Welcome to our staff page!


Mike Curry

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Pastor Mike accepted God's calling to lead Lake Athens Baptist Church in October 2012. Under his leadership the LABC has experienced growth and a renewed calling to be "the lighthouse to the community". Pastor Mike is a native of Texas born in Jacksonville and raised in Lufkin. He is a graduate of Southwestern Theological Seminary, Louisiana Baptist University, and Southwest Bible College. He has served as the pastor of churches in Wells, Marshall, Lufkin, and Bryan over his 35 years of ministry. Pastor Curry is the founding pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Lufkin and  Christ's Way Baptist Church in Bryan where he served over 12 years before coming to LABC. Pastor Mike has been married to his beautiful bride Pam for 44 years. They have two daughters who are married and 4 grand children living here and two living in heaven. Pastor Mike loves to serve the people of LABC. Be sure to say hello to Pastor Mike and Pam after the services.

Student Pastor

Chris (C.A.) Middleton

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We are Pleased to welcome Chris Middleton as our new youth pastor! Chris said he wants his family to get involved with the yout where they are to connect with them.

If you have any questions about the student ministry feel free to e-mail or call.

Children's Director

Amber Ward

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Amber Ward has been a member of Lake Athens Baptist for several years and has volunteered in many areas. In October 2015 she accepted the position of Children's Director. God has blessed us with many children and with Amber's love and care for them we pray our church will meet your family's needs. If you would like to volunteer in the Children's Ministry there is a place for you. We do several things throughout the year in the Children's Ministry including our VBS and a large Fall Festival.