WHO WE ARE


OUR WORSHIP


Our WORSHIP is inclusive, which means we embrace a blend of worship preferences, drawing upon the best of what is new and old, innovative and traditional, current and historical, free and structured.  We enjoy praise through music and song from our worship band, piano, and choirs (vocal and handbell); preaching that is grounded in the authority of God's Word; and prayer before, during, and after the service.  Children and adults together share in the worship during the opening elements, after which our young ones are dismissed to their TPC Kids time.

OUR COMMUNITY

Our COMMUNITY is "inter-generational", which means we span in ages under 1 to over 90, all who engage together in worship, study, and mission.  We have a robust children's and youth ministry, adult discipleship groups, and senior fellowship activities, all seeking to embody what it means to live in genuine love and hospitality for one another, regardless of where we may be in our journey toward wholeness.

OUR MISSION

Our MISSION is "small town/big world", which means we are committed to involvement in local missions such as feeding the hungry and housing the homeless (e.g., ECHO), reaching out to students (e.g., Youth for Christ, Front Porch Cal Poly), as well as global missions such as water resources in third world countries, orphanages and schools in Uganda, China, and Thailand (e.g., ZOZU), justice for abused women in India (CSJ), and supporting churches in areas of persecution in the Middle East (Turkey, Iran).


OUR THEOLOGY



              Our THEOLOGY is "Christ-centered".  Read more about that in "WHAT WE BELIEVE".


OUR HOPE

Introduce people to Jesus
Include people in His church
Imitate His life
Ignite service in His name
Inspire glory for God



OUR TEAM

Pastor Roger Patton

Pastor Roger is a native Tennessean having lived most of his life in the Nashville, TN area.  He is a graduate of Belmont University, Memphis Theological Seminary and a current doctoral student at the Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA. 

 

Pastor Roger comes to Templeton Pres. from the Nolensville Community Church of Nolensville, TN, where he was the founding pastor.  Pastor Roger has been in the ministry for over 20 years having served as a student pastor, interim pastor, adjunct faculty member and Senior pastor.  His passion for ministry is to make the Bible alive and relevant for today’s generation and to shepherd both congregation and community as the hands and feet of Christ. 

 

In his spare time, he likes to work out, collect records, enjoy nature and as his wife likes to say; “play around in the dirt.” 

 

Pastor Roger is married to Keris and together they have two children: Hunter and Hannah.  The Patton’s are very proud to call Templeton home and they are excited to serve this congregation and community. 

 

roger@fpctempleton.org

 

 

Dave Johnson

STUDENT MINISTRIES DIRECTOR

 

After about 10 years of working in youth ministry with camps such as Hume Lake, Forest Home and Camp Sugar Pine, in the Fall of 2018 the Lord opened the door for me to begin serving as the Director of Student Ministries here at Templeton Presbyterian Church. 

 

My wife Cady, is a graduate of Cal Poly SLO and since married, we have always had a deep desire to serve the local church on the central coast, especially here in North SLO County.  We have two daughters, Harper and Ryleigh!

 

Along with serving the youth of TPC in both Middle School and High School Ministries, I also serve as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach at Templeton High School and as a member of the North County Advisory Board for Central Coast FCA.

 

I am graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary, where I received a Masters degree in Theological Studies and I am currently pursuing ordination with ECO-Pres. 

 

students@fpctempleton.org

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Terrell

 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES DIRECTOR

Children are a gift from God and I am inspired to help kids follow Him as they navigate life's adventures.  I joined TPC in November of 2020 as the Director of Children's Ministry and am blessed and grateful for the opportunity to work with the families and children.  I am a mother, wife, and past Christian educator.  I was a teacher for 5 years.
I graduated from Cal Poly, SLO in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a minor in Agriculture Business.  On my time off, you can catch my family and me horseback riding, hiking, camping, 4-wheeling, or tending to our dairy goat herd.  My family and I are very active and involved in 4H.
Our children's ministry program is fun, engaging, and practical to the lives of your children.  We are focused on bulding meaningful relationships with Jesus, being involved in ministry in our church and community, and exploring our faith.  Come join us on Sunday mornings!  Hope to see you soon!

 

children@fpctempleton.org

Julie Bower

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Julie is our Administrative Assistant
and unofficial information kiosk.  She
joined our staff after several years of
classroom teaching and is loving her
behind-the-scenes role here at TPC.

 

 

admin@fpctempleton.org

 

 

 

Kim Springer

 

BOOKKEEPER

Kim is our awesome church bookkeeper.  She is a very busy mom of two daughters and wife of one hubby, and says she is "so blessed to be here!"