The Reverend Eric W. Baker has been the Pastor
of New St. John Baptist Church since 2009. He is married to First Lady Kimberly W. Baker
who has diligently worked by his side for the cause of Christ. They have been blessed to have four children:
Malik, Miles, Marcus, and Hanna.
Rev. Baker was born and raised in Sparta, Georgia and graduated from Hancock Central
High School. He is the fourth child in a family of six
children. Rev. Baker confessed his belief in Christ
at the early age of twelve and was baptized. He comes from a family line of ancestors
who were strong in the Lord. He is the son of a Deacon and Deaconess Joe and Annie Baker
who reside in Sparta, Ga.
Rev. Baker is a graduate of DeVry Institute of
Technology in Atlanta, Georgia where he earned an Electronic Engineering Degree.
He is also a graduate of ITC – Interdenominational Theological Center of Morehouse in Atlanta, Georgia. Rev.
Baker has worked
for the following companies for the past 20 years: IBM, Solectron & Flextronics in a variety of management roles.
Rev. Baker previously served as a Trustee, Christian
Education Director & Associate Minister all under the leadership of the late
Dr. Robert H. Leak at New St. John Missionary Baptist Church.
In March 2009, Rev. Baker was installed as Pastor of the New St. John Baptist Church. Pastor Baker believes that the Holy Bible is the true Word of God and that Salvation is by none other than Jesus Christ. Therefore, he prides himself in teaching and preaching God’s
uncompromising Word. He strongly believes in tearing down traditional attitudes within
the church and getting on with the business of giving God our very best ministry possible.