Dr. Lance Hartsfield and his wife Janeen were both raised in Christian homes and were very involved in church their whole lives. They both trusted Christ as Savior and Lord at an early age but did not meet until their teenage years. In 1988 Lance and Janeen were married and moved to Chattanooga, TN, where Lance was in college. After graduating from Tennessee Temple University in 1990, they moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1993. At that point, Lance was pastoring a loving group of patient people at Second Baptist Church in Ranger, Tx. In June of 1993 Lance and Janeen moved to Dilley where he became the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dilly, Texas. In 2009 Lance enrolled at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky for their Doctor of Ministry program that is designed for pastors who cannot move to their campus. Lance received their Doctor of Ministry degree in 2012.
Lance and Janeen have two wonderful children (Kathleen and Levi) who are both adults and are married to incredible spouses (William and Sarah).