Dr. Kirk Kilpatrick, Pastor

Dr. Kilpatrick began his Masters of Divinity in January of 1987; and, upon graduation in May of 1990, continued into the Ph. D. program (1991-1995).  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.  Dr. Kilpatrick was given Faculty Status during the summer of 1995 and began teaching in the fall semester along with his administrative duties as the Director of Development and Communications.

Mike McCrory, Church 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.

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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.

She and her husband Rob have three children.

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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.



4500 Canada Rd.

Lakeland, TN 38002

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