Allen Temple is located in Oakland, California. Founded in 1919, we have served the community by providing spiritual teaching, prayer and social services for 90 years.
We are blessed to be led by Reverend Dr. J. Alfred Smith Jr., Reverend Dr. Jacqueline Thompson, our Assistant Pastor and Reverend Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr., our Pastor Emeritus. . In 1987, the Allen Temple AIDS Ministry was founded by Reverend Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr., our the late Dr. Robert C. Scott and other church leaders. The AIDS Ministry was Co-Chaired by Dr. Robert Scott and Gloria Crowell from 1994-2009. Currently, Mrs. Gloria Crowell is the chair of the Ministry.
Mission Statement and Purpose
The Allen Temple Baptist Church AIDS Ministry, a faith-based organization, seeks to combat the fear, prejudice and lack of knowledge that surrounds HIV/AIDS by providing critical medical and social services, as well as HIV prevention awareness education.
To expand our AIDS Ministry with volunteers who can provide service throughout East Oakland, CA and Mutoko Zimbabwe at the Mother of Peace Orphanage with required and well-resourced support services for HIV positive populations.