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Darrin L. Theus

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Pastor Theus attended West Sr. High School in Denmark, Tn. and later attended  South Side High School in Jackson, Tn. graduating in 1987. He is a graduate of The Oral Roberts University majoring in theology studies, a graduate of Biblical Studies of Christian Bible Institute, received his Certificate of Pastorial Counselor from St. Gregory School of Theology, received his  certificate of completion from Master Management Online Schools for Church Management, completed Theology degree training from Oral Roberts University, received his Honorary Doctrine from MC Academy & Theology School, certificate of completion from the Tennessee Board of Regents Air Conditioning and Refrigeration from Tennessee Technology School, certificate of completeion from Phase one EPA Renovation and Remodeling for Contractors and a certificate of completion for financial teaching and management from Financial Peace University. Pastor Theus is also a member of The National Association of Christian Ministers, American Association of Pastorial Counselors, The Jackson Madison County Chamber of Commerce, The Jackson Madison County Branch of the NAACP, The Jackson Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce and The Coilition of African American Pastors.

 Elder Theus, under the direction of Bishop Albert Ervin Jr. became a licensed and ordained Minister on July 30, 2000. After serving in the position of Minister for approximately 4 years, Pastor Theus was installed as a licensed and ordained Elder on August 8, 2004. Our founder Bishop Albert Ervin Jr. in May of 2010 felt the call of God to set the church in order for our future. The Bishop announced that should any circumstances arise that shall call for him to go home and live with the Lord that Elder Darrin Theus would receive the torch to become Gospel Temple's next Overseer and Pastor. As God would have it, on June 28, 2010 he called the Bishop home to eternal rest. After the sudden death of the Bishop, Elder Theus was officially installed as only the second Pastor of Gospel Temple Holiness Church on August 1, 2010. Pastor Theus continues to serve strong and faithful as the leader of the congregation by receiving his Doctrine and the community by receiving an award for one of the Most Outstanding Pastors of West Tennessee.

Pastor Theus and his wife, First Lady Theus were married on March 15, 1997. They have six wonderful children all of who also serve faithfully in the church.  The Theus family consist of three boys; Danny, Breland, Zachary and three girls; Erica, Jasmyne, and Mariah. They also have three very beautiful grandchildren, Kyah, Serenity and Madison.

First Lady

Lula Theus

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First Lady Theus attended JCM in the Jackson Madison County School System. She has earned a degree in Nursing and have over 20 years of Nursing experience. She also has earned her Bachelors and Masters Degree from Bethel University. She earned a certificate in Conflict Resoultion in 2016 and has also earned her 2019 Certificate of Temperament Counseling from the National Christian Counseling Association. First Lady Theus is a Distributor for Mary Kay Cosmetics and she has a seat on the Advisory Board for the Superintendent of The Jackson Madison County School System. First Lady Theus is a member of The National Association of Professional Women, the NAACP, Teachers Education Association, and the National Christian Counelors Association. She is currently seeking to further her career by pursuing a Doctrine Degree in Christian Counseling from the National Christian Counseling Association. First Lady is the founder and CEO of Grace Ministry, a not for profit incorporated ministry that is designed to help women to become the woman that God has called for her to be. You may find more information about Grace Ministry in the ministries sectioon of this webpage. First Lady's deepest desires are reflected on the love of God, her family, and the need to help people to develop a closer and more intimate relationship with God. 

Ministerial Staff

Pastor Darrin Theus

Elder Allen Granberry

Elder Danny Evans

Elder LaDale Watford

Elder Maurice Brown

Elder Carl Higgins

Minister Alvin Bond



"How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things" ~Romans 10:14-15 


Youth Minister

Danny Evans

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 Minister Danny Evans attended JCM High School in Jackson ,TN, graduating in 2003. He is currently finishing up his undergarad at Bethel Universty in Organizational Leadership. Minister Evans joined Gospel Temple Holiness Church in 1999 along with his parents currently Pastor Darrin L. Theus and First Lady Lula Theus and his siblings . He accepted his calling in 2006 into the Gospel Shout Outreach Ministry; where he has been working and steadily building the Youth Department. He is accompanied with his lovely wife Abigail Evans and his two daughters: Sharia and Serenity.

Deacon Staff

Bro. Arthur Skinner  

Bro. Edward Guyton

Bro. Javonte Anderson

Bro. Keitron Gregory

Bro. Elvis Phelps 

"If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him" ~John 12:26




Church Secretary

Angela Ervin

Sis. Angela Ervin attended JCM High School in Jackson, TN and graduated in 1984.  Sis Angela Ervion is employed at the Madison County Circuit Court as a Deputy Clerk since July 2000. She has been a member of Gospel Temple Holiness Church since 1992 and Secretary/Public Relations since 1999. She is married to Michael Ervin. She has one son, Darius Jones and two beatiful grandchildren, Gabrielle and Darius Jones Jr.

Her favorite scripture is Psalm 37:4 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart"  

Receptionist and Annoucement Clerk

Jennifer Brown

Sis. Jennifer Brown attended Humboldt High School in Humboldt TN. In graduating in 1989, she received her associates degree in Applied Science from Jackson State Community College in 1997. She is currently employed at JMCGH in the Health Information Management Department. Sis. Brown has been a member of Gospel Temple since 1980. She is married to Minister Maurice Brown and is a proud mother of four children: Sequella ( Darius) Jones, Javonte (Kayla) Anderson, Brianna Anderson and Angel Owens. She is also the proud grandmother of two grandchildren: Gabrielle and Darius  Jones, JR.

Her favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6

Computer Support Specialist

Alvin Bond

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Bro. Alvin Bond

Bro. Alvin Bond attended South Side High School in Jackson, TN, graduating in 2003. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Jackson State Community College in Computer Information Systems in 2006. He also received his Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from the University of Memphis in Information Technology in 2008. He has his CompTIA A+ certification in PC hardware and software. He is currently employed by West Tennessee Healthcare as a Computer Support Specialist since October2006.

Bro. Alvin Bond has been a member of Gospel Temple Holiness Church since 1996. He is a Deacon, as well as on the Board of Directors. He is also an active member of the male chorus, choir (Committed), Alpha and Delta Phi Omega Outreach Ministry Inc., and sound techs. He has been the Computer Support Specialist for Gospel Temple since 2006. He is the proud son of Sis. Nellie Guyton along with four brothers and one sister that supports him.

His favorite scripture is "And we know thatall things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28.

Environmental Services

Bro. Danny Evans

Bro. Alvin Bond

Sis. Cassandra Skinner

Sis. Selena Lane



Grounds Keeping

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Bro. Michael Ervin

Bro. Allen Granberry




Maintenance Techs

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Bro. Edward Guyton

Bro. Allen Granberry

Visual Media and Sound Techs

Bro. Alvin Bond

Bro. Danny Evans

Bro. Darius Jones

Bro. Javonte Anderson









  June 2021  
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