|Anthony Williams - Deacon|
|Evelyn Lingham - Church Mother|
|Dena Hart - Church Mother|
|Usher - Monica Warren|
|Usher - Barbara Garner|