Our Mission & Vision

There is no doubt where the world stands with Jesus Christ. The wrong and sin going on in the world is evident. Our goal at Lonoke Baptist Church is to make sure the world knows where we stand with Jesus: closely following Him and His Word.
Scripture makes clear the Kingdom of God is our number one priority. We work to accomplish this task in ways people are able to come along and join in. God chooses to work through His churches and we feel honored and privileged to work alongside the Creator of this world.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and understand we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


duncanPastor Craig Duncan, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Craig has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture and applying them to the hearts of those at Lonoke. He has served as Senior Pastor at Lonoke since 2010. He and his wife, Christin, have three children. Pastor Craig graduated with a Bachelor in Biblical Languages from the Missionary Baptist Seminary in 2008 and his Master’s in Biblical Language in 2014 and finally his Doctorate in Biblical Language in 2016.
Pastor Joe Taylor, Outreach Pastor
Lonoke believes the Bible explicitly teaches that evangelism is a central component of a child of God and His church. Pastor Joe has a HUGE heart for loving on people and sharing the Gospel. Pastor Joe has been at Lonoke since 2009. He spent a couple of years in his previous home in Maryland since 2009 but has since come back to Lonoke and in 2017, he came back on staff to lead out in this important work.
woodsPastor Tim Wood, Children’s Pastor
To effectively build a young generation of kids who love God and want to serve Him, a leader needs to love them and passionately want to see them grow. Pastor Tim has been given a deep and affectionate love to see young people grow in God. He primarily leads 3 years through 5th-grade students. He grew up in C. Ark. and also works as a plumber during the week at Genco Plumbing. He and his wife, Deana, have 4 kids.
Pastor Brooks Ruhman, Middle School/Worship Pastor
All areas of ministry are important in the local body of Christ and that includes Middle School students and leading worship. God brought Pastor Brooks to Lonoke in the early part of 2019 to lead out in these two important areas. His focus is to minister to the pivotal grades of 6th-8th grade as well as lead a balanced and blended approach to worship God. He is married to Kristi and they have two wonderful kids.
Pastor Kyle Roch, Senior High Pastor
God has blessed Lonoke with the ability to bring on an individual with a heart for Senior High Students. Pastor Kyle has been working with students for 10 years and has grown and led effective Student Ministries. He grew up in Morrilton and also works as a firefighter in Russellville. His love for God, students, and our community makes Pastor Kyle a wonderful servant at Lonoke. He and his wife, Morgan, have two wonderful girls.
What we believe:

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