A Brief History of TBS

Temple Baptist Church began as a ministry on October 19, 1975 when a small congregation met at Herndon High School. Eventually, the church grew in numbers and purchased a six acre plot on Dranesville Road adjacent to the high school.

(Note: The  adjacent photo from the 1970's is looking north on Dranesville Road. The old farmhouse originally was used to house teachers in the early days... believe it or not.)

Ten years later, Temple Baptist School was founded as ministry of the church. The goal was to provide a Christian education to the families of church members and others of like faith. 

In 1989, the church voted to call Pastor David Pittman to be the pastor of TBC. The vision for the church and school changed dramatically as a result of Dr. Pittman's dynamic leadership. The school began to develop a reputation for academic excellence and a warm spiritual atmosphere for grades K3 through 6th grade.  Parents asked the school to expand and in 1999, Dr. Samuel Dalton came on board to help build the high school. Our first graduating class was in May of 2001.

In September of 2006, TBS was accredited by the North American Christian School Accrediting Agency (NACSAA), an organization approved by the Virginia Council of Private Education. (VCPE).

In February 2022, TBS received re-accreditation approval status from NACSAA until 2027.

In January of 2023, Temple Baptist Church voted Mr. Lance Listh as the school administrator (pastoral position) beginning in June of 2023. Mr. Listh is completed his 20th year at Temple. 

The church moved to Dulles, VA in April 2023.  School begins in August  2023 at the Dulles location.  While Phase 1 (church and K3-6th classrooms) are complete, Phase 2 begins June 2023.