Pastors & Staff

Matthew Cooke


Pastor Matt was called and confirmed as senior pastor of LBC in June of 2020. He received a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2019, with a concentration in Christian Ministry. He has a strong conviction regarding God’s design of the family unit and seeks to empower and train fathers and mothers to raise their children in “the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” He is humbled and thankful to attempt to teach the great doctrines of the Bible in a God-honoring and understandable way. Pastor Matt loves his Savior, his family, our church family, and the Atlanta Braves. Pastor Matt is pictured with his two oldest nieces, Mary Lane and Lydia.

Gary Carringer

family life Pastor

Gary is a native of Asheville, NC, moving to Stanford, KY in 2017. He joined Lancaster Baptist Church as the Family Life Pastor in December 2017.
He and his wife, Sandy, have one daughter, Candace, and two grandchildren, Laci & Maddox.
Gary is a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College in Hendersonville, NC, with a degree in Religion and Missions.
Gary has served as a Life Group Leader and Coach, and in various positions in Men’s Ministry, Missions, Evangelism, Discipleship, and Recovery Programs.
Gary has also served as a Staff Chaplain for various businesses/organizations. Gary enjoys spending time with his wife and family, fishing, golf, and serving others.
You can reach him at: gary@lanbaptist.org

Nehemiah Wilkinson

worship Pastor

Nehemiah has served as Worship Pastor at Lancaster Baptist since March 2009. He is married to Tiffany and has a daughter (Ariah) and a son (Hezekiah).
He enjoys reading, riding bikes, and watching the Louisville Cardinals basketball.

Contact: nehemiah@lanbaptist.org

Michael Anderson

youth Pastor

Michael has been a member of Lancaster Baptist for many years.
Michael has led our Men’s Ministry, served as a Deacon, and taught Sunday School.
Michael started teaching Junior High in 2014 and felt called to Youth Ministry in the summer of 2017. Michael is married to Vonda (LBC Secretary) and has a son (Brandon) and a daughter (Anna).
Michael is the Principal at Garrard County High School.
Michael can be reached at: Michael.anderson@garrard.kyschools.us

Vonda Anderson

Ministry assistant

Vonda loves Jesus with all of her heart and soul !!!  She owes everything to Him.  She has been happily married for 25 years and has a handsome son and beautiful daughter.  Her hope is to help others and share Jesus’ love with all she meets.
Vonda earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from EKU in 2001.
Contact: vonda@lanbaptist.org