This past Sunday, Joe Micon, LUM executive director, met the new pastor at First Baptist Church, Lafayette — the Rev. Lisa Williams Hood. Rev. Hood is from Harlem, Georgia, and was most recently at First Baptist Church in Forest City, North Carolina. Rev. Hood earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a master of divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, Texas.
She has served in several local churches in Tennessee and North Carolina over the past 10 years, and was ordained to the Gospel ministry by the First Baptist Church of Knoxville, Tennessee. Rev. Hood is married to Matthew Hood, a native of Crawfordsville, Indiana, who works for Pinecastle Records, a bluegrass recording label. Lisa & Matt have one son, Oliver, who is two years old.
Join us in welcoming the Rev. Lisa Williams Hood and her family to the community.