Leadership

Pastor & Staff

Watson Morgan Jr.

Senior Pastor

Pastor Morgan was born into a loving Christian home and accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of twelve. He felt Gods call to ministry two years later at the age of fourteen. In formal preparation for ministry he has earned  a Bachelor of Christian Theology Degree and Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. He met his wife Lydia while serving as Program Director at Rapidan Baptist Camp and they married in 1999. God has blessed their home with five wonderful children Jeremiah, Luke, Josalyn, Joel, and Sadie. He served as an  Assistant Pastor in two different churches for over 13 years and was the Senior Pastor of his home church for five and a half years. Eventually God led him to become the Pastor of Temple Baptist Church. He and his family thouroughly enjoy ministering among the wonderful people of this church. His life verse is Romans 12:1-2, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind , that ye may prove what is that good, and accepteable, and perfect will of God."  We are excited about what God has done and look forward to what He is going to do in years to come.

Daniel Turner

Assistant Pastor/Minister of Music

Daniel was born in Augusta, Georgia and grew up in North Augusta, SC and Spartanburg, SC.  He was saved at the age of 5 in Sunday School and led his first music service at the age of 16.  Soon after, Daniel felt the Lord's leading into the music ministry and upon graduating high school, entered Tennessee Temple University receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sacred Music.  Following that, Daniel attended Bob Jones University receiving a Master of Music degree.  Daniel moved to the Hampton Roads area in 1990 taking a position to lead the music department at Portsmouth Christian Schools where he continues to serve to this day.  Over the years, Daniel has served in several area churches all of which preparing him for his present ministry here at Temple Baptist which began in January of 2022.  Daniel's favorite verse is I Corinthians 10:31, "Whether therefore you eat or drink or whatsoever you do, do it all for the glory of God."  GLORY TO GOD!

Devin Kennedy

Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor

Devin was born and raised in Spotsylvania, VA and saved at 16 years old. He felt his calling to ministry at 18 years old and graduated with a Bachelor's of Ministry with a concentration in Pastoral Studies from Veritas Baptist College in 2019. He is currently pursuing his Master's of Biblical Studies degree from Vertias. He met his wife Katelyn in high school and they were married in September of 2019. She played an influential role in his introduction to the gospel. He served at Glenora Baptist Church in the youth and music ministries for several years and is now serving along side Pastor Morgan at Temple, focusing his efforts with the youth, the young adult, music, and outreach ministries. His life verse is Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."