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Greenwood Forest Baptist Church

Rev. Lauren Efird

Rev. Lauren Efird

Lauren brings her talents, training and enthusiasm to lead our church as our Senior Pastor. Lauren is gifted in preaching, administrating, and pastoral counseling. Lauren served as an associate pastor at GFBC from 2011 to 2016 and was called as Senior Pastor in 2016.

Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Psychology at Campbell University in 2006, and received her Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in 2009.  During divinity school, Lauren was a Pediatric Chaplain Intern at UNC Hospitals, and after graduation from Duke, Lauren completed a year of Clinical Pastoral Education as the Pediatric Chaplain Resident at UNC Hospitals and later extended her education there as a Pediatric Chaplain Fellow. Lauren was ordained as a minister by HomeStar Fellowship in 2010. Her husband Adam also graduated from Campbell University; they were married in 2009 and have two children—Isaac and Hannah.