Mike Bowman, Pastor
My wife Debbie and I have completed, by the grace of God, 4 full years here at Lagoon Baptist Church and we have seen God move in mighty ways that only He can. Almost as a revitalization situation, we have seen God grow this church into a healthy, loving family that allows God to work through his people. We understand that we are so blessed to serve here at Lagoon.
In our almost 40 years of marriage God has worked in our lives in many different ways. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, he allowed us to be a part of different churches and different ministries in that time. We served as Sunday school teachers, Youth and Children Choir directors, R.A. & G.A leaders as well as Youth and Music directors, all of course in a volunteer capacity.
After moving back to the Birmingham Alabama area, after the military, we plugged in to a wonderful church, Cedar Grove Baptist in Leeds Al, and that is where we felt the call to full time ministry. God allowed us to serve at Cedar Grove as Bi-Vocational Music Minister for a number of years.
Then God called us to serve here at Lagoon Baptist as full time Music and Youth minister back in 2001. We served here for almost five years and then He called us back to Cedar Grove in a full time capacity, where we served for nine years as Youth and Music minister.
Back in 2013 we took a break from church ministry and poured into a group of foster children at the Florida Baptist Childrens Home in Jacksonville Florida for a short time. However, God was not finished with us working in the local church. A year later we were back working in Children and Music ministry at First Baptist of Screven GA.
After serving those wonderful folks, God had a major change for us in mind and we were called back here to Lagoon as Pastor. Even through the struggles of pastoring a revitalization church, the joy of seeing God's plan unfold right before our eyes has been amazing.
God is doing a mighty work here at Lagoon.
If you are living in the Gulf Shores area and are looking for a church, we would love to have you.
If you are down here on vacation, please feel welcome and come as you are and worship our Great God!
Will Haynes, Worship & Student Pastor
Hey! My name is Will Haynes and I am the worship and student pastor for Lagoon Baptist Church. I am a recent graduate from The University of Mobile, with a Bachelors in Worship Leadership with a concentration in Church Ministry.
I came to Lagoon BC as an intern in February of 2020, but as time passed and as the Lord provided, I was hired on as a full-time staff member in September of 2021. I'm excited to see all that God will do here as we grow and as we seek to bring glory to Christ in all that we do. Prior to Lagoon BC, I have worked in several churches from the age of 16 as worship pastors, interim worship leaders, and youth assistants. I've always known that God has called me into the ministry, specifically worship, but through this current season of life, God has shown me that Youth and Kids Ministry should be added to the mix.
There are two lessons that I always fall back on: 1) Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven." 2) Matthew 5:6 says, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." We should live our lives according to the righteousness of God no matter the circumstances of our present season of life, for we will receive promised blessings.