Learn about our Pastors below by clicking on their name.
Senior Pastor, Elder
Tony Rose has been Pastor of LaGrange Baptist since 1993. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, Mid America Theological Seminary, and earned his Doctor of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Tony has been in full-time ministry for over 29 years and 25 of those as a senior pastor. His heart is to teach God’s word. He also has a heart for other pastors and helping them find rest for their souls.
Tony is married to Joie and they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.Email Tony
Executive Pastor, Elder
The Lord took hold of Rick at age 32 here at LaGrange Baptist Church. He has been called out of the Heavy Construction Industry, and brings to the church a practical leadership style that has served well for 30 years.
Rick’s approach has always been hands on and ministry hasn’t been any different. He served in youth ministry for nearly 6 years, and during that time responded to a call to some type of vocational ministry. Rick has been serving as a law enforcement Chaplain since 1999 with the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office, was called to a part-time staff as senior adult minister, and now called full time as our Executive Pastor.
LaGrange Baptist ordained Rick into the Gospel Ministry on November 7, 1999 and called him to full time vocation in March 1, 2009. It is Rick’s great pleasure to serve Christ here alongside so many who God used to help him grow.
Rick has been married to his wife Penny for 35 years. They have been blessed with 2 adult daughters, 3 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren. Their oldest Amy is married to Dave Strite and they have Jackson, Olivia, and Sophie, Megan their youngest is married to Bryan Smith and they have Cooper, Keaton, Piper and Grayson.Email Rick
Family Pastor to Children
Ryan was born in Austin, Texas, and was blessed to be born into a Christian home. He trusted Christ early in life, and the Lord began to move his heart towards pastoral ministry. He earned a degree in elementary education and, after marrying Sarah, taught 4th grade for two years in Texas. These two years served as a time of testing to be sure Lord was calling him to pastoral ministry. Through serving at a summer camp and involvement in the local church, his church in Texas affirmed these gifts and this calling, and sent him to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. It is here that he saw a great need for parents to be the primary disciplers of their children, and to see the Church be the primary equipper for this task.
Ryan has been married to Sarah since 2004 and they have four girls, Brooklynn Grace, Rachel Madison, Catherine Lee and Emma Victoria. He has been the Family Pastor to Children since January of 2012.Email Ryan
Family Pastor to Students
Cam was born and raised here in LaGrange. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (2010) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2013). He has served as one of the pastors at LaGrange Baptist since November 2010.
Cam is married to Kerry-Lyn, and they have one son, Cooper.Email Cam
Mark Peterson was born in Joliet, Illinois and grew up near Lafayette, Indiana. He married his wife, Stacey, on June 6, 1993 and together they have two children: Brogan and Adelaine. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Communications, Philosophy, and Religious Studies from Purdue University and a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working on a Doctorate of Ministry at Southern. Mark works for UPS as a Customer Solutions Deployment Supervisor and Stacey is a First Grade school teacher at Christian Academy of Louisville.
Mark was drawn to Christ at a young age through the ministry of a local Presbyterian church were he grew up and a Southern Baptist church in Atlanta Georgia where his father lived at the time. He professed faith at the Piedmont Baptist Church following a week of Vacation Bible School and examination from his dad and pastor. As a teenager he was drawn to various forms of Christian ministry and followed that call to serve as a Children and Youth Pastor while attending college. The Personal Blog and Podcast Ministry of Mark PetersonEmail Mark
Greg grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. At the age of nineteen he was drawn to Christ after a fellow student at Duke University encouraged him to read C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity. He trusted Christ and was discipled through the ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. During that time God called him to the ministry of the Gospel. After graduation he attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and did missions projects in Africa and Thailand. After earning his Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell, Greg went back to Duke University for his Master of Theology. After earning his Ph.D. in religious studies at Emory University he joined the faculty at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he has taught Church History for seventeen years.
Greg’s heart is to teach young ministers to be faithful to God’s Word and to uphold the purity of the local church; to love their congregants and to send out bold missionaries to the ends of the earth. Greg and his wife Cathy are striving to raise four children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.Email Greg