Pastors & Staff

Dr. Ron Milne

Senior Pastor

Ron Milne is originally from South Carolina. He earned his Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1990. Ron also graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in 1985. Ron loves spending time on beaches and with his family.

Leonardo Barros

Worship & Outreach Pastor

Leo Barros came to Christ in 1984. He began his studies in music at the age of seven. At the age of 12, Leo started his studies on the violin, and since then he has always been involved with music. Coming from a family of ministers, Leo has ever participated in the ministry of music in the church of his grandfather, developing his talents to the service of God. In 1999, he entered the Theological Seminary in Brazil graduating in Church Music. In 2004, Leo continued his studies at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, graduating in 2010. In 2011, he and his family moved to the USA for a master’s degree in music. After graduating from Campbellsville University, Leo moved to Fort Worth where he began his Ph.D. in Music. Leo Barros started his Ministry at Immanuel Baptist Church in October 2021. Leo is married to Claudiane and has three children: Leticia, Daniel, and Lucas.

Brandon Kemp

Youth & Discipleship Pastor

Brandon has a heart for youth and loves to see youth grow in their relationship with Christ. He graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in May of 2018. He's married to his high-school sweetheart, Kaci, and they have one son, Benjamin. He joined our staff in August of 2020. The best way to Brandon's heart is through his stomach. 

Alissa Griego 

Interim Children's Director

Alissa Griego is a Central Texas native. She accepted Christ at a young age and has served in church ever since. Homeschooled and graduated at 16. She has gone on mission trips Mexico and Africa and enjoys mission opportunities. Her work with children has been 15+ years including years working as a nanny.

Nicki Luther

Child Development Director

 Nicki Luther has recently taken the role of Director for Immanuel Baptist Church’s CDC. And has been here as an Assistant Director since October 2021.  She was the Director of a center in Killeen for 17 years that specialized in inclusive childcare for children with autism, learning delays, sensorial and other needs. She has worked in this industry for over 25 years and is excited to be at IBC!
Email Nicki at nluther@ibctemple.org 

Margarita Rios

Administrator Assistant

Margarita has been in our church office since 2015. She loves crafts, chocolate, chips and salsa, lemonade & her Dallas Cowboys!! She has a heart for children's ministry, youth & Awana.  Margarita is married to Napoleon Rios and has three children: Jouvann, Bianca & Napoleon Jr. (PJ). She loves planning family get togethers & spending time with friends!

MaryAnn Dodson

Financial Secretary


Rachel Diaz


Rachel has been in our office since 2018. She loves chips & salsa, and Mexican food. She has a heart for children's ministry. She helps in children's choirs, Awana, & nursery. Her favorite holiday is Christmas!