I grew up in the hills of Southern Indiana, surrendered my life to Christ at age 17, and am a product of Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. I started preaching in 1979 at the Salisbury Christian Church, then came to ACC in 1984. I met my wife, Sarah, at LCC, and we have two sons and seven grandchildren. My hobbies include most anything outdoors, traveling with my wife, playing with my grandchildren, reading, and endurance training. My passion is explaining the Gospel and extending the same grace that I have discovered in Jesus Christ, my Savior, Master and Friend!
Shane Baker grew up in small town Illinois. His first love is Jesus! He also loves his beautiful wife Lorna and their two kids, one in High School and one at the Jr. High School. Shane helps with the Worship Ministry, IT, making videos, and wherever else needed. He likes being used wherever he can help the church. Outside of church he enjoys hunting and fishing with his family and friends.
I grew up right here in Athens, and Athens Christian Church has been my home church since birth. I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior and was baptized in 1991. I met my husband, Shane, while attending Lincoln Christian College; we were married in 2002 and have a high school and jr. high student. For fun, I love spending time with family and friends outdoors, and in the summer, I love being in the pool! I am a teacher at heart and love getting to combine my passion for teaching with teaching about the Lord Jesus! I love getting to see the childlike faith that I can learn from while teaching kids and equipping parents with fun ways to make Jesus a part of their home lives!
I am fortunate to have grown up knowing the members of Athens Christian Church as my church family! Attending ACC has brought many exciting opportunities over the years. I was baptized at the Main Street location, served in the Worship, Youth, and Children’s Ministries, worked at the After School Program, and even met my husband here! Being involved in the church led me to attend Lincoln Christian University where I graduated in 2012. Since then, God has used my time as a wife to Michael, mother to Evelyn, and employee in a leadership role to prepare my heart for full-time service to Him. I am thankful God has led me to this position where I can continue to worship, connect and serve alongside my ACC family.