Rev. Timothy Shawn Lucas, Associate minister

timothyRev. Timothy Shawn Lucas was born on February 16, 1964 in Raleigh NC to Rev. William H. Lucas and Mrs. Annie Ruth Wilder Lucas. He spent the majority of his childhood in Knightdale NC where he was raised along with his two brothers. Timothy’s Christian foundation was shaped by his Godly parents who committed themselves to instilling values, morals and ethics. Timothy also benefited by being an active part of his Father’s pastoral ministry, especially at Galilee Baptist Church in Smithfield NC and Strickland Grove Baptist Church in Four Oaks NC. It was through these wonderful relationships built with the members of these churches that enhanced Timothy’s growth and development as a Christian. As a matter of fact many of the congregants would often tell Timothy, “You’re going to be a Preacher some day.”
 

In May 1986, Rev. Lucas graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which paved the way for a 27 year professional career in management and leadership. In May 1997 Rev. Lucas gained certification in World Class Manufacturing Management from the University of Virginia – Darden Business School. Additionally, in December 2008 he earned the Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Ashford University. Rev. Lucas completed the degree in 17 months with a 4.0 GPA. Since earning his M.B.A. the Lord has blessed him to transition into higher education and has been an Adjunct Instructor at various Universities since February 2009. He is currently employed full-time by Wake Technical Community College as “Dean of Business & Industry Services” and the College’s Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

In June 2010 Rev. Lucas came to realize that he was to serve the Lord in a higher capacity. He accepted the call to “preach and teach” the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rev. Lucas preached his initial sermon and was licensed on January 16, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Raleigh and on January 13, 2013 was ordained. Rev. Lucas has prepared himself for Gospel ministry by enrolling in Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in July 2010, earned his Master of Ministry degree from Colorado Theological Seminary and is currently furthering his theology studies at Colorado Theological Seminary in pursuit of the Doctor of Ministry degree.

Over the years Rev. Lucas has had active participation in Christian Education and music ministries. While his professional career has afforded him the opportunity to live in many cities and towns in various states; he has always found his way to the house of the Lord where he loves to give God glory and take an active part in the worship experience. Finally, Rev. Lucas is married to the former, Linda Montague who partners with and actively supports her husband in Gospel Ministry. The foundation for their marriage is based on Ephesians 5:25 – “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.”