Senior Pastor

Tyler Thomas

Pastor Tyler Thomas is the Senior Pastor at Faith Temple.

He was born and raised in Prattville, AL. He doesn’t come from a preacher’s family and doesn’t have a multigenerational heritage in the Apostolic faith. His mother was a “bus kid” in Pensacola, FL and his father didn’t become a believer until his later teens. When Pastor Thomas was in his teenage years, he began to feel God speak to him about a desire to use his life. He attended Jackson College of Ministries, and then Gateway College of Evangelism. Immediately after college, he married Vanessa and they moved to Fall River, MA where they served in many different ministry capacities. Before his departure, he served as Assistant Pastor at Christ Temple as well as the Youth President over the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. After 15 years of serving in the North East, they began to feel the voice of God speak to them about a change in their lives. Shortly after, he became Senior Pastor in Dubuque, IA at Faith Temple. Pastor Thomas has a passion to help others establish a relationship with Jesus and to discover His purpose in their lives. His wife Vanessa and children Mikayla, Josiah, and Rylie have always served in ministry together. God has brought them to Dubuque, IA and they are blessed and excited to serve the community together.


Lynn Spicer


Bishop Lynn A. Spicer had pastored Faith Temple for over 31 years. From a home missions beginning in a rented time slot to a beautiful building on 10 acres of our own, Faith Temple has continued to be blessed of God. He has seen it grow from a handful of people to many different ministries reaching out to the city of Dubuque, including SMILE, Juniors, Youth, Missions, Music, Bus Ministry, Jail/Half-way House, Hyphen, Men's, Home Bible Studies, and Ladies.  His prayer is to always be available to each person/situation he is asked to minister in.  He loves Dubuque, IA and is excited about what God is doing!  You belong here!  Everyone needs a place of belonging more than ever.  He looks forward to seeing you!  We care!

Assistant Pastor

Rev. Mitchel Terry

Mitchel Terry was born in Pasadena, Texas. When he was 4, his family moved to Marshalltown, Iowa to plant a church. He began preaching in his local church, at rallies, nursing homes and street services at 17 years of age. He moved to Dubuque in 1996, and married Rebecca in 1998. They have 6 children and 4 grandchildren.

He became Assistant Pastor of Faith Temple in 2003. In this role, he provides assistance to the Pastor, as well as teaching and preaching. He is involved in SMILE, Saturday Outreach, driving one of the church buses, and is a worship leader.

MItchel's favorite saying is "God can do ANYTHING...even the thing that you just thought of! Jesus is the Transformer!"

S.M.I.L.E. Coordinator

Pam Spicer

Pam Spicer is the SMILE Coordinator at Faith Temple. She has had the Holy Ghost for 49 years. Pam began her ministry with teaching the nursery class in the Alton Pentecostal Church, Alton Illinois. She married Lynn Spicer and moved to Portage, Indiana, where she was involved in Sunday School for 13 years. In 1991, the Spicer family moved to Dubuque, Iowa to start a home missions work. The first week the only children in Sunday School were their three children. Pastor Spicer said, "Teach and prepare like it is a great group of children." And it grew!

We now have over 20 teachers, and a van that pick up individuals each week.


Outreach Coordinators

Bruce and Faith Hoskins


Bruce and Faith are native Dubuquers and have been at Faith Temple for 20 years. They have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Bruce and Faith love being parents and it's even better being grandparents. Their family is blessed.

Their passion is to reach into the community and help them grow in a relationship with God.

Ladies Ministry Coordinator

Rebecca Terry

Rebecca Terry was raised in Dubuque and comes from a family of 9 adopted children. She is blessed to have Mitchel as her wonderful husband, as well as 3 sons, 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

In addition to planning church events, she enjoys planning and decorating for the monthly ladies meetings.

Hostess Leader

Joan Dix

Hi, I am Joan Dix, Hostess Leader at Faith Temple. I received the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Georgia in 1967. I moved to Dubuque in 1974 from Georgia. I have 9 adopted children, 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. I love my relationship with Jesus and am fortunate to be a part of Faith Temple. It is indeed a privilege to be involved in the hostess program, teaching in SMILE, involved in music, as well as being Pastor's secretary. I love people and enjoy helping any way I can.

I would love for you to come visit us at Faith Temple so I can meet you!

Hyphen (College & Career)

Jesse and Tara Franklin

My name is Jesse Franklin and, together with my beautiful wife Tara, we lead the Hyphen Young Adults Ministry at Faith Temple. Our mission reflects the goal of the General Youth Division of the UPCI: Hyphen seeks to connect 18-30 year olds To Service…With Purpose…Through Resources…For a Mission”.

Whether it is through small group meetings, devotions or various other activities; we seek to help the young adults of Faith Temple to realize their goals in ministry. We seek to help young adults age18 (or senior in high school) thru 30 to reach their full potential and purpose in God. We want you to join us and grow with us! We meet on the second Thursday of the month. It doesn’t matter if you are single, married, have children, or are a single parent. You are welcome here.

My passion for young adults began when I attended college at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. After graduating with my Bachelor of Arts in History, I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I began teaching at Parkway Christian Academy. At Parkway Church, I found a young adults group who got together each week to meet and share the work of God. I found likeminded individuals who were seeking God’s will in their life. Four years ago, I married the love of my life Tar,a and moved to Dubuque. Together we are the Hyphen Coordinators for the state of Iowa, as well as leaders at our church.

If you have any questions pertaining to Hyphen Young Adults at Faith Temple, please feel free to contact me or Tara at 262-894- 5133. We look forward to meeting new people and growing together.



Usher Leader

Gery Ryan

Bro. Gery Ryan and his wife Connie came to Dubuque in May of 2004, moving from New Orleans, LA.
They have 4 kids and 10 grandkids. Their whole family has been very active within the church over the
past 17 years working with the Music, Kids, and Gatekeeper Ministries, to name a few. Bro Ryan has
testified that it was God that brought him and his family here to Dubuque via the US Army. Bro Ryan is a
Retired Army Veteran with 21 plus years on Active Duty and now works with the University of Dubuque
ROTC Program, Teaches Martial Arts under his Christian Academy and serves as the Gatekeepers
Ministry for Faith Temple.

Youth Pastor

Nate and Ruby Ryan

Brother Nate was born in DeRidder, Louisiana. He moved to Dubuque at 9 years of age with his parents and has attended Faith Temple ever since. 
Sister Ruby was born and raised in Dubuque and attended Faith Temple her entire life. They have been actively involved in youth ministry since 2018 and have always had a passion for the students of Dubuque and surrounding areas. 
Our goal is to mentor, teach, equip, and empower the youth of our community.

Music Ministry Coordinator

Dustin and Lindsey Ryan

Bro. Dustin was born in San Antonio, Texas. He moved to Dubuque at 13 years of age with his parents. Worship has been a deep passion of his since he received the Holy Ghost and it has played a powerful role in his walk with God. He leads one of the five worship teams organized within the music ministry. Sis Lindsey was born in Davenport, Iowa, and grew up in United Pentecostal churches. The Ryans have 3 children. They been co-coordinators of the music ministry since 2013.

The vision for the music ministry is to continue to help promote a worshipful atmosphere in our services that attracts the presence of God, and to witness to our community through music. Music is such a powerful force in our world. When we use it for God's glory (for which it was intended), God shows up in awesome ways.


Men's Ministry Coordinator

Matt Spicer

Matt Spicer has lived in Dubuque for 26 years. He has been married to Mandy for 7 years, and they have 4 wonderful children together. Matt has been in church his whole life and has been in some form of ministry since he was 12 years old.

His passion for ministry came from always wanting to help others. Matt loves the men of this church and counts it a privilege to lead them.

Missionary Coordinator

Katrina Larson

Katrina was born and raised in Hanover, IL, and received the gift of the Holy Ghost at age 8 in a
small home missions church pastored by her grandfather.
Since her late teen years, most of Katrina’s ministry experience has been in nursing home
ministries, home Bible studies, and working with children. She graduated with a bachelor’s
degree in Theology from Apostolic Bible Institute in 2020, and continues to receive missions
training through conferences led by the Robert K. Rodenbush Global Training Center.
She began attending Faith Temple with her parents at age 16, and grows more excited each
year to be a part of such a passionate church body! Her favorite thing about bringing in foreign
and home missionaries is not only getting to support them financially and partnering with them
in prayer, but also having the opportunity for the church to learn from their experiences, and
taste of the global revival that’s happening NOW!


Junior Ministry Leaders

Dustin and Lindsey Ryan

Bro. Dustin was born in San Antonio, Texas. He moved to Dubuque at 13 years of age with his parents. Worship has been a deep passion of his since he received the Holy Ghost and it has played a powerful role in his walk with God. He leads one of the five worship teams organized within the music ministry. Sis Lindsey was born in Davenport, Iowa, and grew up in United Pentecostal churches. The Ryans have 3 children.