Lonnie came to serve as pastor at Caz Church in November 2013. He grew up in Tennessee, served in the U.S. Marine Corps in North Carolina, and most recently lived in Kentucky. While in the military, Lonnie met his wife, Catherine, and they have been married since 2001. The Atwoods live in South Buffalo with their seven children, who make life interesting on a daily basis. Lonnie’s desire is to daily follow Jesus, and to serve the members of the body by faithfully teaching God’s Word and leading others toward a joyful love of Christ. His hope is that, through the power of the Gospel, the glory of the Lord will spread in this community and throughout the greater Buffalo region. Lonnie holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.