Pastor Rob Kurtz
Pastor Robert J. Kurtz became the Pastor of Mansfield Baptist Temple in August, 2012. Born and raised in Richland County, Pastor Kurtz is a product of Temple Christian School and Mansfield Baptist Temple. Pastor Kurtz has been involved in fulltime ministry since his graduation from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 1991. Pastor Kurtz and his wife Lisa have been married for almost eighteen years and have three children: Abraham-16, Jillian-15, & Maleah-12.
Pastor Eric Humble
Pastor Eric Humble is the Administrative Pastor & also oversees various areas of Media. Bro. Eric Humble grew up in Mansfield Baptist Temple. He was a product of Temple Christian School and graduated in 1998. Eric has a bachelor of arts degree in Youth Ministry from Pensacola Christian College. He also received a mastor degree in Bible Exposition from Pensacola Theological Seminary. Pastor Eric and his wife Gina moved to Mansfield in 2004. They have three beautiful children Halina and Clark and Alegra . We are thankful for their leadership in our Music Ministry & Media Department.
Pastor Paul Baird
Pastor Paul Baird is the Youth pastor/School Principal. Pastor Paul grew up in the Charlotte, NC area and attended Cramerton Christian Academy in Cramerton, NC graduating in 2001. Pastor Baird married Kathryn Moffett on August 20th, 2005 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. The Lord has blessed them with three daughters and one son; Jordyn, Jaidyn, Jensyn, and Jamesyn. Pastor Baird received his B.A. (Youth Ministries) from Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL in 2007 and became Youth Pastor at Mansfield Baptist Temple in January of 2010. Shortly after coming to Mansfield Baptist Temple, he also became the Principal of Temple Christian School. Pastor Baird was saved and called into full time ministry as a teenager. He knows and understands the importance of how the home, church (Youth Group), and Christian school deeply impact the lives of teens. Youth group and Christian School played a vital role in his life. God used his Pastor, Youth Pastor, Youth Sponsors, and teachers to make a difference in his life for the cause of Christ. His goal is to do the same with each young person that comes to Mansfield Baptist Temple and Temple Christian School. Pastor Baird’s main purpose is to reach as many teens possible in one lifetime with the Gospel and for the glory of God!
Pastor John Garcia
John Garcia is the Bus director at Mansfield Baptist Temple. He was born and raised in Mansfield. His family began attending MBT when he was 9 years old, and shortly thereafter, he received Christ as his Savior. John’s dad started driving a church bus and became the captain, with his family working with him on the bus. His father taught him how to have a genuine love and concern for others and a desire to see them reached with the Gospel of Christ. John graduated from Mansfield Malabar High School and decided to serve his country in the U. S. Marine Corps. While in the Marines, he was a part of the bus ministry in Jacksonville, North Carolina, reaching his fellow Marines. When he had fulfilled his duties in the Marines and returned home, he took over as captain of his dad’s bus route. John had remained single and had prayed and trusted that the Lord would send a helpmate to serve with him. In September 2000, he met Donna Hoover and they married on August 11, 2001 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Since then, they have served the Lord together in the Bus Ministry, Sunday School, and Kit Klub at MBT. John oversees the weekly bus visitation and soul winning on Saturday mornings. He also coordinates and works with the bus drivers and bus workers to provide transportation for the many adults and children who need a ride to church. His prayer for the Bus Ministry of Mansfield Baptist Temple is that many will have the opportunity to come to church, to receive the Lord as their Savior, and to serve the Lord with their lives.