Jania Lattimore

Jania Lattimore joined the First Baptist ministry team in the summer of 2018, bringing her enthusiasm, office skills and ability to work with a wide range of people to create a hospitable environment to those coming by the church throughout the week.  Jania has been invaluable as FBC works to communicate effectively with the church and community about our mission and ministry.

In past positions, Jania has really enjoyed being able to teach people new things.  She is a connector, connecting people with resources or things that they might need.  She also enjoys challenges; researching and learning new ideas to take back and teach in turn.  She was a Bible school teacher to toddlers, where she particularly loved hearing them sing our songs and teach their families what we learned.  Of her ministry here, she says: “Being a secretary here at FBC has allowed me to utilize all of my talents, because you never know what kind of assistance someone might need.”


What's one of your favorite Scriptures or Bible stories and why?

I think my favorite stories in the Bible is that of the Prodigal Son. To me, this shows true forgiveness and the strength.  I love all the bible stories because you can always apply it to your daily life and see it work in your favor.

Describe your "perfect" day.

My perfect day was the time my whole family took a vacation together, as adults. We   had so much fun and everyone I loved was there, so it was that much more special. I would love to plan to do this again.

What are your top three favorite books or movies?

*The Shack – This book taught me to look at God as a friend, and I never really thought of Him like this before, I feel like I have a better relationship with Him now. 

*The Boy in the Striped Pajamas- This book was so sad. But  I will always remember it Because it was the first time that I learned of the horrific tragedies that befell the Jewish people.

 *I do not think I have a favorite movie, but  my favorite type of movies are comedies, I will laugh at almost anything. So, give me a good Comedy any day

What's your favorite family tradition?

When I was younger, we used to have family reunions all the time. My mom has 6 brothers and sisters. We used to get together with some of them and see all our cousins and Aunts and Uncles. Now that we are all older and have families of our own, I wished we still have time to do this. This is one reason I like social media. Because even if I cannot see them in person, I can still check in with them and still be a part of their lives.

If you could have dinner with anyone (past, present, or future), who would it be and why?

I think that I would like to dinner with my father. On my father’s side, I am an only child. I met him only once before he passed away. I think that I would like to have dinner with him so that I could have a real conversation with him. Because I never really knew him, I find myself wondering about him.  I would have loved for him to have met his Grandson.