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"Pointing to Salvation,
by Lifting up Christ"
About Temple of peace Church
Founded in 1993, Temple of Peace Church is a non-denominational body of believers that operates under the leadership of Pastor Karen L. Wilson. Temple of Peace serves as a refuge for those who seek a lasting relationship with Christ, rather than just a religious experience. Our gifts serve to build families, singles, couples, and anyone desiring a closer walk with God. We believe in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit to use ordinary people to do the work of ministry, in service of an extraordinary God.
Our church mission, "Pointing to Salvation, by Lifting up Christ", is based on John 12:32, which says "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me." Our faith in this goal compels us to serve the Lord.
MEET: Pastor Karen L. Wilson
The third of eight children, Pastor Wilson is a proud Southeast Washington DC native who moved to the Hampton Roads region to attend Hampton University. She graduated in 1983 and began her teaching career in the Virginia Beach Public School System, where she taught for 29 years. Throughout that time, Pastor Wilson balanced family, her career, and ministry. One of the founding members of Temple of Peace, she served in various ministries until she was licensed to preach in 1997, ordained in 2000, and called to pastor the church later that year. In December 2012, she retired from the classroom to devote herself to full-time ministry.
Pastor Wilson is married to James Rockwell Wilson, Sr., and they are the proud parents of their daughter, Willie (Bruce), their son, Jimmy, and the proud grandparents of their granddaughters, Wynter and Bryce.
Pastor Wilson's anchor verse throughout over two decades of pastoring is
I Corinthians 15:10-11:
“… by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so I preach, and so ye believed.”
Associate Minister; Christian Education; Community Engagement; Health & Wellness; Women's
Deacon; Audio/Visual; Men's
Christian Education; Church Operations; Community Engagement
Associate Minister; Evangelism
Community Engagement; Health & Wellness; Women's
Associate Minister; Deacon; Christian Education; Transportation
Associate Minister; Community Engagement
Minister of Music
Praise & Worship
Deacon; Christian Education; Finance; Men's
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