Lance Pate

Executive Pastor

Lance has served as Executive Pastor at First Baptist since May of 2007, leading the FBCT staff. He has a served in various posts in the community as well, including the Trussville Chamber of Commerce, and Independence Place, a non-profit organization serving adults with special needs.

A former educator and Children’s Minister, Lance is a Seminole at heart, graduating from Florida State in 1996, and later finishing seminary at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002.  He is a father of three, and husband to his wife, Jill since 1999.

A sucker for Italian food and milkshakes (not necessarily at the same time), Lance’s hobbies range from soccer and flag-football, to community/civic events and band…largely influenced by what his kids love at the time.