Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Lizella Baptist Church is to preach Jesus and reach people for His Kingdom. 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.

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.

IMG_0206 (4)Dr. Shannon R. Back, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Shannon has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at LBC since 2007. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two girls, Blair (shown here), and Madison, who is married and lives in north Georgia.


IMG_0160 (4)Rev. Chris Minton, Senior Adult Pastor

Brother Chris’ main responsibility is ministering to the Senior Adults, but he is also an excellent preacher and a gifted encourager.  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. 


IMG_0179 (4)Rev. Jeremy Luman, Worship Pastor

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, Youth Pastor

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.

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.