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Alan and Elena Sutphen

Uganda, Africa

Alan, a physician's assistant specializing in orthopedic surgery and Elena, a critical care nurse, were called by God to be missionaries to Uganda where they currently serve. When the Sutphen's began attending Temple in 1999, they never dreamed the Lord would use them on the mission field. After their deputation, they left for Africa in June of 2011. They've already made a great difference.

Erik and Holly Johnson

Dominican Republic

The Johnson's met at TBC, fell in love, married, and now serve God faithfully on the mission field of the Dominican Republic. Erik and Holly are doing a great work serving the Lord in the DR. Holly is a former teacher at TBS.

Todd and Kim Lapato


When Pastor Pittman led Todd to the Lord when Todd was a teen, he did not realize how the Lord would use Todd in HIs service. Today, Todd and his wife Kim are BIMI missionaries sharing that same gospel message about Christ with the German-speaking people in Europe. Both Todd and Kim grew up at Temple Baptist Church. [Photo: Kim and Todd and their daughter Virginia.]

Kristen Dow


Kristen Dow is a BIMI missionary serving in Honduras where she teaches in a Christian school and is involved with a local church. Kristen graduated from TBS and went on to Pensacola Christian College. She has been reaching children for Christ in Honduras for two terms. [Kristen pictured in center.]

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