Bryan Tema

Lead Pastor


269.629.9622 ext.


Fun Facts

Bryan played Division 1 College Baseball and traveled with Athletes in Action.

Bryan did not get a "calling" into vocational ministry until the age of 31.  He worked in the corporate world and in education for four years each prior to entering ministry.

Bryan loves to cycle.


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 highschool 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, moving away from family to Texas in order to pursue and receive his Master’s 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, located in Lindale, Texas. Bryan served as the Grace Community Lindale Campus Pastor 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 since 1989 and are grandparents.  Their son Josh, and his wife Mikayla, live in the area with their daughter, Sadie Grace.  Their daughter Cassandra, and her husband Aaron, live in Philadelphia. 

The Temas feel so blessed to be used by God to lead this ministry! They are committed to building a culture where men, women, and children grow up to be like Jesus where they live, work and play, being grounded in God’s Word.Their prayer is that the transformation happening amongst the church family becomes like a refreshing river that brings life to dead places and healing to hurting places, just like the vision of the Church given to Ezekiel in Ezekiel 47:1-12.