About Us

About us

With  an extended hand  and a joyful spirit we welcome you today! We are blessed by your visit, and we believe that God has directed our paths to intersect. Our meeting is not an accident but a divine appointment. So we want to express Christ’s love to you with genuine warmth.

We’re delighted to know you, and we’re excited to share with you the marvelous ways in which God’s hand is at work in our church. We believe you will discover that our fellowship is truly a family, rich in the relationship that matters most.

Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, and we reach out to our world with life transforming truth. We reach out to you, as well with an open heart.

If you’ve been thinking, praying, searching and hoping for a place to belong, we say again Welcome!

Who is Dr. Ray Wilkins?

Dr. Ray Wilkins is a native of San Jose, California and has been with Lebanon Baptist Church since February of 2001. He is a veteran of the US Army where he served as a Paratrooper from 1986-91 in Georgia and Panama. He is a graduate of Union University with a BA in Religious studies and a minor in Business. He also holds a Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as, a PhD in Theology and Philosophy. His wife and partner in ministry is Christie Wilkins from Scotts Hill, Tennessee and they have four children; Brett , Carrie, Jonathan, and Jenna.

Dr. Wilkins came to Lebanon BC in February of 2001. He is a native of Campbell, CA. He joined the Army in 1986 and served four and half years as a Paratrooper at Ft. Benning, GA and Ft. Kobbe, Panama. He is a veteran of Operation Just Cause and Desert Storm. After leaving the Army he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

Dr. Wilkins shortly thereafter he surrendered to full-time ministry. He is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, TN and he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he completed both a Masters and a PhD in Systematic Theology. He is married to Christie Wilkins from Scotts Hill, TN and they have four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching baseball, and occasionally playing a game of Golf.