KILLEEN, Texas — After ten years, the Killeen Texas Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had a change in leadership. On Nov. 22, 2020, Tyler Louis Martin, 38, accepted the role as stake president, a volunteer position that requires much sacrifice in time and commitment to lead, support and give spiritual counsel to area congregations.
Martin and his wife, Brookelynn, live in Copperas Cove and have six children. A licensed clinical social worker by profession, the newly called stake president who grew up in Henderson, Nevada, served in the Uruguay Montevideo Mission as a young man. For the past five years, Martin has served as a Latter-day Saint bishop.
Jordan Winston Felkner, a 34-year-old dentist from Lampasas, has been called as first counselor in the Killeen Stake presidency. The Dripping Springs native and his wife, Rachel, have four children. Felkner was a missionary in 2005 to 2007 in the Brazil Salvador South Mission.
The new second counselor in the Killeen Stake presidency is Ryan Terry Adams, of Hamilton. Adams, 45, a general surgeon, and his wife, Erika, are parents to four children. Adams, who grew up in Utah and California, was a full-time missionary in the Argentina Rosario Mission and has recently served on the high council.
The stake’s geographical boundaries include areas west of Lampasas, north past Gatesville, east past Nolanville, to South Killeen. Among the congregations, the Killeen stake has one that serves young single adults, a Spanish speaking branch and a prison branch.