Pastor Tem and his wife Karen moved to Bakersfield to start a church on west side of town. The first public service was Palm Sunday 1996. Tem had a vision to reach those outside the church and most of the first attenders were not going anywhere. He enjoys learning, leading and skiing as often as the snow is good! Tem and Karen have three sons and a daughter in law.
His education includes: BA California Baptist University, MDiv Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Ft. Worth, TX and 1 year CPE Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, TX.
Ministry experience includes: Youth Minister, Hospital Chaplain, Navy Chaplain, Associate Pastor, Church Planter and Pastor.