ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) – Hoffmantown Church, Albuquerque, called Lamar Morin as its senior pastor on Sunday, Sept. 13. His first Sunday is Oct. 1.
Morin currently serves as the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's Leadership Development team leader. He accepted the position in the summer of 2013. Morin's wide range of roles at the BCNM made his position very diversified. His roles included supervising all children, preschool, youth and student work, church worship, Bible study classes and groups and managing the two BCNM camps. He worked with church leadership and church staff and theological training through Advance (Gateway Seminary). Morin preached all over New Mexico when needed and led worship for churches when asked. He supervised BCNM staff in the absence of the executive director. Morin is a member of and directs the New Mexico Singing Churchmen. With membership in the group since 1987, he also served as chief arranger and past president.
Morin came to the BCNM from serving on staff at First Baptist Church, Bloomfield (1994-2013). He first served as executive pastor of worship and education ministries (1994-2007). The church called him as senior pastor in 2007.
A 1980 graduate of Alamogordo High School, Morin went on to be a summa cum laude graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, Portales. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education (1984). He earned his Master of Arts in Religious Education (1987) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.
Morin began his ministry on the church staff of First Baptist Church, Dora, as their minister of music (1982). He served as minister of music and youth at Central Baptist Church, Stamford, Texas (1986-87). Returning to New Mexico in 1987, he served as minister of music and youth at Bethel Baptist Church, Roswell, until moving to Bloomfield.
Morin served on the BCNM's Executive Board (2007-2012), chairing it for his final two years. He has served as a member of the Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Nominations and the Teller's Committee. He was a board member for Inlow Baptist Camp and was a state church music specialist.
The Morins have four sons: Matthew, Michael, Marcus and Mac, and six grandchildren.