Our Team

Bennett Holloway

Executive Pastor

Bennett Holloway and his wife, Lauren, came to New Bern, North Carolina in January of 2017. They have three sweet children and have thoroughly enjoyed their time experiencing God move through Temple Church. Bennett received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and his Masters of Divinity from Liberty University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  

Darryl Radford

Pastor of Discipleship

Darryl Radford has been with Temple 20 years & has served in many roles in that time. He currently serves as Pastor of Discipleship. Having been saved at age 27, Darryl’s life changed big time. He has been married to the love of his life, Jenny for over 32 years, and they have their three daughters: Hannah, Holly, and Haley. They now have a new son in law in the family named Trevor who just married Haley. Darryl attended ECU and Johnston Community College with a focus in Intermediate Education. He worked in retail and as a corporate manager, but the best experience he gained was his days growing up on the family farm in JoCo! Darryl looks forward to helping you grow as a student, as a leader, and as a disciple in Christ as we seek the Kingdom of God together.

Darryl Vang

Pastor of Evangelism & Missions

Darryl was saved as a college student in campus ministry, and felt called to full-time ministry during his junior year at East Carolina University. He is passionate about helping people come to saving faith in Jesus. 4 years as a student pastor trained him in sharing the Gospel to a wide audience, and in his new role, he hopes to inspire the church to be daily witnesses for Christ.

Melody Davenport

Minister of Service & Membership

Melody Davenport is the Minister of Service and Membership at Temple Church.
She helps assimilate visitors, new members, and existing members in their service roles at Temple Church. She and her husband, Randy, have been the ministry leaders for Temple Recovery since 2015. Melody is a certified Chaplain with the American Chaplains Association; she is from Upstate, South Carolina, where she attended Presbyterian College for education. She loves spending time with her horse, Cash, and at the beach.

Kathy Reinhardt

Hope Center Director

Kathy Reinhardt has been attending Temple Church since 2004. She started working at Temple Church in 2012 and became the Hope Network Director in 2015. Kathy completed her Master's Degree in 2018, and has become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). Kathy says, "I have an amazing husband, 8 grandchildren, and a 5 pound Shih Tzu named, Molly." 

Tony Benda

Minister of Production

A member since 2021, Tony has been attending Temple since he moved from the Chicago area late 2020. He currently serves as the Minister of Production after first serving as their Storyteller beginning April of 2021. Tony also has a passion for music, serving as an occasional member of the praise band. "I love serving alongside the amazing people at Temple. This place has felt like home since day one, and I can't wait to see what God has in store for this church."

Alex Hinson

Student Minister | Temple Students

Alex is a graduate of Liberty University and is now working on a Master’s Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a passion for teaching God’s Word in a way that students can understand and apply to their lives. He currently serves as the Student Minister here at Temple Church. His heart is to help students understand and experience victorious Christian living and learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

Jessica Hinson

Family Ministry Associate

Jessica graduated from East Carolina University in the spring of 2018 with her BFA in Theatre Arts and moved to New Bern a few days later, saying “Yes” to an unexpected invitation from the Lord into full-time ministry. She now serves as the Family Ministry Associate, leading within the Student Ministry through discipleship, worship, and teaching. Her heart is to lead students into a revelation of what it is to have a thriving personal relationship with Jesus, in order for them to experience the fullness of life that he died and rose again for.

Nikki Rhyne

Children's Minister | Temple Kids

Nikki Rhyne and her family have been attending Temple Church since 2018. She loves to teach children how amazing God is, and how much He loves them. Nikki's desire is for every child to encounter Jesus in a way that changes their lives forever.

Jacqueline Coates

Sunday Preschool Director | Temple Preschool

Jacqueline graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s in Psychology. After moving to New Bern and being a stay-at-home mom for 5 years, she found God calling her into ministry. She began attending and volunteering in 2018. She now serves as the Sunday Preschool Director here at Temple Church. Her heart is dedicated to guiding little ones to Jesus and teaching them they can do anything if they trust God and believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jacqueline and her husband Rob live in New Bern with their three girls.

Brittany Hartsell

Discipleship Ministry Assistant

Brittany and her three children have called Temple home since 2014. Brittany has volunteered in many areas of the church over the years. In 2021, as she entered into a new season of life, she was able to come on staff as an assistant with Temple Weekday Preschool; where her faith was able to grow and she could see God's purpose for her. During the last few years her position has evolved into Brittany finding a true desire to help others in all areas of ministry here at Temple. This has led her into her new role as Discipleship Ministry Assistant. She is thrilled to be able to serve the Temple Church family in this new capacity.

Sally Gerrald

Financial Manager

Sally has been a member of Temple Church since 1994 and has served on staff as the financial manager since 1996. Sally has been married to her husband, Tom, for 41 years.  They have two wonderful children, Maghan & Rhett and six beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time, Sally loves to read and spend time with her family.  "The time I spend with them brings me joy beyond measure!"

Donna Daniels

Kingdom Cafe Manager

Donna and her family moved to New Bern in 1996, where they joined Temple. Through the years the Daniels family have served volunteering with youth, pre-schoolers, nursery, and in the kitchen. Donna married a retired Marine Officer, Rich, and have 2 biological children, one adopted daughter, four grandchildren, and one dog. God has given the family a passion for His children that are hurting.  They have fostered 39 children and they adopted the 40th. For the past five years God has had Donna serving as Manager of the Kingdom Cafe, serving coffee and loving on our congregation. Her hobbies are quilting and reading.

Tim Lackey

Facilities Director

Tim and his wife, Karyn, moved out to North Carolina in the fall of 2020 from Ventura, California. They have been attending Temple Church for about three years now and are feeling quite at home. Tim is currently the Vice-Chair of the Deacon’s Ministry, a Small Group Leader and was recently brought on staff as the Facilities Director. Tim and Karyn will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in late October. They have one daughter that lives in Vista, California who is planning a wedding in October of 2024. They are still getting used to the North Carolina way of life, but are enjoying being here. 

Dan Martin

Facilities Manager

 Dan is originally from Ohio (GO BUCKEYES!) and moved here to start working with NC Wildlife Resource Commission from which he recently retired. Dan started attending Temple Church over 20 years ago. He met his wife, Aimee, in the singles ministry here at Temple Church. Dan has two sons, Jamie and Trey, their wives, and four grandchildren. Dan loves anything to do with the outdoors. He also loves serving alongside the praise team as he plays drums and guitar occasionally. Dan recently joined the staff as Facilities Manager and looks forward to serving Temple in this new capacity.

Claire Mills

Office Manager

Claire and her husband, Thomas, came to Temple in 2017, shortly thereafter beginning their family and becoming more involved in church life at Temple by plugging into a Small Group. They have two children, Samson and Sloane. Claire has a bachelor's degree in History from Bob Jones University and is a former teacher and office manager.  She chose to stay home for a few years with her children and is getting back into the workforce by joining the staff at Temple Church. Beyond being a wife and mother, Claire's passions include running, painting, and all things coffee and tea related. She is excited to be serving Temple in the capacity of office manager.

Karyn Lackey

Office Manager

 Karyn and her husband of over 30 years, Tim, "escaped" California in the fall of 2020, sadly leaving behind their beautiful 26 year old daughter Kasandra. Karyn worked for almost 20 years with Deaf children and adults, also as a Christian Counselor since 2015 before retiring in 2020. Karyn has an Associate degree in ASL Interpreting, a bachelor degree in counseling, and is a certified Chaplain with ACA.  She is currently teaching ASL at Craven Community College, counseling at the Hope Center and working afternoons as Temple's receptionist. Karyn loves helping people and crochets with Loops of Love to donate all kinds of things to various charities.


Cody Krieger

Principal | Temple Christian Academy 

 While originally from Upstate New York, Cody spent about 10 years in Lynchburg, Virginia where he and his wife, Leah, completed their masters degrees in Christian education, started a family, and worked on building up the online programs at Liberty University and Houston Christian University. God brought their growing family to New Bern with a call from West Craven High School, where Cody worked with the administration as a School Counselor, and was directed to also consider administrative roles throughout the district. Cody and Leah, who are members of Temple Church, have five children of their own: Aris, Eva, Ellie, Evie, and Asher.

Marion Dalrymple

Director | Temple Weekday Preschool 

Marion has been a member of Temple for 23 years, the Weekday Preschool Director for 17 years, and the Minister of Preschool for 9 years. Marion and her husband, Steve, enjoy traveling and spending time with their three granddaughters, Brynley, Amelia and Andie. Her greatest passion is teaching little ones about Jesus and being the director of the preschool has been "one of the greatest gifts she's ever been given!"

Lisa Sugg

Assistant | Temple Weekday Preschool 

Lisa has worked at Temple Weekday Preschool for 15 years. She served as Assistant Minister of Preschoolers on Sundays for 3 years during that time. "Working with small children has always been my passion, and I am so blessed to be able to fulfill that passion by serving God in ministering to these children. They are such a blessing and it is a joy to see their smiling faces each day." Temple Weekday Preschool is a loving environment for children not only to prepare for Kindergarten, but to do it with Jesus in their heart.