Our Pastors

Pastor Todd Sasek

Todd Sasek, Senior Pastor

Todd Sasek and his wife Melanie have been married for 29 years and have five daughters serving the Lord. Todd was saved in 1991 at the age of 27. He surrendered to the ministry in 1993 when he and his family left Iowa to attend Bible  College in Wisconsin, where he received his bachelor’s degree in pastoral studies.  They moved to Kansas City, Missouri, to attend seminary in 1997. While in Seminary, he served on pastoral staff at Tri-City Baptist Church. He received his Master’s in pastoral theology and divinity. In 2001, He became Southland Christian Camp and Conference Center director in Ringgold, Louisiana. In 2009, the Lord called the Sasek’s to Temple Baptist Church.

Pastor Ben Shumate

Ben Shumate, Assistant Pastor

Ben Shumate was saved in 1990 at the age of 5. He attended Pensacola Christian College in  Florida and earned his youth ministry bachelor’s degree. He and his wife  Jennifer were married in 2006 and have 4 children. In 2008, the Lord called  the  Shumates to Temple Baptist Church