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Joe & Christ Emerson - Worship

Joe & Christ Emerson - Worship

Temple First is excited to welcome Joe and Christi back!

Darin Pound - Senior Pastor

Darin Pound - Senior Pastor

Darin and his family moved to Temple from Belize Central America in 2014. He was raised on the mission field and loves missions at home and abroad. Darin is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University He enjoys the outdoors and especially water sports. Darin and Kim have been married for 21 years and have three beautiful redheaded daughters that they enjoy spending time with Click to email

Hannah Sparks - Youth Pastor

Hannah Sparks - Youth Pastor

Pastor Hannah is the newest addition to our staff. Her exciting approach to youth ministry is Inspiring Hope in all of us.

Debbie Thompson - Office Manager

Debbie Thompson - Office Manager

Debbie joined Temple First in 2000 and is active in Women’s Ministry, and teaching Sunday school (Preschool, 1-2 Grades). Debbie also teaches the King’s Kids (ages 3—6) during Children’s Church and is an active member on the Sunday School Board. She enjoys reading, cooking, Gabriel & Abby (her 2 Westies), movies, and has always had a great interest in history, most particularly that of the Old South. click to email

Kevin Keeling - Facilities Manager

Kevin Keeling - Facilities Manager

Kevin has worked at Temple First for over 18 years and does an excellent job of keeping the church in top shape. If you need to know anything about the facilities or where things are in the Church, Kevin knows. He was born on a Naval Base in Puerto Rico and lived there for 17 years before moving to Temple. He plays the bass guitar and the drums. Kevin also enjoys fishing and hunting. click to email

Sheryl Moore - CORE

Sheryl Moore - CORE

Sheryl overseas children's ministries, CORE/Sunday School, Ping Pong, and a whole lot more. Click to email

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