Children's Church Director

Children's Church Director

Caleb Rector

Caleb grew up attending Lakewood Baptist Church with his family while his parents served in various ministries of Lakewood. As a young child, he began to consider what it meant to be a Christian and would ask his parents questions about Jesus and the Bible. One Sunday morning before Sunday school in the church parking lot, he asked his dad to show him how he too could trust Jesus as his Savior and one day be in heaven with Him.

As Caleb began to grow in the faith, he became increasingly aware of the need for others to also know His Savior. One summer he attended Family Bible School at Lakewood and surrendered to do and be whatever God had planned for his life. As a teenager, he attended a youth conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where he surrendered to go into the preaching ministry.

After graduating from Pensacola Christian College in 2014, Caleb was privileged to take part in the Advanced Ministry Training Internship under the leadership of Evangelist Tom Farrell. At the completion of the internship, he was married to Michelle, and accepted a position at a Baptist church in Tampa, Florida, where he worked in children’s ministries and in the Christian school. After two years in Tampa, Caleb and Michelle were burdened to return to Lakewood Baptist Church and take on the role of Children’s Church Director, where he has the opportunity to minister to the children and families of Harrison, Tennessee with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

God has blessed Caleb and Michelle with a growing family that includes two boys, Elijah and Joshua, and two daughters, Abigail and Natalie.