Apostolic Temple Church History
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parentsIn the year 1978 Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Vestal purchased three acres of land in the beautiful East Texas country in the Thousand Oaks Sub-division in Garden Valley.

Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Vestal were the first pioneers to purchase undeveloped land in this area. In the following years electricity and water were made available after several months of hard work. Without the sacrifices of Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Vestal, Apostolic Temple and Cypress Bible Institute would not exist today.




Early construction stage of Apostolic Temple in Garden Valley, Texas

In the following years many homes were built in the Thousand Oaks Sub-division. In the year 1992 Rev. D.R. Vestal and other family members gathered in the home of Rev. D.R. Vestal and voted to establish a church in this area.

Pews were donated and the first services were held in the home of Rev. D.R. Vestal. Members voted to name the church Pearl of Faith Assembly at this time.

Congregation in the home of Rev. D.R. Vestal


Congregation in Garage Church


After one year in the home of Rev. D Vestal, the church moved into a garage nearby, and the garage was converted into a church building.

In the year 1994 the name of the church was changed to Apostolic Temple. Land was donated to the church by Travis & Betty Collins, and work began on the construction of a new church building in March 1998.

Apostolic Temple Today

The church will seat around 100 people at the present time.

Inside Church

Outside of Church
Outside of Church

Fellowship Hall and Evangelist's Quarters



Apostolic Temple's world wide ministry is committed to advanced education through its Bible Correspondence program, "Cypress Bible Institute," and its support of foreign missions.

morarsRev. & Mrs. Morar Family - India

PottersRev. & Mrs. Thomas Potter and Family - Ireland

speersRev. & Mrs. Sam Speer - Norway

JasonHoodRev. & Mrs. Jason Hood - Mexico