Pastor Morris O. Wright founded the Stock Island Baptist Church on December 10, 1959. The church was organized as an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church on March 31, 1960 with 14 members. In 1965 the name of the church was changed to Key West Baptist Temple.

Pastor Wright went home to be with his savior Jesus Christ on December 19, 2009. The vision he had to reach the Keys continued through his Associate Pastor Erasto Perez. Pastor Perez led the church in seeking a full time Pastor to continue the great work needed in reaching the lost with the gospel and seeing Christians discipled.

On Oct 2, 2011, Dr. Scott Hester was called as Pastor of Key West Baptist Temple and with a unanimous vote, joined our church to be the under Shepherd to our Great Shepherd Jesus Christ.

Over 19,000 members have passed through the church, 8,000 baptized, & more than 230 called to preach over the last 52 years. The church is continuing to grow, hearts are being touched, and lives are being changed through great preaching from the word of God.