Pastor Bert L. Lattaker III

 
Pastor Bert L. & First Lady LaEsia Lattaker III 
 
     Reverend Bert L. Lattaker III is the son of Dr. B. L. Lattaker Jr. and the late Bettie Davis Lattaker of Bennettsville, SC.  He received Christ into his life at a young age and became a member of Red Hill Baptist Church in Society Hill, SC.  He was very active as a youth usher as well as a Sunday school teacher for the adult class.  This is what nurtured his calling into the ministry.
     Reverend Lattaker and his wife LaEsia Lattaker are the proud parents of two sons, Ahmahd Elijah and Bert IV.  They have resided in the Hoke/Cumberland County area for the past 7 years.  He graduated, with honors, in 1999 from Marlboro County High School.  In June of 2001, he graduated from the Georgia Military College as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a commission of 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army.  While serving, he attended the US Army Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA as well as the Basic Officers Leadership Course at Ft. Sill, OK.  He served at Ft. Lewis, WA also.  He furthered his studies at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where his course of study was Criminal Justice.  He is currently seeking enrollment at a qualified school of Divinity.
     Prior to being the newly God-appointed pastor of our historic church, Reverend Lattaker served faithfully for 6 years at the Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Clio, SC.  He also served as associate minister at Beaver Dam First Baptist Church in McColl, SC for 4 years.  He has been called, equipped and qualified to serve the people of God.  His earnest prayer is to walk with integrity that others will not see him but the God in him.
     Reverend Lattakers' desire is:  "To preach the infalliable, unchangeable gospel to the saints of God; to inspire change in the lives of the unsaved, leading them towards the light that is Jesus; to promote a Godly lifestyle through word and deed; to nurture believers into disciplined diciples; to train church leaders for effective ministry; to provide leadership to the people of God and encouragement to the broken in spirit".