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Inman Houston, Senior Pastor and Interim Student Ministry Director

Inman was called to Lawrenceville First Baptist as Senior Pastor on January 13, 2008, and he began his ministry with the church on March 1, 2008. A DeKalb County native, Inman has served churches in Georgia and Louisiana, most recently serving as the Associate Pastor of Global Impact at First Baptist New Orleans. Inman earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Tech, and he holds both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). He is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. student at NOBTS.

Inman is married to April. April is a registered nurse, and she has worked in hospitals in Georgia and Louisiana. She also served as the Congregational Health Nurse at First Baptist New Orleans. Inman and April have three sons, Jacob, Logan and Micah, and one daughter, Grace. Inman and April are also foster parents and often have an extra child or two in their family.

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Radu Coliba, Associate Pastor/Director of Ministry Operations and Finance

Radu was called to Lawrenceville First Baptist as Director of Ministry Operations and Finance on January 2012, and began his ministry with the church on March 5, 2012. Radu is originally from Moldova (Europe). In 2003, Radu and his family decided to move to the U.S. They have been residing in Georgia since they settled in the U.S. Radu earned an Associate Degree in Accounting and Bachelor Degree of Science in Management. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.

Radu is married to Irina Coliba. Radu and Irina have two sons, Christian and Claudiu, and two daughters, Crina and Miriam Gloria.

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Mark Burnett, Associate Pastor/Director of Worship and Music Ministries

Mark and his wife, Cari, moved to Lawrenceville in August 2017. Mark is a graduate of Southwestern Seminary. He has served church in Texas and Oklahoma. Mark and Cari have one daughter, Calloway. Cari is a public school teacher.

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Dannie Reed, Director of Senior Adult Ministries

Dannie was called to Lawrenceville First Baptist as Adult Ministry Director in April 2013. Dannie has served several churches as a part-time and volunteer staff member, including Annistown Road Baptist and Mountain Park First Baptist. He retired in 2007 after a long career serving the DeKalb County and Gwinnett County School Systems. Dannie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Clayton State College.

Dannie is married to Janet. Dannie and Janet have two children, Kim and Marc, and four grandchildren.

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Wendy Head, Interim Children's Ministry Director

Wendy and her husband, Steve, joined Lawrenceville First Baptist in 2010. Wendy and Steve have two daughters, Lauren and Anna, who both attend Brookwood High School.

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Amanda Varner, Preschool Ministry Director

Amanda, and her husband Kyle, joined Lawrenceville First Baptist in 2010. They, and their 3 children, live in Dacula. Amanda was a twelve year employee of Gwinnett County Public Schools as a music educator prior to taking the position at Lawrenceville First Baptist Church. She and Kyle both hold Bachelors of Music degrees from Georgia College and State University. She now homeschools Graham (5) in Kindergarten, Eden (3) attends the church preschool, and Piper (0) sits around looking cute.

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Support Staff

Jackie Dickens, Weekday Preschool Director Email Jackie

Piper Carmichael, Financial Assistant Email Piper

Elizabeth Hearn, Publications Email Elizabeth

Terry Sochacki, Ministry Assistant/Calendar Email Terry

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