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. They are so blessed in that their adult kids love the Lord and decided to eventually transition north as well. Their son, Josh, met his wife Mikayla here at gracespring, while their daughter Cassandra, met her husband Aaron at work while attending Taylor University. Josh and Mikayla live in Kalamazoo, while Aaron and Cassandra live in Indianapolis.
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. When the truth of what Jesus Christ has done for us reaches deep into our hearts, it produces a transformative culture where people invest generously of their time, talent and treasure, creating spaces where people are drawn. And even in the midst of what our world has been going through, the church is not any less the church, we just need to be more innovative with getting out the news that our world needs to hear.