ALEXANDRIA, La. (LBM) – A former Louisiana Baptist student minister who moved out of state in 2019 has returned as the youth strategist for Louisiana Baptists.
Lee Myers, who began his new role Oct. 1, most recently was the student minister at First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
“Louisiana has always felt like my Jerusalem,” Myers told the Baptist Message. “The opportunity to come back and serve the state is what the Lord wanted me to do.”
A native of Jayess, Mississippi, Myers has served 34 years, collectively, with local churches. In addition to his most recent role in Arkansas, Myers was a student minister with congregations in Mississippi (Shady Grove Baptist Church, Ruth, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Gloster, West McComb Baptist Church, McComb) and Louisiana (Immanuel Baptist Church, Hammond, First Baptist Church, Zachary, First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, and Airline Baptist Church, Bossier City).
He also has served as minister of assimilation with Cypress BaptistChurch, Benton; a teacher for Pine Hills Academy, Gloster, Mississippi, and Riverdale Christian Academy, Baton Rouge. He has also volunteered on numerous youth ministry planning committees and groups including the Youth Evangelism Celebration planning team.
Myers holds degrees from Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Wesson, Mississippi.; Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi; and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Tammi, have four children, Jeff, Bryce, Beth and Max.
Throughout his years in student ministry, Myers has formed kindred relationships with many Louisiana Baptist student ministers, he said. Consequently, one of his goals as youth ministry strategist is to strengthen the student ministry networks statewide so the Gospel can be advanced among the next generation. He plans to remind churches that his office is an available resource for evangelism.
“There are a lot of strengths that happen with the networks, as we work together to help our student ministers accomplish more together,” he said. “I also want to see the relationship strengthened between student ministry and collegiate work. The first three to four weeks on campus will determine the habits of a college student for the rest of their time at that school and if we can connect BCM directors with the students before they arrive, we have a better chance of those students remaining plugged in.”