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OUR PASTORS

 At PABC we don't just talk about deconstructing systems of power - we do it.  We are a team of pastors in a circle leadership model. In this non-hierarchical model, our pastors share leadership and preaching responsibilities.

Lanta ministers to children and their families by providing quality faith development and parenting resources. Lanta has the ability to help even the youngest learn to follow the example of Christ in love and service.  Lanta also oversees the Youth Ministry Intern and helps in the transition between the children and youth departments.  As a licensed therapist, Lanta supports and nurtures the Park Ave family by providing pastoral care and referrals for mental health needs to members of the congregation as needed.  Lanta holds both a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health from Mercer University. You can reach Lanta at lanta@parkavebaptist.com.  

Henra’s love for people and helping them connect to the work of the community of Park Avenue makes him a natural a building community partnerships. Henra is also the contact and liaison to our community partners such as Wilderness Works, the Stewart Center, Nicholas House and others.  Henra's giftedness with finance positions him well to aid the team with management of the facilities through the Building Committee. Henra is bi-vocational  working in banking as well. He holds a Masters of Christian Ministry from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University.  You can reach Henra at henra@parkavebaptist.com.

Darci's call to ministry is characterized by leading people in creative expression, which is a spiritual journey. Darci brings their artistic gifts and talents to our worship and faith development programs, leading a weekly creative prayer community group, "Re-Imagining Prayer." Darci has started programs like Created 2 Create, art ministry pastoral internship, and is currently using art as pastoral care in a Louisville Pastoral Study Project. They serve the Park Ave. team in creative social media and marketing capacities as well. Darci holds a Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology. You can reach Darci at darci@parkavebaptist.com.