Inman J. Houston

Senior Pastor

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). 


Inman is married to April. April is a registered nurse, and she currently works for Northside Hospital. 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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Mark Burnett

Associate Pastor/Director of Worship & Music Ministries

Mark was called to Lawrenceville First Baptist as Associate Pastor, Director of Music and Worship Ministries, in August 2017. Mark moved around a lot growing up, but landed in Arkansas, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  He also holds a Masters of Music in Church Music with an emphasis in Conducting from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is currently pursing a Doctor of Worship Studies from the Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He has served churches in Texas and Oklahoma. 


Mark is married to Cari.  Cari is a teacher in the Gwinnett County Public School system.  Mark and Cari have one daughter, Calloway.  


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Radu Coliba

Associate Pastor/Director of Ministry Operations

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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MASON WELCH

STUDENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Mason was called to Lawrenceville First in May 2018 and began his ministry with the church on June 1, 2018. Mason was born and raised in northeast Mississippi before moving to south Louisiana for seminary in 2013. He was blessed to serve in churches throughout south Louisiana working with college, middle school, and high school students. Mason holds a B.S. degree from Mississippi State University and he received his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


Mason is married to Hayley. Hayley works as a fourth grade teacher in the Gwinnett County Public School system.


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Wendy Head

Interim children's Ministry director

Wendy has served as Interim Children's Ministry Director since January 2018. She has been a member of Lawrenceville First Baptist since 2010. Previously, Wendy was a stay-at-home mom and a teacher in Gwinnett and Dekalb counties. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Furman University and her Master of Education in Reading  from the University of Georgia.


Wendy is married to Steve.  Wendy and Steve have two daughters, Lauren and Anna.


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Amanda Varner

Preschool Ministry Director

Amanda, joined Lawrenceville First Baptist in 2010.  She joined the staff as Preschool Ministry Director in July 2017 . Amanda is a Gwinnett county native, and graduate of Dacula High School.  She 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 holds a Bachelors of Music degree from Georgia College and State University.  


Amanda is married to Kyle.  Amanda and Kyle have three children, Graham, Eden, and Piper.  They are anticipating the arrival of their fourth child in December


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Dannie Reed

Adult Ministry Director

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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Jackie Dickens

Weekday Preschool Director

Jackie has been at Lawrenceville First Baptist Weekday Preschool for the past 12 years. She began working at the preschool the same time that her own children entered the program. Although her children are grown, Jackie continues to serve at the Preschool because of her great love for the preschool children. She has served in many different capacities throughout her time at the preschool. In June of 2014 she took over as the Director of Lawrenceville First Preschool. Her heart is to share God's love through her words, deeds, and actions with all of the children at the preschool. 


Mrs. Jackie and her husband, Michael, live in Lawrenceville with their two children. They are actively involved in Hyde's chapel Baptist Church in Conyers, Ga., where Michael serves as Senior Pastor. To contact Jackie, please call 770.513.4174


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Lamar Holley

Pastor Emeritus


Elizabeth Hearn

Communications Specialist

Elizabeth joined Lawrenceville First Baptist in February 2015, she started serving on staff in January 2017.  She worked as an assignment editor at WFTV in Orlando and WSB-TV in Atlanta before joining the team at Lawrenceville First Baptist.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast News from the University of Georgia.


Elizabeth is married to Patrick, who she met on a blind date.  Elizabeth and Patrick have three children, James, Charlotte, and Rebecca.


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Terry Sochacki

aDministrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Terry has been blessed to join the staff of Lawrenceville First Baptist in January 2018. Using over 25 years of serving in a variety of ministries, her passion is to serve this body of believers to reach and exceed their mission here in Lawrenceville and beyond.

 

Terry is married to Ed who is an educator with Gwinnett County Schools. Terry and Ed have three amazing children, Damara, Joseph and EJ.



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