Pastor John Baker

Pastor John is a ….

  • Husband
  • Father
  • Grandfather
  • Pastor
  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Homeschooler
  • Gardener
  • Web Hack
  • Retired USMCR Major

Ministry Contexts:

Shively Baptist Church, Louisville, KY (SBC) – 2012-Present ShivelyBC-logo-color 

  • Pastor of Education & Discipleship
  • Coordinator – Louisville Local Ministers of Education  Network
  • Chemistry Teacher – Beth Haven Christian School



FBC-Old-Photo-webbedFirst Baptist Church, Holley, NY (NAB)2007-2012 – Senior Pastor

  • Senior Pastor and Lead Elder
  • Chairman of the North American Baptist Convention Eastern Association’s Home Missions Committee.




FaithBibCounsel_4P_250_127Annual Biblical Counseling Training Conference – 1999-Present – Faith Church, Lafayette, IN

I have been blessed to sit under the teaching and ministry of some of the finest Biblical Counseling practitioners and teachers, including:

    • Jay Adams
    • Paul Tripp
    • Stuart Scott
    • Steve Viars
    • James MacDonald
    • and many others


Place_HolderVictory Baptist Church, Albion, NY (ESFRBC) – 1998-2006

Between March 1998 and December 2006 I had the privilege of serving as a lay leader in the ministries of Victory Baptist Church of Albion, NY.Ministries included: Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Adult and College & Career Sunday School Teacher, Community Outreach Lead, and various music ministries (choir, trombone, etc.)VBC has a special place in our hearts. The fellowship was started by my parents and another couple after their move from Hilton to Albion in 1986. It was also while ministering at VBC that I felt called to lay down my resistance and allow my name to be considered for vocational ministry opportunities.

VBC is an independent church, affiliated with the Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches.



Pine Terrace Baptist Church, Milton, FL (SBC) – 1987-1988 & 1994-1998

  • 87-88 – Teaching and leading the high school ages for Sunday School and Discipleship Training.
  • 94-98 – Deacon, Adult and College & Career Sunday School Teacher, Discipleship Training Leader (all ages), and a multitude of various other ministry participation.
  • Completed my M.Div in Christian Education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.



GBC BrockportGrace Baptist Church, Brockport, NY (GARBC) – 1971-1982

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