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Rev. Dr. Courtney O. Lackard
Minister of Youth

Rev. Courtney O. Lackard serves as the Minister of Youth at the Greater Framingham Community Church (GFCC) for over six years, and has served as Youth Minister for over twenty years. Rev. Lackard previously served as an Associate Minister at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Malden, where he received his license to proclaim the gospel on May 15, 1995. There, he served as the Youth Minister and a Sunday School Teacher.

Contact Info
Phone : (508) 626-2118
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Doctor of Ministry, Preaching and Teaching, Knox Theological Seminary
Master’s degree in Urban Ministries, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Associate in Science degree in Engineering Science, Bronx Community College

Rev. Lackard was born in Jamaica, West Indies and migrated to the United States in February 1979. When he arrived in New York, he adjoined himself to the Goodwill Baptist Church in the Bronx, New York where he was ordained as a deacon. There, he served as the president of Goodwill’s Baptist Training Union and was instrumental in directing and instructing a bible study course, “Journey of a Lifetime,” a detailed overview of the bible book by book. He has taught Christian workshops at the state level for the Empire State Baptist Convention of New York.

Rev. Lackard obtained a Master’s degree in Urban Ministries at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2008. His academic achievements include: a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (P.I.N.Y.) and an Associate in Science degree in Engineering Science from the Bronx Community College.

He is the proud husband of Dr. Marguerite Simpson-Lackard; he is happily married for more than 20 years and is the blessed father of two children, Ashley and David.

A Brief Overview of What's Available for Children and Teens at GFCC:

We are a "youth-friendly" church with a multitude of programs for children and teens. Our staff members that work with our youth come with a rich diversity in talents, gifts, experiences, cultures, and achievements. They are qualified professionals with a deep passion for sharing biblical knowledge and equipping the next generations with knowledge, life-goals, and morals so they can boldly face the challenges of our nation. Our mission is to enrich and empower our children and teens academically, spiritually, and emotionally. Our ultimate goal is produce ambassadors for Christ.

The following are available:

Academic Education:
Tutorial program

Christian Education:
Tiny Tot Ministry
Junior Church
Junior Youth Connection (JYC)
Teen Church
Saturday Bible School

Girls Gone God (G3 – for female teens)
Men of Purpose (MOP – for male teens)
Junior Youth Connection Fellowship (JYC)

Creative Arts:
PRESS Dance Ministry (Liturgical Dance)
Y We Prayze Mime Ministry

For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe. (I Thess. 2:13)