Larry Baker has announced his intention to retire as director of missions for Tates Creek Baptist Association. He anticipates wrapping up his tenure with Tates Creek, one of the state’s largest Baptist associations with 43 churches and two missions, by mid-August.
Baker and his wife Lou Anne have served in a variety of ministry roles over a long career, including missionaries to Peru. He also served the Kentucky Baptist Convention as head of the Missions Growth Team.
“We’re losing a good one,” said Eric Allen, KBC’s team leader for Missions Mobilization.
Baker also has served as director of missions in the Christian County Baptist Association, as IMB missionary to Peru and Ecuador, and as pastor of churches in Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University, a master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and doctorates from Vanderbilt University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (KBC)