Bro. Lapina has been a member of First Baptist Church since the age of 4. He made assurance of his salvation at the age of 11. Dr. Johnny Colsten led him to Christ, and he was baptized by Bro. Hyles. Bro. Lapina was called to preach as a sophomore in high school. Bro. Lapina graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree. Bro. Lapina began working on staff at FBC as the junior high youth director in January of 1978. He was youth pastor at FBC for 27 years. Since 2005 Bro. Lapina has worked as an assistant pastor overseeing conferences and properties, teaching the Young-at-Heart Adult Sunday School Class, and teaching at Hyles-Anderson College. Bro. Lapina is married to his high school sweetheart, Jamie. They have two children—Stacy and Matt—and four grandchildren.
Location and Contact Info
First Baptist Church
473 Sibley Street
Hammond, IN 46320
The Mike Sarver Family was our Missionary Spotlight in our Wednesday night service. They have been serving in Ghana with our Ghana Team for the last seven years. Bro. Sarver oversees Hyles-Anderson College of West Africa, teaches an adult Sunday School class, as well as multiple other duties as an assistant pastor Fundamental Baptist Church International. Please pray for him and his family as they continue to spread the Gospel in Ghana, West Africa. ... See MoreSee Less
Please take some time to pray for our Missionary Spotlight from Sunday evening, Chris Sage. He has been serving in Mexico for 16 years. In that time God has used him to help start three churches. Please pray for him as he transitions to working in a new area of Mexico. ... See MoreSee Less