Rusty Canoy has been the Pastor of First Baptist, Lexington since March, 2008. He has previously served as Pastor of First Baptist Church, Meridian, Comanche, OK; First Baptist Church of Roosevelt, Lubbock, TX; First Baptist Church, Idalou, TX; and Ridgemont Baptist Church, Abilene, TX. A graduate of Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Canoy graduated Summa Cum Laude with an M.A. in Christian Leadership from The Criswell College in Dallas, where he was rewarded the 1999-2000 Paige Patterson Preaching Award. He has also done additional Graduate study at Southwestern Seminary, Ft. Worth, and Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX. Canoy and his wife, Amy, have two children, Carrie and Lindsey. In his spare time, Rusty enjoys family, golf, books and reading, gardening, and antique auctions.