Joe Lemmons, Lead Pastor

Joe Lemmons grew up in Coffee County, Tennessee. He and his family attended Grace Baptist Church in Tullahoma, TN, where Joe became a follower of Christ at the age of 11. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in communication. After graduating in 2003 he moved to Bradenton, FL where he met his wife Becky. He received his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary. Joe has served at church in Tennessee and Florida and has been the lead pastor of Lake Shipp Baptist Church since March 2013. He and Becky have 3 children, Madie, Will, and Molly.


Ken Sherman, Associate Pastor

Ken Sherman grew up in Vermont and Florida. He comes from a variety of church backgrounds, including Methodist, Presbyterian, Non-denominational, and of course Baptist. He came to know Christ as Lord and Savior when he was 7, while he and his family were living in Vermont. He graduated in 2008 from Liberty University with a Bachelor's of Science in Worship and Music Studies. While attending Liberty University, Ken married Katie, a native Floridian from Lakeland. Ken served at churches in Orlando and New Smyrna Beach prior to being called to Lake Shipp Baptist Church in August of 2014. He and Katie have 2 children, Ethan and Max.