Dr. Jeff Raines
Jeff Raines came to First Baptist Church, Shreveport, in March, 2012. He is married to Darcie, and they have two boys: Mark and Bereket. Jeff grew up in Arlington, Texas. He holds a Business Administration degree from Baylor University, a Master of Divinity degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Jeff has served in churches in Waco, Texas, and Amarillo, Texas, before coming to Shreveport. Jeff has been on the board of directors of Wayland Baptist University, chaired the board of the Worldconnex Mission Network, and served on the advisory board at Truett Seminary. In denominational life, he has been elected as Second Vice President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
Jeff has a passion for missions and has participated in mission work in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, and China. Jeff enjoys running, biking, basketball, photography, reading, and the outdoors.