Our Pastor, Stephen Rector, has been with us at Lawing’s
Our Pastor, Stephen Rector, has been with us at Lawing’s Chapel since July, 2011. Stephen is from Statesville, NC and graduated from North Iredell high School. He and his wife Mandy have been married since November 2, 1996. They have two sons Noah and Elijah.. Stephen graduated from Wingate University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies, he has a Diploma in Church Music, and is currently completing his Masters of Arts in Christian Counseling. Besides preaching the Word of God, Stephen loves to sing, plays the piano and enjoys watching his two sons play ball.
It is Stephen’s prayer that the people of God that meet at Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church would “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16 His favorite Bible verse is: 11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a]and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13
Our Associate Pastor, Matthew Tape joined the Lawing’s Chapel family
Our Associate Pastor, Matthew Tape joined the Lawing’s Chapel family in the summer of 2016. The Lord brought Matthew and his wife Lauren together in marriage in 2014 and it is their heart’s desire to know Christ above all else (Philippians 3:10). Matthew received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Marketing from Florida Atlantic University in 2002 and his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2016. Prior to being called to Lawing’s Chapel, Matthew served as Outreach Director at a faith-based non-profit that cares for and ministers to the poor and homeless.
Erlene Geddes, is the pianist at Lawings Chapel Baptist. Her
Erlene Geddes, is the pianist at Lawings Chapel Baptist. Her home town is Ware Shoals, NC where she graduated from Ware Shoals High School. She attended Cecil’s Business College and received an Associates Degree in Business Administration. She is now retired. Her birthday is August 23rd. She has been married to her husband David since April 8, 1966. She has five children; Melissa Soucheck, Michelle Beasley, Melonis Geddes, Meggen Geddes, and Mary Anacleto. She enjoys sewing, crocheting, knitting, tennis, and riding horses. Her prayer for Lawings Chapel is that we will be one body as we are obedient to God’s leading. Her favorite Bible verse is: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13.
Our Director of the Children and Youth Ministry and the
Children and Youth/ Music
Our Director of the Children and Youth Ministry and the Minister of Music, Misti Richardson, has been with us at Lawing’s Chapel since January 2014. Her birthday is April 18th. She and her husband, John, were married June 18, 2005 and were blessed with their son, Daniel, December 2, 2008. Misti graduated from High Point University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education Teacher Certification, and continued at HPU to earn her Masters Decree in Sports Studies. She is the PE Teacher at Tuttle Elementary School. In 2007, Misti was called to a youth ministry position and found her passion for leading children and teens to a deeper relationship with Christ. In her spare time Misti enjoys running, unicycling, juggling, softball, shopping, camping, and coed sports. It is Misti’s prayer that God will use her to prepare the members of Lawing’s Chapel with an attitude of worship each Sunday, lead children and youth in a path to build a closer relationship with Christ, and be a support to the Pastor and members of Lawing’s Chapel. Her favorite Bible verse is: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28.