Our Leadership

Michael Saunders

Lead Pastor

Michael Saunders is the husband of Rebecca and father of three – Hudson, Austyn, and McKenna. Michael has served in various roles in ministry since 2003 but has spent most of his time with students as a youth pastor. After 13 years of youth ministry, God called Michael to Lexington Baptist Church to take the Lead Pastor position.

Michael’s passion is preaching the Word of God. His hobbies include date nights with his bride, playing board games and sports with his boys, and almost anything baby girl wants him to do! Michael also has a high interest in sports, guitar, ukulele, and technology.

Ethan Appell

Associate Pastor

Ethan and Becky are the proud parents of Kinsley and Brynn. Ethan has served in youth ministry roles since 2012. In 2020 God called Ethan to Lexington Baptist Church to serve in the Pastor of Family Ministries position.

Ethan’s passion is seeing kids and teens make faith their own apart from their parents’ faith! Ethan enjoys adventure activities, playing sports, hunting, hiking, and just about anything outdoors. And when his wife and girls can join in, it makes it even more enjoyable!