Leadership

Senior Pastor

Jeff and Chris Dravenstott

Jeff Dravenstott has been serving as the senior pastor of Midway Baptist Church since April 2005. Pastor Jeff was born and raised in Ashland, Ohio. At the age of eighteen, he joined the Army and spent the next 19.5 years serving the government around the world. With 19.5 years of military and federal service, God called Pastor Jeff into full-time ministry. He wrestled with completing 20 years but felt God calling him out immediately. Pastor Jeff left within the month and has never regretted a moment.

Pastor Jeff was saved at the age of 30 under the ministry of Pastor Walter Lee Hodges of Grace Baptist Church, Columbus, Georgia in 1987. He felt at the time of his salvation that God gave him the gift of evangelism. For the next 10 years, he served on the evangelism team and as a Sunday School Teacher. He went on to become an Associate Pastor and then planted a church called New Hope Baptist Church in the North Highland community of Columbus.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts in Practical Ministries from Beacon University. He then went on to Luther Rice University and graduated with a Master of Divinity.

Pastor Jeff and Chris were married in 1985.  Chris is an English teacher at a high school for the Muscogee County School System in Columbus, GA.  Their son, Samuel, is working as a teller with a Columbus Bank and working on his bachelor's degree in Finance.  Melanie, their daughter, is married to Steven Gouine and is teaching fourth grade at a Muscogee County Elementary School.  Steven and Melanie serve as our Youth Directors.

Chris serves as our Office Manager, Director of the church's WMU, Sunday School Teacher, and serves in a host of other areas!

Pastor Jeff loves to run, spend time in the mountains, and read anything related to church ministry and evangelism.




Associate Pastor - Worship Leader - Music Director - Evangelism Director

Jon and Liza Lewis

Pastor Jon was born and raised in a Christian home in Central Kentucky. He was saved and baptized in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Subsequently, he rededicated his life in 1997. He is a graduate of Luther Rice University.

He and his wife, Liza, went to the same schools growing up, dated in high school, and married right after college. When they started dating, Liza also started going to church with him and, after lengthy talks about Christ and learning more of who HE was, she chose to give her life to HIM and be baptized in September of 1992. The young couple came to Columbus in 1998 and now have a grown son whom the Lord gave them a number of years ago, a wonderful daughter, and a young granddaughter and grandson.

Jon is our Associate Pastor and Praise/Worship Leader (music director) and serves on the Leadership Committee Church Council of Midway Baptist Church and Team B Leadership Team (with Liza). Pastor Jon also teaches an Adult Sunday School class and heads up our Evangelism & Outreach efforts along with other various duties.

Liza serves as Children's Director and Younger Pre-School Teacher at Midway and works to inspire children both in Sunday School and Awana. She is truly an inspiration to so many…bringing Christ, hope, love, and encouragement to all with whom she comes into contact. She has a true passion and gift for working with children.




 
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Upcoming Events
JUN

20

SUN
Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
We have several Classes such as a New Believers class, Preschool-6th grade, Youth, Men's class and the Seniors (ABS) class.
Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Join us for an exciting time of praise and worship led by our Associate Pastor and Music Director - Jon Lewis, followed by an inspiring message from our Senior Pastor Jeff Dravenstott.
JUN

23

WED
Evening Worship Service
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
AWANAs
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Online Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is 'LIVE' on the church's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Midway-Baptist-Church-1406893632875074/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Online Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class will be 'LIVE' on our church Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Midway-Baptist-Church-1406893632875074/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Online Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class goes 'LIVE' on our church Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Midway-Baptist-Church-1406893632875074/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Online Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class goes 'LIVE' on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Midway-Baptist-Church-1406893632875074/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Bible Search