Pastor Anthony Baker
Pastor Anthony is a native Chattanoogan, having called the area his home for all but the seven years he and his family spent in Kentucky.
Now back in Soddy-Daisy, he’s all about rebirthing this historic church and reaching our community for the glory of God.
For decades Pastor Anthony was bound to a life of legalism, self-righteousness, and pride, but then the Lord graciously humbled him, taking everything away except his loving wife and sweet daughters. Nearly 20 years ago he hit rock bottom, learned what it was like to fail, and finally began the long process of growing deeper in faith and walking closer with Christ.
At one point Pastor Baker battled deep depression, struggled with his faith, and nearly committed suicide. Even now, life is not always easy, if ever. However, unlike those earlier days when he looked down his nose at others’ hurts and struggles, these days he can look into the eyes of the broken, disillusioned, and discouraged and say with compassion, “I’ve been there, got the t-shirt, but Jesus made the difference…Now let’s walk down this road together.”
Throughout the years Anthony has pastored churches in East Chattanooga and Lookout Valley, toured with several Christian music groups, and authored two books. He has always been the type of pastor who’s worked other jobs in order to support his family (bi-vocational), so he’s well aware of the struggles of normal life.
Anthony is married to Valerie (almost 25 years) and together they have three wonderful daughters: Alicia (Westbrook), Katie, and Haley.
Pastor Baker attended Chattanooga State, UTC, Hopkinsville Community College, Western Kentucky University, Temple Baptist Seminary, and Covington Theological Seminary where he also is an adjunct instructor. He holds a Masters in Ministry and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry.
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11055 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
- Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
- Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
- Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.