Our Pastor and His Family

In February of 1993 in the front seat of his patrol car, Michael Lovett was saved while serving as a police officer in South Carolina. Since giving his life to the Lord that night, and being called to preach in 1995, he has served in various aspects of the local church.

After graduating Bible College in 2000, then briefly teaching at a Spartanburg, South Carolina christian school, Pastor Lovett and family returned to the Aiken-Augusta area to serve the the Lord by going into local and regional prisons, jails, and youth centers to counsel youth, and reach the lost.

To continue his pursuit to spread the Truth of the God’s Word, and his passion for reaching lost souls, Pastor Lovett surrendered to the mission field in September of 2002. Shortly thereafter in 2003, following a visit to a missionary in South Africa, Pastor Lovett, and his family began their own journey to South Africa, where they served as missionaries for almost 10 years.

In 2012 Pastor Lovett and his family moved from their home in South Africa back to the United States. Not long after returning to the States, he was given the opportunity to candidate here at Graham Road Baptist Church. Our congregation quickly fell in love with Pastor and Libby’s testimonies and their zeal for Christ. In March of 2013 Pastor Lovett and his family decided to move to Ohio to become a part of our Church family.

Both Pastor Lovett and his wife—having come to know the Lord later in their lives, and both from broken homes—bring much understanding and wisdom for the struggles that ordinary people face in today’s world.

We are happy to have them here and thankful to see God continue to build Graham Road Baptist Church through the leadership and guidance of Pastor and Mrs. Lovett, and look forward to what God will do in the years to come.

Pastor Lovett has been married, to his lovely wife, Libby for 26 years. They have 3 grown children: Cody, Joshua and Christina.

You can email Pastor Lovett at pastor@grbaptistchurch.org

A Message from Pastor Michael Lovett

We are grateful that you have chosen to visit our church website. It is both a privilege and an honor to serve as the Pastor of Graham Road Baptist Church. Since becoming established in 1926 Graham Road Baptist Church has had several men of God to lead this congregation. I am humbled to follow behind this heritage and do my part to continue to lead such a wonderful group of God’s people in northeast Ohio.

Southern born and raised on a dairy farm in Upstate NY in my younger years it is a pleasure to now call Cuyahoga Falls/Stow Ohio, home. This is a beautiful area, and with its proximity to so many little towns, and its wonderful location on Graham Road, it is a great place to serve the Lord. Our desire and prayer here is for you to know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and become actively involved in a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching, Local New Testament Baptist Church that cares for people like this one, that we now call home.

I am grateful for the blessings of God seen here since arriving in beautiful Northeast Ohio, and we make no apology for strong expository preaching, sound doctrine, compassion for the people and devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. As I have always said “God’s work, done God’s way, brings God’s blessings”