Lance was born in Asheville, North Carolina, but claims Orlando, Florida as his hometown as he resided there for over 30 years. He graduated from Mississippi College in 2003 with a degree in Marketing and received his Masters in Administration of Educational Programs from Nova Southeastern University in 2006. Following graduation, Lance spent seven years teaching Middle School students at his Alma Mater, The First Academy. Lance joins us at Dawson after three years serving on the student ministry staff at First Baptist Church of Orlando, as well as campus pastor to the The First Academy. Lance is passionate about students, especially seeing them grow in their walk with the Lord. His heart for ministry is lived out in the context of building relationships. Lance understands the value of being where the students are. You will find him on campuses, ball fields, and other programs within the community. He and his wife, Brittainy, have been married 10 years and are blessed with two children, Addison (7) and Clayton (4).