Steve Lyles
Executive Pastor

Steve joined the Friendly Baptist staff in May of 2001. Prior to coming to Friendly, Steve served at First Baptist Church, Destin, FL as Minister of Youth and Education and at First Baptist Church, Valdosta, GA as Student Minister. Prior to being called as Executive Pastor, he served as our Student Pastor for fifteen years. Steve has a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Georgia, a Master's degree from Southwestern Seminary in Religious Education, and a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty University. Steve and his wife Claudia have two children - Matt and Will.