Our Staff


Greg Chisholm, Senior Pastor
July 2015 marked my 10th year at Temple Baptist. As I look back over the 10 years, it is evident that God’s presence has been consistently with us. He has fulfilled His promises to give us rest from our enemies, to convict and transform us of sin, to equip us to do His Kingdom work, to transform us more into the image of Jesus Christ, to bring the nations to us and us to the nations, to give us a love for our neighbors and a love for our enemies, and to manifest His presence among us for His glory.
   Over the last few years, I have witnessed a noticeable increase in God’s manifested presence with us. This has resulted in personal and corporate holiness, an increase in spiritual growth and an increase in the manifestation of His gifts being active at our gatherings and in our people’s home, work and social places. His healing presence is among us.
   I was not raised to be a follower of Jesus. Yet, God though His mercy revealed Himself to me during my sophomore year at college. I became a follower of Jesus Christ in December 1982. He made Himself known to me. He offered me eternal life through Jesus if I put my faith in Him. Right then, I made a commitment to follow Him every day of my life. Each day since, He has led me.
   I married to Wendy (July, 1987), and we have one daughter. We do a lot together as a family. For stress relief and exercise, I enjoy riding my bike throughout the streets of San Francisco, Marin, and the South Peninsula.
   If you are looking for a place where the Supreme Being of the universe is making Himself known, I invite you to come and visit us.
Zach Thwaits, Associate Pastor
I can’t believe it has been over 11 years since I first experienced God calling me to minister in San Francisco.  It is such a blessing and a lot of fun to be a part of what God is doing here at Temple Baptist Church.  My heart is to experience and for others to experience God’s relentless love.  God is so kind, gentle, transformative, and good.  I would love for you to come experience what God is doing at Temple Baptist Church.
Some other quick things about me- I love to spend time with my family.  I have been married to my amazing wife Meghan since 2009 and have two wonderful daughters named Riyah (5 years old) and Shalom (1 year old).  We love San Francisco and are so thankful to be here.  We believe there is no better place for us to raise our children than in San Francisco and at Temple Baptist Church.
I also enjoy biking, awesome coffee, reading, traveling, and connecting with people over food.  I am a partial owner of the Green Bay Packers and recently began my doctoral studies at United Theological Seminary.
Dima Litvinenko, Worship Minister
Hello! My name is Dima, I am the Worship Minister at TBC. I never thought after moving to the USA that I would serve in a great church – Temple Baptist Church! This is a great blessing and an honor for me to be a part of the church and serve the people in this church!
I was born and raised in Ukraine. I accepted Jesus Christ when I was 10 years old and by age 12 I became a music director in a small worship group. I studied at the Music College as a guitar-teacher and then at the Music Academy as a Symphonic conductor.
I married my beautiful wife Julia on August 12th, 2007. On June 24th, 2013, God blessed us with a beautiful baby girl, Emilia, and on December 7th, 2016, God blessed us with another beautiful baby girl, Michelle.
I like to get up early to drink my coffee and spend time with God. I also love to spend time with my wife and daughters, go to the ocean beach, read books, connect with people, travel and just play the piano and guitar.
If you are looking for a church where you can realize your abilities and talents for God, we are open and welcome you to our friendly family – Temple Baptist Church!”