Bryan and his wife Tammy are high school sweethearts from Southern California. After working in the corporate world while getting his MBA, then transitioning into Education as a high school teacher and coach, God called him at the age of 31 into vocational church ministry. They packed up their two young children, Josh and Cassandra, to move to Texas where Bryan would receive his Masters Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.
While attending seminary, Bryan served as a Youth Pastor for Grace Community Church in Tyler, Texas. Upon graduation, the church asked him to launch their third multi-site campus in Lindale, Texas. Bryan served as the Campus Pastor for the Grace Community Lindale Campus for 9 years before responding to the call from gracespring Bible Church to serve as the Lead Pastor in the Fall of 2014.
Bryan and Tammy have been married for over 25 years. They are so blessed in that their adult kids love the Lord and decided to eventually transition to the North as well. Their son Josh works in Richland, and their daughter just got married and about to finish her degree from Taylor University. She and her husband Aaron reside in Marion, Indiana.
The Temas feel so blessed to be used of God to lead this ministry team composed of competent ministers who love the Lord. They are committed to building a culture where men, women, and children grow up to look like Jesus where they live, work and play. This is Bryan’s passion, to see the local church function as a family in encouraging one another to not just sit and soak and exercise religious ‘duty’, but to intentionally engage with our Lord so that we can lead uncommon lives of radical love.