FREDERICKTOWN — Knox County is filled with many different churches, led by many different pastors. They are seen every Sunday giving a sermon to their congregation. But aside from presenting Sunday services, what do we really know about the job requirements of a pastor and what they do on a day-to-day basis?
Pastor Lucian Baker of Fredericktown has been a pastor in central Ohio for the past 40 years; 19 of them at Christ the King Community Church, 15598 McClelland Road, a non-denominational church he founded in 2000.
In 1975, Baker felt the call to join the ministry and attained his doctorate in theology. In the past, he used to simultaneously work as a pastor in Fredericktown and as the director of cardiology at Knox Community Hospital. Currently, Baker works full-time as a pastor at his church and gave up his work in the medical field.