In April of 2018, Dr. Jimmie Willoughby was voted in as co-pastor of Temple Baptist Church.  He was reared in a godly home near Cincinnati, Ohio.  He and his family attended an independent Baptist church, where as a young man he accepted Christ as his Savior.  After high school, he went to college for one year, then enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served from 1993-1997.  He was trained as an aircraft mechanic and stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB, in Goldsboro, N.C., where he worked on the F-15E, and KC-10.  During this time, he joined and was very involved in a local independent Baptist church.  At this church, he served in a variety of ministries and positions including Sunday School superintendent.  It was in this church that he felt God’s calling to the ministry.  After finishing his enlistment, he went to Bible college for his bachelors degree.  While in Bible college, he worked extensively in the bus ministry and outreach programs of his church.  It was there that he met his future wife, Lisa.  They married in 2000, and God has blessed them with two wonderful children.  In 2001, they moved to Kokomo to work on staff at the Temple Baptist Church.  He served as an Assistant Pastor, and she served as a teacher in the Christian school.  Over the next few years, he continued his studies at Baptist College of America, where he earned his Master and Doctorate degrees in Church Ministries.  He served as Assistant Pastor from 2001-2005.  In January, 2005, he was asked by Dr. Holloway to serve as Associate Pastor.  Over the seventeen years as Assistant and Associate Pastor, Dr. Willoughby has overseen a variety of ministries including the youth, bus, outreach, and Sunday school, as well as Little Lambs Child Care, Temple Christian School, and Baptist College of America.  Dr. Willoughby’s life’s verse is 1 Corinthians 10:31 – “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”  It is truly his desire to see many souls impacted for Christ in the Kokomo area and around the world through the ministries of the Temple Baptist Church.