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

In 1984, Leo Barros committed his life to Christ. From a young age, he studied music and began to learn the violin at the age of 12. Leo, who comes from a line of ministers, has always been involved in music ministry in his grandfather's church, utilizing his gifts to serve God. In 1999, he graduated from Theological Seminary in Brazil with a degree in Church Music. He then continued his studies at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and received his degree in 2010. In 2011, Leo and his family moved to the US, where he attended and graduated from Campbellsville University with a master's degree in music. Later, he moved to Fort Worth for his Ph.D. in Music. Finally, in October 2021, Leo began his music ministry at Immanuel Baptist Church. He 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 and will be pursuing his master's through Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall. He's married to his high-school sweetheart, Kaci, and they have two children: Alicia and Benjamin. He joined our staff in August of 2020. He loves his Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Mavericks. The best way to Brandon's heart is to play some disc golf with him. 

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

Administrative 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!