Pastor John Elam was born in Middletown, Ohio in August of 1974. He was born again in August of 2010 in Eaton, Ohio at Gateway Baptist Church. Called to preach, and surrendered to do so in 2011, Pastor Elam has been in the ministry ever since. Starting out in local evangelism and transitioning into traveling evangelism. Serving as an Assistant Pastor and Lead Pastor prior to coming to Temple, Pastor Elam accepted the call to pastor at TBC on July 17, 2022. Pastor Elam is enrolled in ongoing Pastoral Studies with Liberty Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary. Pastor Elam’s family consists of his wife Amie, and children Jada, Haylee and Paul.