History of Tri-City Baptist Church

Pastor James Singleton and Family

Pastor James Singleton began Tri-City Baptist Church (TBC) in November 1969. The first service consisted of three families meeting in a living room in Tempe, Arizona. TBC is an independent, soul-winning church upon which many ministries have been established:

Tri-City Christian Academy in 1971
Time For Tots Preschool in 1973
International Baptist College & Seminary in 1980
International Baptist Missions in 1980

After 50 years of service in Christian ministry (30 at TBC), Pastor James Singleton yielded the TBC pastorate to Pastor Michael Sproul on August 29, 1999. Pastor Singleton passed away on Friday, July 13, 2001 after battling liver cancer for nearly two years.

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