Meet The Staff

Justin Clark
Senior Pastor

Justin has served as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lake Providence since May of 2014. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and an MDiv from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently working on a DMin from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Justin has served churches is Louisiana and Arkansas for the last ten years as pastor and before that in roles as student minister. He has been married to Alisha Clark since 2001 and they have three children: Tristen, Grace, and Jedidiah.

Alisha Clark​​
Children's Director
Amanda has been the secretary for First Baptist, Lake Providence since 2004.  However, FBC-LP has always been her church home; she was baptized here at age nine.  Amanda says “This is a wonderful place to work.  It is really special to watch the way my fellow-staff members portray such a Christ-like witness day-in and day-out.” 
Amanda Burton
​Church Secretary
A life-long resident of Lake Providence, Danny and his wife Amy have two children and two grandchildren.  Danny is a CPA and works for a family-owned local business.  Danny’s passions include his wife and family, accounting (believe it or not!), short-term overseas missions, music, and snow skiing.
Danny Terral
Worship Leader
Melanie Lawler serves as the Community Outreach Minister at FBC.  She grew up in Mississippi and received her B.S. in elementary education from William Carey University and M.A.C.E. with social work emphasis from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  She served with the North American Mission Board in Nevada for nearly 16 years helping churches do community ministries before moving to Lake Providence in 2015.  Melanie loves watching God at work in Lake Providence and helping First Baptist connect to our community. When not busy with ministry, Melanie enjoys reading and is trying to visit all 50 states by the time she turns 50!     
Melanie Lawler
Community Outreach Minister

David Johnson
Youth Director