1546213_10152893163359468_7280583948086576613_nMy name is Craig Tanner, I serve as the executive pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, MO with a focused attention on education, discipleship, and administration. I’ve been on staff at Temple for over 16 years and serve as an instructor of Old and New Testament at Missouri Baptist University. I am the husband of Kendall and father to four children ages 9m to 8.

I started this blog in 2002 while studying theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. It is a way for me to share my thoughts and reflections on theology, church, leadership, current events, and family. I am an evangelical, bible-believing Christian who believes in the authority of the scriptures, the sovereignty of God, the saving work of Jesus Christ, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, and the one universal church whose ultimate purpose is to bring glory to God through living lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.