Media / Property Director
Laken is the Director of Media and Property at East Maryville Baptist Church. He maintains the 90,000 square foot facilities and also upkeeps the churches social media, website, and other media involved tasks. He is passionate about telling stories through video and how this ever-evolving outlet can be used to reach more and more people for Christ. Laken has served as the media director at a sister church, helped run the media production at the Southern Baptist Convention, and traveled all over the southeast working as a videographer for CentriKid Camps.
Laken graduated from Maryville High School in 2010. Following high school, he attended Carson-Newman University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree and double major in Religion and Communications—Media Studies. He loves to travel and has been fortunate enough to visit Israel, South Africa, Jamaica, and various other places spreading the love of Jesus.
In July 2015, he married his college sweetheart, Amy, and they now live happily in Louisville, TN. They do not have any children yet, but pour all of their love into their dog (Lily) and two cats (Mako & Leia). Laken is enthusiastic about Jesus, playing the drums (a.k.a., trashcan) and all things outdoors.