Lisa Harper-Baker began her ministry as Pastor of Byrdstown First United Methodist Church on July 1, 2019.  She came to serve us after being appointed for three years as an Associate Pastor for Congregational Care at First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee.  Lisa feels called to incorporate her experience as a professional music therapist in her ministry.  She has a passion for ministering with the community and providing pastoral care.
Pastor Lisa holds a Master of Arts Degree in Aging and Spirituality from Asbury Theological Seminary, and is currently completing coursework to become ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church.
As a full-time licensed local Pastor, she is serving the congregation at Byrdstown First United Methodist Church and Lovelady Christian Church.    She and her husband Robert are happy to call Byrdstown home!  Her favorite hobbies include songwriting, playing basketball, creating new recipes, being out in nature, and spending time with family and friends.