Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Lizella Baptist Church is to love Jesus and be friendly to all. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to make true disciples throughout all the nations in order to magnify His Name. We operate with 9 core values in mind: Evangelism, Fellowship, Stewardship, Biblical Preaching, Missions, Unity, Encouragement, Transformation, and Excellence…and in all that, we like to have fun & celebrate the blessings God has bestowed on us.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Staffing Update:

The Personnel Committee is pleased to announce the nomination of Rev. Rick Parsons as our Associate Pastor of Administration and Missions.  He and his wife Lynn are already members of LBC.

Please take advantage of the following opportunities to meet Rick and learn

more about him. Dec. 9 – Bio sheets available Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 – Drop by Meet & Greet in the Fellowship Hall before Sunday School (approx 9:15-10:00) Dec. 12 – Speaking during service along with a Q&A session

Dec. 16 – Testimony during each morning service.  There will be a called conference after each service to formally recommend Rick and vote.

IMG_0160 (4)Rev. Chris Minton, Senior Pastor

A fun-loving mentor to all generations, Bro. Chris has been a blessing since returning to LBC, his home church! He & Tammy have one daughter, Annie, and a son-in-love, Alec. As Senior Pastor, Rev. Minton has brought a fun-loving spirit of service and ministry back to LBC.  

IMG_0179 (4)Rev. Jeremy Luman, Worship Ministry

Meet Bro. Jeremy. He’s the proud father of three kids, and the beloved husband of one wife. They live a happy, suburban life in Macon, and have a cat. Scintillating, right? When not camped out at Chick-Fil-A enjoying free childcare, you can find them at home, enjoying a nice quiet evening with the kids (yeah, right!).

IMG_0167 (4)Bro. Chad Tainter, StudentLife Ministry

Bro. Chad has been with us his whole life! Serving as Youth Pastor since 2012, Bro. Chad has brought a steadiness to our student ministry that serves to exemplify the faithfulness of God. He and Stephanie, also from LBC, have been married since 2014, now with a daughter, Emerson.

Bro. Tony Elder, KidsLife Ministry

Bro. Tony has recently accepted an interim position as our part-time children’s minister for KidsLife Ministry.  He and his wife, Stephanie, have two littles of their own, Blayke and Foster, and they are both adorable!  Tony teaches at Academy for Classical Education and works with both gifted & special needs students.

IMG_0153 (3)Mrs. Jen Sandefur, Office Manager

Jen takes care of bookkeeping, records, and manages other technical responsibilities for the church, including promotions & communications. She & Casey have 4 children, Rachel, Natalie, Ian
and Isaiah.

Mrs. Lisa hinson, Church secretary

Mrs. Lisa has been a member and longtime volunteer and recently added her professional demeanor and cheer to the office staff as our church secretary. She and Neal have two grown boys, Colby & Chase, a lovely daughter-in-law, Melissa, and two grandsons, Brady & Noah.

Mrs. Sharon Pirkle, Preschool Director

Mrs. Sharon has been with LBC for over 20 years, helping disciple generations of children into adult service in the church. She currently manages our Mother’s Morning Out and Weekday Preschool, as well as administering our Sunday and Wednesday preschool ministries. She and Johnny have 3 children, Greg, who is married to Becky, Bethany, and Reed.

Mrs. Sheila Gaines, R.N./B.S.N. HOpe Ministry Director

IMG_0216 (3)Sheila has brought her knowledge and expertise in the healthcare field to service at LBC through the HOPE Ministry. Originally ministering to cancer patients & families, HOPE ministry now encourages all of God’s people to promote good health through wise choices. Sheila also volunteers as a Senior Adult Liaison. She & Ron have grown children living outside the home.

What we believe:

Please download our full doctrinal statement.