Welcome to

First Baptist Church of Lakeland

Welcome to

First Baptist Church of Lakeland

Sunday School | 9:30am

Adult, Men’s, Ladies, Children and Pre-K

Worship Times

4500 Canada Rd. Lakeland, TN

Sunday Morning Worship | 10:45am

Traditional praise/worship followed by a life giving message from God’s Word.

Children’s Church | 10:45am

Child care is provided during the Sunday Worship Times for children of 5 years and younger.  Children’s church for grades 1-4.

Sunday Evening Worship | 6:00pm

Wednesday Fellowship Dinner | 5:45pm

Wednesday Prayer Service | 6:30pm

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In His Word

19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Revelation 1:19-20

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About Us

Lakeland First Baptist  seeks to glorify God by encouraging all people into a relationship with Jesus Christ, discipling them in spiritual growth, and equipping them to make disciples of the nations.

Church Convenant

Having been led by the Holy Spirit of God to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and having been baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we prayerfully and sincerely make this covenant with one another and with our Lord.
By His grace we agree to walk together in Christian love, to sustain the worship ordinances, discipline, and articles of Faith of His Church; and to cheerfully and proportionately contribute to the support of its ministry and the spread of the Gospel to both our community and to all nations.As we abide in the Holy Spirit, we seek to live out the truth set forth in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ; to encourage personal and family spiritual growth, always acknowledging His presence in all we undertake to do; and to avoid all things that are harmful to the body, mind or personal example, in an effort to promote God’s will on earth as it is in heaven.We will devote ourselves individually and collectively through the Church, to the proclamation of the redemptive work of God in Christ Jesus, to the ministry of human needs, both spiritual and physical, and to the fellowship of our brothers and sisters in Christ, accepting one another, sharing with one another, and loving one another, as the family of God.We will always seek ways to express this fellowship to other human beings who may differ from us in race, language, culture or creed.In all things, we will work to teach the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is the Head of the Church, as we are His body, the bride of Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.

Our Staff

Dr. Kirk Kilpatrick


Dr. Kilpatrick began his Masters of Divinity in January of 1987; and, upon graduation in May of 1990, continued into the Ph. D. program. During the years of his study in the doctoral program at MABTS, he served as a Teaching Fellow under Dr. T. V. Farris in Old Testament and Hebrew (Biblical Hebrew, summer, 1992); and also under Dr. James Powell in New Testament and Greek. From 1994-1995, Dr. Kilpatrick served as an Adjunct instructor at MABTS for Biblical Hebrew, Job, and Psalms.

Mike McCrory

Administrator | Music Director

Mike has been a member of Lakeland for many years and served in various capacities. He currently serves as Church Administrator and Music Director at Lakeland responsible for the church's day-to-day operations, budget, and administrative functions. Mike works closely with our seniors and is active on Worship and Missions Ministry Teams.

Sandra Jones


Sandra joined Lakeland in 2010 having served as church pianist in the Memphis community for many years. Sandra has a heart for music and is passionate about music that is both worshipful and centered on the truth of God's Word, His character, and His Son - Jesus Christ!

Chrystal Deeken

Financial Secretary

Chrystal serves as Lakeland's financial secretary and has been on staff since April 2011. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the church office, bookkeeping and accounting, and as administrative support for all staff and ministry areas.

George Miller

Associate Pastor/Youth Director

Bro. George Miller was saved on February 26, 1989, and answered the call to preach in the late 1990’s. In 1996 he and his wife Denise served as house parents for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s home Boy’s Ranch on three occasions for a total of 9 years. He graduated from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary with his Associates of Divinity Degree in December 2002, and was licensed and ordained in 2002. He has served as pastor in three Southern Baptist churches in the great state of Tennessee with a total of 24.5 years in fulltime Christian ministry. He is also a Chalk Talk artist.

Denise Miller

Director of Children's Ministry

Denise Miller graduated from Golden State School of Theology, in 2004, with an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies. She has worked in the banking field for many years prior to becoming a Pastor's wife. Denise served in the children's department at three different churches; which included starting new ministries for children of all ages. She loves to see children thrive as they learn about the Lord and is dedicated to helping children learn about God and to serve Him. Denise loves missions and planning mission trips, which she has done since 2012. She has previously ministered to children and youth at the TN Baptist Children's Homes for over 9 years along with her husband, serving as houseparents. Denise has been married to our Associate Pastor, Bro. George Miller for 38 years. Denise Miller "For we are labourers together with God:..." (1 Cor 3:9 KJV)

Bethany Jones


Bethany came on staff in 2021. We are so blessed to have her with us!

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