MARIETTA — On April 24 the membership of Roswell Street Baptist Church voted Michael Lewis as lead pastor.
A native of Savannah, Lewis earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Bible with a minor in Pastoral Ministry from Columbia International University, Columbia, SC and his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary. In 2005, Jerry Falwell presented him with an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Liberty Seminary in Lynchburg, VA.
Since February 2013 Lewis has served as the executive director of Pastoral Care and Development for the North American Mission Board, which provides a continuum of leader care for pastors and their families such as the Pastoral Care Line, marriage retreats, peer-to-peer learning experiences, and national conferences. Prior to accepting his position at NAMB Lewis had served as pastor of churches in South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Florida, each one experiencing spiritual and numerical growth following a time of plateauing or decline. In addition, he has served as interim pastor for several churches including First Baptist in Smyrna and Fortified Hills Baptist in Dallas, GA.
“I have a vision for a multi-cultural, multi-generational church that is relationally-relevant and engaged in the life of the Marietta community,” said Lewis. “Our goal is for Roswell Street Baptist Church to serve the community and to be a cultural center for community ministries and for the people in the Marietta community and beyond.”
Lewis and his wife of 25 years, Liliana, have three daughters: Charity, Faith, and Hope. Charity and Hope attend The King’s College in New York City, where Charity is a senior and Hope a freshman. Faith is a junior at the College at Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City. Lilian Lewis, a native of Mexico City, is a 1991 graduate of Columbia International University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bible and elementary education. Recently she was named to serve on the Committee on Committees at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 14-15 in St. Louis.