Dr. James Pritchard began his ministry as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Lafayette in April 2020.
Dr. Pritchard previously served as the Teaching Pastor at First Baptist Church of Forney, Texas, since 2015. Prior to that, he pastored three churches in Texas and Oklahoma.
He holds a B.A. from East Texas Baptist University with a major in Christian Ministries and the M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a major in Evangelism.
James and his wife Kim have five children, Judah, Jolie, Josiah, John, and Jordan.