Our Pastoral Staff

Shannon Foote, Senior Pastor           

Pastor Shannon is a native of Louisiana. He and his family love our church and community almost as much as they love the Lord and each other. In 2006 he married our wonderful first lady, Mrs. Allison (Theriot) Foote, and they have two children, Jackson and Mackinley.  His approach to ministry is simple: “Honor God”. On a regular basis, our church family is reminded to make those two words the focus of our lives. 
God allowed him to grow up in a pastor’s home; in fact, he was preceded in the pastorate of our church by his father, Craig Foote. He graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in 2007, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Assistant Pastoral Theology.  He is a product of Grace Baptist Church and School, having graduated from Grace Baptist Academy in 2003. Pastor Shannon has been working with teenagers most of his adult life, both in college and in his previous position as Youth Pastor at Oakwood Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, GA.  He became an assistant pastor at Grace in 2010, and he accepted the call to become Senior Pastor in 2014.  In the years that he has led our church we have seen our attendance record raised numerous times, thousands have trusted the Lord as Saviour, and hundreds of believers have been baptized and joined in fellowship with the church family.  
 

 

                                  Jonathan Lakie, Associate Pastor
Bro. Jonathan Lakie graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Theology and in 2005 with a Masters of Education.  He grew up at First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN under Pastor Jack Hyles.  He began working at Grace in 2005 as assistant pastor, and then the next year he took on the added responsibility of Grace Baptist Academy Administrator. Bro. Lakie married Emily (Foote) Lakie in 2004; they have three children, David, Trenton, and Adalynn Lakie.
 
Bro. Jon is a servant!  He loves the Lord, His people, and His work with all of his heart.  He works tirelessly day in and day out to invest in people and have a godly influence on them. You and your family would greatly benefit from his godly influence. He oversees several ministries here at Grace. His work in our youth department has allowed him to see many young people mature in their faith and go on into adulthood with a foundation firmly established on the Bible.

Administrative Staff:

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Mrs. Melissa Cherry

Secretary to the Pastor
Church & School Office Administrator
Serving since 2011
 

 

 
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Mrs. Lydia Holley

Director of Music Education
Pre-Elementary Coordinator
Serving since 1997
 

 

 

Bro. Robert Holley

Director of Children’s Ministries
Serving since 1999