Dr. Leroy Lacy, Jr. has served as pastor of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church since September of 1992.
He has been Gospel Preacher since 1983. He began his ministry at Outreach Missionary Baptist Church where he preached his first sermon to the waiting congregation in May. During his tenure at Outreach, Dr. Lacy served as assistant to the Senior Pastor and then as the Youth Pastor. He was ordained in October of 1987.
Dr. Lacy preaches with a passion that is compelling, a transparency that is easy to relate to, and a depth of understanding that is deep and yet elementary. He effectively communicates to all ages, because he connects the messages to everyday life.
He is a Certified Christian Counselor and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Okidome College of Biblical Study, A Master of Theology degree (2006), a Master of Divinity degree (2008) and a Doctorate degree (2018) from Faith Seminary in Tacoma, Washington.
Pastor Lacy is married to Deborah Lynn Lacy and together, they have five children and eight grandchildren.