MEET OUR PASTOR
Lawrence C. Knighton is the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The St. James Baptist Church located in Baconton, Georgia. Prior to his current position as pastor of the St. James Baptist Church, he served in many capacities at the Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church where Reverend Lorenzo L. Heard is Senior Pastor. He served in capacities such as Benevolent Assistance Coordinator, Youth Pastor, Christian Education Director, Media Manager and Administrative Pastor.
Pastor Knighton began his preaching ministry in 1995 at the Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. He became pastor of the St. James Baptist Church in May, 2006. Since that time, God has truly shown favor by allowing the church to experience quadruple growth numerically, financially and spiritually since 2006. St. James has averaged 50% of its membership in weekly bible study which is unheard of in most congregations. He attributes this to relevant teaching for the youth and the adults.