Spiritual Life

Chapel Video Archive

November 15, 2017
Dr. Joe Loughlin

Joe began local church ministry in 1984 and came to First Temple in June of 2017. He has degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Howard Payne University (Bachelor of Arts in the Honors Academy). Joe and his wife, Valerie, have three adult children: Briana, Worth, and Glenna. 

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November 8, 2017
Jason Goings

Jason has a heart to see people transformed as they meet God in the person of Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Kelly, have been married for 21 years.  They have two children: Jasey and Josh. Jason is a graduate from UMHB.  After graduating from UMHB, Jason received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Jason's ministry service includes:

  • Pastor at Hope Fellowship, Port Lavaca, Texas (2000-2007)
  • Missions and College Pastor at FBC Belton
  • Executive Pastor for Equipping at FBC Belton
  • Sr. Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Grace Baptist in Salado (gracesalado.com
  • Ministry work in Vancouver, BC, Nepal, Iran, Uganda, Brazil, Haiti, France, and Mexico
Jason enjoys watching his favorite teams play, being a dad to some really cool kids, planting the gospel, making new friends, and living for the glory of God. 
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October 18, 2017
Dr. John Vassar

Dr. John S. Vassar serves as the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at UMHB, a position he has held since June of this year. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana Dr. Vassar earned his bachelor's degree in history from LSU Shreveport, his master’s degree in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in religious studies from Baylor University. He is the author of numerous articles in the fields of philosophy, religious studies, and film studies, as well as a book on Psalms: Recalling a Story Once Told. In addition to his academic work, Vassar has served churches in both Texas and Louisiana as an intentional interim minister, having undergone training through the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Prior to joining the faculty of UMHB, Vassar served at LSU Shreveport as a professor of humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences. He served as chair of the Department of Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, and Humanities prior to his appointment as provost at LSU.  As provost, he helped implement the State of Louisiana's first Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in digital arts as well as LSU Shreveport’s first doctoral degree in leadership studies. Dr. Vassar and his patient wife Karen have three children: Hannah (22), Bethany (19), and Paul (14).

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October 4, 2017
Mandy Young

Mandy Young is a self-proclaimed southern, social butterfly who loves her family, friends, sweet tea, the color pink and most of all, the Lord. Her greatest joy is traveling the country sharing the story of her life or that of the challenges of Body Image. Whether she is speaking before thousands or to an intimate group of 25, her exuberance for Jesus never changes.

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September 27, 2017
Daniel Rangel
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Daniel Rangel is a fulltime OCCA Fellow based in Dallas, TX. He is a gifted communicator speaking regularly with other businesses, universities, and churches in the United States and Latin America. He passionately seeks to bring clarity to questions regarding the Christian faith. Daniel also desires to represent the Christian responsibility to work for social justice by creating leadership and educational opportunities. He is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Daniel was born and raised in Houston and received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. After graduation, Daniel worked as a fulltime engineer before going on to study at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

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Growing in Christ, Giving in Service, Going to the World