Pastor Bryan Kaffenbarger grew up in a Christian home in Urbana, Ohio. At a young age, he recognized his need for forgiveness of his sins and placed his faith in Christ. He dedicated his life to full-time Christian service at a revival service when he was sixteen. One week later at a youth rally, he responded to God's call to be a preacher of the gospel. He enrolled at Crown College where he received his bachelor's degree and a one-year Masters degree.
After graduation, Pastor Bryan moved to Texas, where he became the Dean of Students for Crown Southwest Norris Seminary. While ministering at various churches in north Texas, he met and began dating Anneliese Hymer, and they were married in 2014. In May 2016, God blessed the Kaffenbargers with a baby boy, Benjamin. The Kaffenbargers were blessed with their second child, Eliana, in June 2018.
In July 2016, Regency hired Bryan to serve as an assistant pastor. He was licensed to preach in March 2017 and was ordained to the gospel ministry on June 16, 2018. In July 2018, the church voted to make him our senior pastor.
The Kaffenbargers live in Arlington.
Pastor Lionel Grenade is originally from the island of Mauritius, which is located off the east coast of Africa. He grew up in a pastor's home and has been under the preaching of God's Word all his life. He understood his need of salvation at a young age and put his faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ for his salvation. When he was a teenager, he felt the call of God on his life while reading Romans 10:13-15 and surrendered to giving his life for Christ's service.
Pastor Lionel went to Crown College to train for the ministry, and while attending there he met and began dating Grace Collins. They were married two years later at the church where Lionel was interning in Roanoke, Virginia. After graduating from Bible college, the Grenades lived in Knoxville, Tennessee and served in the youth and children's ministries at New Testament Baptist Church. Pastor Lionel was ordained to the ministry there on November 4, 2018.
In late 2018, Pastor Lionel was called to be an assistant pastor at Regency, and he and his family left Tennessee for Texas and began serving here in January 2019. The Grenades are primarily focused on leading our teen and children's ministries at Regency but also serve with songleading, nursery, and other areas at the church.
Lionel and Grace have a daughter, Evangeline, and they live in Arlington.
Dr. Bob Wallace
Pastor Bob Wallace grew up in a Christian home in southern New Jersey. At 19 years old, he went forward at a evangelistic crusade to trust Christ as his Savior. After attending a local college to begin training to become a teacher, he felt God's call on his life to become a preacher and enrolled at Bob Jones University, where he received both his bachelors degree and Masters of Divinity.
In 1964, he married Betty Richardson and moved to the Chicago suburbs to become the youth pastor at the Oak Forest Baptist Temple. Many of the teens who sat under the ministry of "Pastor Bob" have gone on to become pastors, missionaries, and serve in other full-time Christian ministries. After serving ten years as youth pastor, God directed Pastor Wallace to relocate his family to Dallas, Texas where he would become pastor of the Galilean Baptist Church. He spent over twenty years at Galilean and was instrumental in overseeing the church's move from Oak Cliff to the Dallas suburb of Cedar Hill.
In June 1997, God brought Pastor and Betty Wallace to Regency Baptist Church. During the years they have been here, many souls have been saved, families have been reached, and believers have been strengthened in the faith. In May 2012, Pastor Wallace was honored by Crown College with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree for faithful Christian service.
In June 2018, after 54 years of faithful service, Pastor Wallace retired from full-time ministry. He continues to serve at Regency as the Lord gives him strength to do so.
The Wallaces live in Arlington and have three daughters, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.