Pastor Larry A. Gritton, SR.

Larry A. Gritton, SR.

Senior Pastor,

First Baptist Church of Lantana 

        Rev. Larry Gritton has been pastor at First Baptist Church of Lantana since 2001. Previously, he was pastor at Antioch Baptist Church in Edgefield, S.C., Southside Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga., and New Prospect Baptist Church in Clay County, Ky. 
        He also spent 33 years teaching at Christian schools in Kentucky, Florida and Georgia. Rev. Gritton coached high school basketball for decades, winning an impressive 600-plus games.
       He holds a B.A. from Georgetown (Ky.) College and an M.A. from Eastern Kentucky University, and also attended Union (Ky.) College. He is married to Linda Lee (Hodge) Gritton. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren.
       While his favorite book of the Bible is James, his favorite verse is Galatians 2:20 -- "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

--Above Bio Written by Tom Peeling

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