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  • Marco Castillo

    Senior Pastor


    Marco Castillo is the Senior Pastor at Grace Temple Baptist Church. He is married to his wonderful wife Claudia; and they have four great kids Diana, Ashley, Marco, and Adrian. Marco was ordained to ministry at Iglesia Bautista La Gran Comisión on January 30th, 2005. He was called to minister at Grace Temple July 1, 2009 and on July 28, 2013 was called as Senior Pastor. He has lived in this community for over 20 years. He loves the people of this community and is excited about what God is doing in Oak Cliff through Grace Temple Baptist Church and its members, who love and embrace the multicultural community that surrounds the church. Marco counts it a privilege to serve with people who love to serve others.   

  • Branson Winslett

    Minister of Music

    Minister of Music - Branson Winslett


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    Branson Winslett is blessed to call Texas his home. He was born and raised in the Dallas metro area and has lived here most of his life. Branson began his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Arlington but eventually transferred and graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Business Studies and a Biblical Studies Minor. He has been on staff at Grace Temple as the Minister of Music since April of 2008. Branson and the rest of the worship team seek to honor God through their lives and through music. They desire to encourage the body of Christ to worship through song and with their entire being. 

  • Amy Owens

    Minister of Education


    Amy joined the staff of Grace Temple in March of 2020. She has been married for over 30 years to Todd who is a steadfast support and partner in ministry. They have two grown children, Jessica and Austin that they are incredibly proud of.

    Amy is a graduate of Baylor University.  She has served in ministry for over 17 years including 14 years as Minister of Children at FBC Garland.  In her spare time, Amy loves the water and is always on the lookout for a great swimming hole, river or lake.  She loves supporting ministry that produces firm foundations for knowing, loving and serving Christ. 

  • Sammy Castaneda

    Minister of Youth


    Sammy joined the Grace Temple staff & church family October 1, 2022. He grew up in Mesquite, so the Dallas area is  his home. 

    He loves hanging out with friends and family and being outdoors. His pride and joy is his Husky Jax! 

    He is a proud graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Christian Studies with a minor in Biblical Languages.