Dr. Joe Loughlin

Dr. Joe Loughlin

Senior Pastor

Joe began local church ministry in 1984 and came to First Temple in June of 2017. He has degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Howard Payne University (Bachelor of Arts in the Honors Academy). Joe and his wife, Valerie, have three adult children: Briana, Worth, and Glenna. Email him at pastor@firsttemple.org

Gary Anthony

Gary Anthony

Worship & Care Pastor

Gary Anthony has served First Baptist Church since November 2006, moving to Temple following almost 20 years of ministry in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Gary earned his Bachelor of Music Education with a concentration in piano from Baylor University. He received his Master of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Email him at garyanthony@firsttemple.org
Evan Duncan

Evan Duncan

Teaching & Communications Pastor

Evan has a passion for communicating the good news of Christ and his love for all people. He and his wife Brittany and daughter Junia have cat, Bartlett, and a dog, Karl. Evan studied theology and journalism to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mary Hardin-Baylor University in 2012. He completed his Master of Divinity in 2015 at Baylor’s Truett Seminary. Email him at evan@firsttemple.org

David Goddard

David Goddard

Discipleship and Family Pastor

David joined the staff of First Temple in October of 2018. He has served churches as a Student Minister for 18 years and as an Education & Outreach Pastor for the past 17 years in East Texas. His bachelor’s degree is from Howard Payne University and his master’s degree is from Southwestern Seminary. He and his wife Carla have two grown children, Austin & Alexis, and a sweet Schnauzer, Gracie. Email him at dgoddard@firsttemple.org

Doug Young

Doug Young

Administration Pastor

Doug Young began serving at First Baptist in February 2002. He and his wife, Terri, have four children: John and his wife Katie, Ryan and his wife Ashleigh, Paul and Kalee. Doug majored in business receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University in 1977. He then received his Master of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1980. Email him at dougyoung@hotmail.com
Jonathan Brown

Jonathan Brown

Children's Minister

Jonathan Brown arrived at First Baptist in November 2007. He and his wife Lydia have two children: Tabitha and Danielle. Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science from Utah State University in Wildlife Science. and a Master of Divinity Degree and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Email him at jbrown@firsttemple.org.
Jessie Howeth

Jessie Howeth

Modern Worship Minister

Jessie Howeth joined the staff of First Temple in 2012. He became full time contemporary worship leader in the spring of 2016. Jessie is passionate about seeing people encounter God through corporate worship.  He is currently taking classes at Truett Seminary’s Certificate of Ministry program. When he is not working he enjoys golfing, songwriting, and south of the border cuisines. Email him at jessie@firsttemple.org

Jim Siegel

Jim Siegel

Student Minister

Jim arrived at First Baptist in October of 2010. While enjoying a career in accounting, God called Jim into student ministry where he has served since 1994. His ministry philosophy is to…”reach students for Jesus and teach them how to live for Him.” Both he and his wife, Karen, are graduates of Liberty University and have three children: Tara, Tim, and Tiffany. Email him at jims@firsttemple.org
Terri Young

Terri Young

Preschool Minister

Terri has worked with preschoolers in various churches and schools over the past 30 years. She graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Education. She is married to Doug and they have four adult children – John & his wife Katie, Ryan & his wife Ashleigh, Paul and Kalee. Her favorite things are to spend time with her family and read. Email her at tyoung@firsttemple.org
Kay Bacon

Kay Bacon

Missions Associate

Kay Bacon has served at First Baptist Church as a part-time staff member since January 2002, and as a lay leader since 1976. Before coming on staff, Kay was the Women’s Athletic Coordinator, Coach, teacher and friend in the Temple ISD. Kay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and History from Sam Houston State University. Kay has also completed World View Mission Perspectives training. Email Kay at kbacon@firsttemple.org
David Bandy

David Bandy

Director of Operations

Email him at dbandy@firsttemple.org
Marianne Barrett

Marianne Barrett

Financial Assistant

Marrianne Barrett has served First Baptist Church since August 2007, when she moved to Temple from New Jersey. Marrianne earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ. Marrianne’s husband Chris works for the City of Temple. Email her at mbarrett@firsttemple.org
Jon Cooper

Jon Cooper

Worship Production Coordinator

Sharon Ellis

Sharon Ellis

Ministry Assistant

Sharon joined our staff in February 2014. She serves as Assistant to our Senior Pastor, and office manager to our staff. She and her husband, Gene, are both native Texans with their ‘stomping grounds’ being from the Houston area. They share three children and two grandchildren. Serving others is a passion for Sharon and having the privilege of serving here at First Temple is just the icing on the cake. Email her is sellis@firsttemple.org
Danielle Kempf

Danielle Kempf

Ministry Assistant

Danielle Kempf has served as Administrative Assistant at First Baptist Church since September 2015. Danielle’s husband, Dylan, is retired from the United States Army.  They have two children and 3 pets. Danielle enjoys spending her time with her family and serving along side the church to spread the gospel to all. Email her at dkempf@firsttemple.org
Ira Lazarus

Ira Lazarus

Building/Maintenance Supervisor

Leah McMullen

Leah McMullen

Ministry Assistant

Leah McMullen joined the staff at First Temple in October of 2015. Leah is passionate about the name of Jesus being proclaimed in all nations, and is excited to be a part of a ministry that is doing just that. She previously served on staff at Lake Pointe Church for 11 years. Leah is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, “mom” to her dog, JR, and a loyal Texas Rangers fan. Email Leah at leah@firsttemple.org
Jimmy Frye

Jimmy Frye

Facilities

Dawson Harmon

Dawson Harmon

Youth Ministry Intern

Dawson graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2015 with a degree in Christian Studies and Education, and is in the process of completing his masters degree in Youth Ministry at Howard Payne. He has been serving with First Temple Student Ministry since 2015. Dawson and his wife Kirsten have a Dalmatian and love spending time outdoors. Email him at dawson@firsttemple.org

 

Allison Richardson

Allison Richardson

Preschool Ministry Assistant

Steven Neaves

Steven Neaves

Media Intern

Brienna Sprinkle

Brienna Sprinkle

Media Intern

Bridget Barnett

Bridget Barnett

Children's Ministry Intern

Jessie Pipes

Jessie Pipes

Facilities

Logan Pool

Logan Pool

Facilities