Dr. Michael Parnell, PastorRev. Dr. Michael Parnell (Dr. Mike) served four churches before coming to Temple. He has degrees from Campbell University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, now known as Palmer Theological Seminary. Dr. Mike is married to Melody and has two grown sons. Known for his passion for movies and pop culture, Dr. Mike annually attends Comic Con International. He is married and has two boys. His love is for movies, and he can be found in a theater most Fridays.
Rev. David Beaver, Worship LeaderDavid received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He and his wife Cindy are natives of Raleigh and have served churches in the area in the various aspects of music ministry. He sums up his calling in music with Ephesians 5:19… speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.
Deborah Miller, Financial Secretary/Administrative AssistantDeborah Miller has been a part of the Temple family since she began coming to Sunday School and church at the age of 5. After working in Accounting for the State of NC, being a stay at home Mom and working in Human Resources at Belk, Deborah was blessed in August 1998 to begin working in the church office as the receptionist. Deborah’s role with Temple has evolved to be the Financial Secretary/Administrative Assistant. The blessings of my life have included my family, my husband, my two children and their significant others, and my four beautiful grandchildren. But, one of my greatest blessings has been serving my church and the congregation. God has been very good to me and has given me His grace to work a job that I absolutely love.
Cindy Bernal, Business Manager, Day SchoolMy name is Cindy Bernal, and I live in Raleigh, NC. I am married and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. I am the Business Manager at the School. I graduated with my Masters from Liberty University. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for 30 + years. When I first entered the field, I was a teacher, then years later I decided to get into the administrative side of the field. I have been at Temple since 2011. I started at Temple as the director, but later switched positions to the Business Manager. Temple has been a blessing for me and my family.
Samantha Smith, Director, Day SchoolMy name is Samantha Smith. I am married with 2 children. I have been in childcare for 23 years. I am very excited to be a part of Temple Baptist Day School and look forward to helping this wonderful school grow.
Briana Rollins, Assistant Director, Day SchoolMy name is Briana Rollins. My family and I live in Garner, NC. I started at Temple as a teacher in 2014 and have been the Assistant Director for the last 2 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural and State University. I have loved watching all of the children grow and the school make positive changes. I am so very grateful to be a part of the Temple family!
Jane McNeill, AccopanistJane has served as pianist in several capacities in various churches throughout the years. She served as full-time pianist at Woodhaven Baptist Church in Apex, NC for 17 years prior to serving at Temple Baptist as interim, full-time and part-time pianist. She has accompanied for other churches as needed on a substitute basis. Jane has three adult children and twin grandsons. She works full-time in the finance field and enjoys other opportunities to share her musical talents. Jane loves spending time with her family and enjoys any opportunity to listen to music, especially live performances.
Holly Ferguson, Accompanist
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Psalm 100:1-2
Dr. Thomas Winkler, Accompanists