Jeremy Byrd


Jeremy grew up in Livingston, TN and graduated from Tennessee Tech, Temple Baptist Seminary, and Union University.

Jeremy met Jesus back in 1985 when an evangelist named Carlos Walker held services in the small country church that Jeremy's family called home. He was afraid to meet with Walker during the invitation, so he talked to his grandfather after the service and surrendered his life to Christ.

Jeremy originally went to college in a pre-optometry program, not knowing that God had other plans. The realization hit in June of 1997, when Jeremy knew that God was calling him into ministry. He didn't know what that looked like, but he also knew he didn't want to do anything else.

Jeremy was called as LABC's Senior Pastor in 2015, and his passion is to equip the Church by serving, teaching, and preaching the Word of God.

John Hume

Associate Pastor

John grew up in Texas and, like most Texans, is very proud of that. At age nine, he attended a revival service and began thinking about salvation. Several days later, John talked to his dad while cutting wood on the family farm, asking questions and eventually surrendering his life to Jesus.

John has been involved in church all his life, and discovered his love and talent for music. At a church camp in 8th grade, John felt God leading him to use his musical abilities to reach people. Of course, he had no idea what that meant at the time, but he did know it was what he wanted to do.

John graduated from the University of Louisville and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He's married to Paige (also of Texas) and has two sons.

Robb Rockwell

Associate Pastor

Robb grew up in Florida and, while the weather in Illinois is a little different, he manages to survive. Robb's life was changed when, at eight years old, a teacher took the time to explain to him how to make Jesus Lord of his life.

Robb graduated from the University of Florida and spent a frustrating year trying to figure out what God wanted him to do. It was during this year that Robb knew he was called into full-time ministry and began serving as a youth pastor. He soon realized that his passion was to work with children and families, and he enrolled and then graduated from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Robb is married to Bambi and has three children. He is a lover of all things Disney and loves to have fun while teaching kids about Jesus.