Sweetwater First Assembly’s Vision is to see people saved, delivered, redeemed and fulfilled for ministry service for God and His kingdom.
Sweetwater First Assembly’s Purpose is to become a Biblical and unified body of believers with the purpose of worshiping God in Spirit and in truth; and to evangelize the world through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit while being committed to the Great Commission.
Sweetwater First Assembly’s Priority is to show that this is the place “where people matter.” We demonstrate our love for God through our love for people, helping each person experience an intimate relationship with God.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Pastor Andrew & Rachel Templeton
In August of 2000, I married my college sweetheart, Rachel. Since our wedding day, we have been blessed with three amazing kids and dozens of wonderful memories of life and ministry. Rachel and I are both Lee University graduates (2000). I went on to complete a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry (2009) from Asbury Theological Seminary. I am passionate to see lives transformed through the grace and power of Jesus Christ. His grace really is amazing.
Some of my interests include traveling, scuba diving, sports and just relaxing with my family.
Associate Pastor_ Ministry Director
My focus is to assist people in their personal walk with Christ as they develop their faith and purpose while making an impact in this world. I have been in pastoral ministry alongside my husband for 20 years and have my B.S. in Music from North Central University and my Master’s in Pastoral Counseling: Leadership from Liberty University.
Associate Pastor_ Ministry Development
I primarily work to continue building our online campus as well as build a multiplication strategy to put more healthy churches in the area. I am passionate about healthy leaders and healthy churches. Bryce has a B.A. in Youth Ministry and has been in pastoral ministry for 20 years. He enjoys dreaming up new ideas and ways the local church can make a difference in its corner of the world. He loves being in ministry with his family and watching his teenage boys grow up excited about serving the Lord.
Lindsey & Josh Issac
Josh was born and raised in Smithville, TN where he discovered his love for music and the arts. He was called into the ministry directly out of high school and attended Gadsen Masters Commission. He has been involved in youth and worship ministry for over 15 years.
Lindsey and Josh were married February 29th, 2020 and are parents to two spoiled fur babies, Bentley and Elvira. Together, they lead Crave Student Ministries and are so excited to see what the Lord has planned for the students of SFA and the community. They believe that through intentional discipleship, Spirit filled worship, and time spent in the Lords presence that students can take hold of the truth that God is good, He is faithful, and we are His sons and daughters.
Sharon & Nelson Livingston
Children's Ministry Director
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Cor. 9:8)