Hi, I’m Terry Baker, and I’ve been serving in located church ministry for 33 years, nearly 20 years here at LifeSpring Christian Church of Akron. I grew up attending First Church of Christ in my home town of Cadiz, Ohio, where I was very active in our Youth Group, Sunday School, Choir and Drama Team. I taught kid’s classes, directed the choir, and served as a Youth leader as a teen before going to Kentucky Christian University, where I graduated with a B.S. in Bible and Preaching with a minor in Christian Ministry. I returned to KCU a few years later and received my Masters of Ministry.
I have been married to my wonderful wife Lisa since 1991, and we’ve been working together in ministry ever since, serving beside me as Director of Children and Youth Ministries here at LifeSpring since 2000. Our family consists of three grown kids, Ross, Zack and Katie, all of whom are active at LifeSpring.
I have a passion for preaching, teaching and pastoral ministry, especially our Senior adults. I have been preaching for over 15 years at The Merriman, an assisted living /nursing facility in Akron, where I serve as a type of chaplain for the residents who need a minister. I have also served on the Board of Canton Christian Home and occasionally preach at their Sunday afternoon service.
It’s indeed a joy and a blessing to serve such a wonderful, loving group of people. I can honestly say, the people of LifeSpring are not just people, they are my Family! I love the LifeSpring Church family, and if you give us a try, I’m confident that you will too. Please come and visit us soon; you’ll be glad you did!