Pastoral Team

Rev. Gene Tempelmeyer, B.Th., B.A., M.A

Lead Pastor

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Gene began his ministry at Spring Garden Church in December, 2002.  He grew up in Tennessee, but is now an ardent Canadian.  Gene and his wife, Debbie, have two adult children, Mike and Andrea.  Some of his interests outside the church include reading mysteries, making and listening to music (he plays guitar and saxophone), and painting.  Gene has served as pastor to several Baptist churches in Ontario since 1977, and loves being a pastor.  416.223.4593 Ext 222 


Rev. Greg Kay B.Re., M.Div

Worship and Mission Pastor

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Greg was born in North York, the son of Vern and Kathy Kay and brother of Glenn.  Greg, his wife, Monica, and daughters Chloe and Neve live in North York.  He graduated in 1997 from OBC (now Tyndale College) with a Bachelor of Religious Education and from Tyndale Seminary in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity.  He also studied Jazz Performance and Arranging at Humber College, graduating in 2001.  416.223.4593 Ext 224


Rev. Sam Lee M.Div

Pastor of Discipleship Ministries 

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Sam Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Toronto in 1987.  He has lived all over the city of Toronto and calls this city his home.  Sam and his wife, Jin, have three children Taylor, Toby and Olive.   He graduated from Tyndale College & Seminary in 2002 with a Bachelor of Religious Education and received his Masters of Divinity at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.  Sam loves sports (especially basketball), technology, spending time with his family and seeing people live out what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.  416.223.4593 Ext 227


Jeremy Ranasinghe B.A.Th

Discipleship Ministry Assistant

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Jeremy was born and raised in the GTA. He started at Spring Garden serving as the youth intern while studying at Tyndale University/College and Seminary, however, was later brought on staff as the Discipleship Ministry Assistant. Jeremy recently graduated from Tyndale with a B.A in Biblical studies and Theology. He is continuing to learn more about Christ by completing his MDiv while also serving at Spring Garden. Jeremy enjoys, cooking, music and superheroes and spending time with his wife.

Jeremy can be reached by email at or 416-223-4593 Ext 223.

Dale Forder

Office & Communications Administrator

Dale can be reached by email at or 416-223-4593

Deacons Team

Top Row (Left to Right)

  • Gonzalo Librado - Adult Ministries

  • Adora Chui - Children Ministries

  • Lesley Daniels - Mission and Worship

  • Peggy Moore - Membership, Property

Bottom Row (Left to Right)

  • Esther Penner - Community Life

  • Doug Willson - Pastoral Care, Board Secretary

  • Sam Chaise

  • Shannon Loewen

  • Joanne Laing

Elders Team

Top Row (Left to Right)

  • Corinne Sutton-Smith

  • Cindie Chaise

  • Darlene Boyd

  • Barrie Porter

Bottom Rom (Left to Right)

  • Cheryl Chapman

  • Joanna James

  • Garth Barron

  • Brad Sider