Leadership Team

Say hello to the Leadership Team at Parkway Baptist Church

Meet our leadership

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Peter Grant - Lead Pastor

Peter Grant moved to Lakeland in 2012 after spending 11 years as the youth pastor of Mikado Baptist Church in Macon, GA. Since 2015 he has served as Parkway's Lead Pastor. Peter and his wife Natalie have been married since June of 2002. They are blessed with two awesome little girls – Bailee and Brooklyn. The Grants are excited about what God is doing at Parkway and in the community of Lakeland.

"Break down barriers, build relationships, and plant gospel seeds." - Pastor Pete

Scott Smith - Youth & Music

Scott Smith joined the team at Parkway in 2015. Scott leads our music ministry and works with the teens at Parkway. Scott is married to his wife, Abby, and has a son named Trey. Scott enjoys fishing, golfing, and anything basketball.

"Life is too short to live without passion and positivity." - Scott Smith

Michael Battle - Kids & Finances

Michael Battle joined the Parkway Baptist Church leadership team in 2017 as the kids ministry director. Michael is married to his beautiful wife Amber, and together they have a daughter, Annaleigh, and a son, Brooks. They enjoy spending time with family at the park, going to Disney, watching football, and playing Catan.

"God's plans for your life are better than you can imagine." - Michael Battle

Rachel Guiel - School Administrator

Rachel Guiel joined the Parkway Baptist Church leadership team in 2019 as the Parkway Christian Academy Administrator.