Lara Shempert Pettit, Business Administrator

  Lara Shempert Pettit, Business Administrator  
Lara Shempert Pettit
Business Administrator

Born and raised in Payneway, Arkansas by ministry oriented parents, Lara Pettit has been in the Word and in church all her life. She was born to Dale & Revella Shempert, a couple whose example and love helped mold her into who she is today. Lara has 1 brother, 3 nephews & a niece. After graduating from Marked Tree High School, Lara went to Williams Baptist College where she met not only her husband but her best lifelong friends including her ministry partner. Lara married her husband, Matt, in 1998 and they went on to have two children, Allyson in 2001 and Brandon in 2003. Matt works for the Department of Human Services while Lara happily serves as the secretary/administrator at Newport FUMC.

Lara considers herself blessed and favored by God to be working in a Christ centered atmosphere with loving coworkers and congregation members! Lara is also the head of a ministry team called Cracked Pots Ministries where she sings, preaches the Word & shares comedy from the lives of herself & her ministry partner/best friend.  Cracked Pots is a non-denominational ministry & travels all over to share the Gospel through a mixed bag approach!  Drop Lara a line at to introduce yourself or stop by & visit with her in the church office Mondays-Wednesdays from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.  She will be glad to meet you!