Our Pastors

 

Founding Pastor & First Lady

Dr. Gilbert D. Perez & Trudie M. Perez
 
Formerly a prominent businessman in the San Antonio community, Dr. Gilbert D. Perez heeded the call of the Lord on his life and held his first service as the Pastor of Temple of Praise Church in December of 1975. His willingness to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and his background in business have helped Temple of Praise Ministries flourish as a viable part of our community. His compassionate spirit and joyfulness make him a much sought after speaker at numerous crusades and conventions in the United States as well as internationally. With his PhD. in Family Counseling and Psychology he has also held numerous Marriage and Financial Seminars over the years. For over a quarter of a century, Pastor Perez has preached the gospel to thousands and equipped the congregation of Temple of Praise to further the kingdom of God here on earth.
 
Since the humble beginnings of Temple of Praise in 1975, Mrs. Perez has ministered alongside her husband, Pastor Perez. Her previous experience in the corporate world in management and finances has made her a strong helpmate to her husband and has given her a special place in the hearts of the Temple of Praise congregation. She has sung professionally for over 25 years and has recorded numerous songs. She gathered church musicians and singers from among the congregation and formed our worship and praise group known as the Temple-Heirs. She has sung at National and International crusades as well.
 
Senior Pastor & First Lady
Darryl Crain & Christine Crain
 

Our History

God called this ministry into existence, on the first Sunday, in December of 1974 when Temple of Praise held its inaugural service. One year later, the Lord directed Dr. Perez to pioneer a work on an old country road. He moved from a beautiful suburban home to an old abandoned farmhouse, an equally dilapidated two bedroom house and a leaning barn, and horse stables. The old farmhouse became his family’s home for six and a half years. The two bedrooms became the first sanctuary. It was then Dr. Perez knew God had begun this ministry, not man. A new boldness and courage flowed through him – there was nothing to fear – God was in control. JESUS IS…