Due to inclement weather, the 9 a.m. service for Sunday, Jan. 20 has been cancelled. We will have one morning service at 10:45 a.m. as road conditions improve.

Making disciples who live and love like Jesus.

Your Life

Wherever you are in life, you matter and you have a purpose. We want to help you become the person God has created you to be. Your journey has a next step and we'll help you find it. It could start with serving, finding God's vision for your life, giving, or joining us regularly.

You don't have to take the next step alone. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, grow, and serve with people who genuinely care about you. Find a small group, or LifeGroup, to join you on your journey.

Your Family

Strong families start with solid foundations. That's why we partner with parents to help raise the next generation to become followers of Christ. Your children and teens have opportunities throughout the week to grow relationships with each other and with God.

Our Community and World

We are passionate about serving the global community and demonstrating God's love to others. Whether in person or online, individually or in groups, within our church and around the world, we are focused on supporting and engaging in relationships that provide relief and restoration to a hurting world.

Meet the team.

Our leadership team works together to shape the vision and direction of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church.

Dr. David Lemming

Lead Pastor
Dr. David Lemming has been the Senior Pastor of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church in Huntington, West Virginia, since December 1982. He was saved as a teenager and early on became actively involved in various phases of Christian ministry. He has a heart for people and actively seeks new ways of extending Christ’s love to those in Huntington and around the world. He and his wife, Mary, have two grown children and three grandchildren.

Tim Yates

Life Group & Outreach Pastor
Tim Yates is an assistant pastor who oversees the Life Groups at Lewis Memorial. Tim and his wife Myra grew up locally and graduated from Barboursville High School. Both Tim and Myra are multiplying small group leaders and thoroughly enjoy their role as trainers and equippers for the glory of God. They have a passion for making disciples and mentoring small group apprentices.

Nathan McClay

Worship Pastor
Nathan McClay is an assistant pastor and oversees the music and worship ministry of LMBC. He has been serving God at Lewis since 1991. Nathan and his wife, Audrey, have 4 children and two grandchildren.

Jeremy Shaffer

Executive Pastor
Jeremy Shaffer is an assistant pastor who oversees the technical and administrative areas of the ministry.  He regularly works alongside his wife Rebekah in the Children's Ministry, teaches in the LMBC Bible Institute, and teaches together with his wife tackling marriage and family topics as well as general Bible studies for adults.  He has been at serving the Lord at Lewis since 2004.  He and Rebekah have two children, Grace and Luke.

Matt McClay

Student Pastor
Matt McClay oversees the student ministry at Lewis. He was raised locally in Huntington, and married his wife April in March of 2011. In May of 2012, Matt and April welcomed their daughter, Addison, into the world. Matt has a heart for student ministry, the outdoors, and redeeming technology for God's glory.

Bill Blankenship

Visitation Pastor
Bill Blankenship oversees the visitation ministry at Lewis Memorial. He and his wife, Debbie, joined Lewis Memorial in March of 2004, after serving as a bi-vocational pastor. He has a heart for the sick, shut-in’s, widows, and widowers. Bill and Debbie married in 1974, have two grown children and four grandchildren. 

Phil Newberry

Membership Pastor
Phil and Ann Newberry have been faithfully serving the Lord at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church since 1972. They prepared for service at Tennessee Temple University. Over the years, their service has focused on reaching the young people of the area. Phil and Ann have served as the youth leaders for junior high and high school students, directed the childrens church ministries and led the college department. Phil has also been active in the music ministry and is an ordained deacon.