Our Leadership

Pastors

Drew Cline

Drew Cline

Lead Pastor

Drew has served churches around the country for over 26 years. The majority of his ministry has been in worship and creative art. He became the Lead Pastor of Temple Baptist in October of 2016 and led the transition and replant launch of South City Church on Easter 2017. He’s been married to his wife Lori for over 23 years and has 2 little girls Daisy Joy and Jovie May. He’s led worship and taught at worship conferences at Willow Creek, Saddleback, and others. Drew was the lead singer of NewSong in 2006 and 2007, where he was nominated for a Dove award with “The Christmas Hope” and then released his own project called “Way Of Life” in 2007. While living in Nashville, Drew was a session vocalist working on projects for such artists as (Dolly Parton, Mercy Me, Third Day, BeBe Winans, Promise Keepers and countless others as well as other commercial work for The Today Show, CMT, HGTV, Kohls, Chevrolet, and Ford and Yamaha). His last project called “I Am Becoming” was released in 2015. He has a B.S. in Organizational Management from John Brown University and is currently working towards his Masters in Theology and Doctorate of Ministry in Theology and Culture from The Antioch School. He’s a big fan of all things vintage (especially old guitars) and horses.

Darrell Adcock

Darrell Adcock

Executive Pastor and Worship Director

Darrell Adcock is a California boy in love with a Kentucky girl. He and Tracy met, married, and graduated from Belmont University in Nashville – he with a Bachelors in Church Music (graduate work at Southern Seminary) and she a Bachelors in Social Work. Married 30 years, they have four children: Parker, McKenna, Logan, and Hayden Joy.

Having served/planted churches in Lousville, Las Vegas, Southern Indiana, and the past fourteen in Little Rock, Darrell brings a great love for the Church. He brings a unique mix as an experienced creative leader and church strategist. He and Tracy serve adoptive and foster families as certified Empowered to Connect Parent Trainers. He’s also a “wannabe chef and foodie”.

Jerry Kidd

Jerry Kidd

Missional Engagement Pastor

Jerry Kidd was born in Hope, AR, and saved at the Unity Baptist Church when he was twelve.  He attended Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, where he met Sue Hudson at College View Baptist Church.  He and Sue were married on August 26, 1960.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Central Baptist College, Conway, and pastored churches in Arkansas, and Louisiana.  Jerry also pastored an Interstate Mission project in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.  During the five years they were there, he and Sue adopted their two children, Jason and Juli.  They now have three grandchildren and one great grandson.

At LeTourneau College in Longview, TX, while taking missionary tech courses, Jerry earned his pilot’s license.  He also pastored while in Longview.

Jerry served eight years in Bolivia, South America, as pilot of a Cessna 206.  He and his family lived in the city of Santa Cruz, and he flew out to remote jungle villages to support missionaries by bringing all their food, mail, and other supplies.  Flights were made to many villages where the name of Jesus had never been spoken in order to show Christian films and preach the Gospel.  The Cessna was also utilized to transport very sick villagers to hospitals.

In 1982, while the Kidds were on their second furlough, the Missions Department of the BMAA was restructured, and Jerry was asked to serve as Foreign Missions Director.   For the next 35 years, he traveled throughout the world, including Russia and all the countries of the former Soviet Union, most of Europe, and many countries in Asia and Africa as well as Australia.    

In January 2013 Jerry became pastor of Temple Baptist Church. Knowing the church needed younger leadership, he prayed for and was excited when the Lord called Drew Cline to be lead pastor in October 2016.  Jerry remains on staff with the title of Pastor of Missional Engagement.

Elvis Garcia

Elvis Garcia

Discipleship Pastor

Elvis Garcia was born in Guatemala City, June 8, 1979. At age ten he moved to live in Los Angeles, California with his mother for some time. Eventually coming back to his home country, he started serving and organizing youth camps and translating for American Baptist Medical Teams.He was baptized in 2000 and attended the University of Guatemala studying Marketing and Advertising for two years, but God had other plans. In 2001 he surrendered to the ministry. Immediately he was involved in missionary work for his local church. He acquired a degree in Bible and Theology from the BMA Seminary in Guatemala City. During that time, he started a church in a very troubled area known for gangs and people in need. Three years later he moved to Mississippi to serve as a church planter for the state Baptist association. Elvis worked for 13 years organizing four mission churches and a Bible Institute. He later became coordinator of missions and training for the state of Mississippi, and in Oct 2017 Elvis started serving at South City Church as Discipleship pastor. Elvis is a Certified Trainer for Evangelism Explosion International and Dynamic Church planting International. He has an Associates in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist College and a Bachelor in Biblical Studies with a minor in Spanish from Blue Mountain College. He has recently acquired a diploma in Coaching and its working in his Masters and Doctor’s degree thru the Antioch School of Church planting and Leadership Development. He is married to his wife Wendy Garcia, who is a Kindergarten teacher. They have two sons: Pablo (11), and Josue (9).

Elders

Drew Cline

Drew Cline

Elder

Jerry Kidd

Jerry Kidd

Elder

Jeff Franks

Jeff Franks

Elder

Jeff is married to his sweetheart Coleen. They served as missionaries in Ukraine for 26 years and love to mentor and train church planters and pastors in Ukraine and Russia. Jeff is a Russian translator in the court system. He loves to tell people about Jesus and does so quite a bit as an Uber driver.

Staff

Delos Wood

Delos Wood

Facilities and Grounds Manager

Delos was born in Newport, AR but moved to Tyler, Tex before his first birthday and lived there for 10 years before moving back to Newport. He married Sherry on Oct. 6, 1979 and they had one child, Jared. Delos worked for Safeway Stores Inc. for 17 years as head stocker and the last 5 years as the third man. His employment started with the church in August of 1991 part time while finishing out his last few months with Safeway. He then went full-time with Temple Nov. 1, 1991 as Janitorial/Maintenance. On Nov. 1, 2016 He celebrated 25 years of service to the church. He and Sherry love camping, fishing and road trips.

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