Family Ministry Center Pastor

Born in Georgia and raised in North Carolina, Jeff Lake earned a degree in recreation administration from Arkansas Tech University. He and his wife Kim met while in college and married in 1980. Jeff earned a Masters degree in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, served as a youth minister in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and spent five years serving in Christian camp ministry. He joined the staff of First Baptist in 1990 as the preschool and children’s minister. In 2007 he became the director of the Family Ministry Center. Jeff and Kim have two adult married daughters, Amanda (Russell Young) and Elizabeth (Blane Pulliam), and three grandsons. Jeff enjoys most sports and spending time with family.