Pastor Roland Hammett joined the staff of Lehigh Valley Baptist Church in 1999 and served the church as youth director, assistant pastor, and now, presently, senior pastor. Roland came to Lehigh Valley Baptist Church with his family as young teenager. A few years later, he surrendered to the call of God to the ministry. He graduated from Emmaus Baptist Academy in 1995 and the Lehigh Valley Baptist Bible Institute in 1998 with a bachelors degree in Theology. He spent about a year interning at churches across the country before joining the staff of our church, full-time, in 1999 as the youth director. In 2010, Lehigh Valley Baptist Church voted to install Pastor Roland as senior pastor, as his father, Doug Hammett was stepping down to follow God’s call to be a missionary in the country of Botswana.