Our Pastor, Dennis L. Isbell, is a native of Toledo, Ohio. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he grew up and graduated from High School in 1976. He became a Christian in 1979 while serving in the United States Air Force. In 1980, he sensed the call to preach the gospel and began to seek training for his future ministry. During this time period he met and courted Debbie Lawrence of Abilene, Texas. They were married in June of 1981. Thereafter, he and his wife moved to Springfield, Missouri where they both attended the Baptist Bible College. He graduated from this institution in 1986. He has served as an associate pastor of two churches and senior pastor of one church prior to coming to Grace Baptist Temple in October of 1992. During his ministry in San Antonio, the church has had steady growth, the Church facilities have been relocated to a new area with new buildings, ministries have been added, and total giving has increased significantly. The Isbell’s are the parents of two daughters. Rebekah is married to Tim Sweeney, and they are serving the Lord in Crane, MO, where Bro. Tim is the Pastor of Crane Bible Baptist Church. Heather is married to Greg Goodin, and are now living in Napa Valley, CA. They have 7 grandchildren, Andrew, twins Hannah and Luke of Tim and Rebekah; twins Braxton and Bryleigh, Kensington, and Kylah of Greg and Heather. Come to Grace Baptist Temple and meet our pastor, his wife and our friendly people.
Bro. Philip and Tamara Rumley have been with us since July of 2015. They are working with our Youth, and many other ministries of the Church. They have been married since July 2014. They both graduated from West Coast Baptist College, in Lancaster, CA. Bro. Philip grew up at Lancaster Baptist Church, and Tamara grew up in Michigan, before going to West Coast Baptist College. They both have a love for the ministry and a desire to see souls saved.