Lane Fusilier is the twelfth Lead Pastor of Philpott Memorial Church. He was born to a Cajun dad and a Welsh mother in Southeast Texas and grew up in a fervent Christian home, but left the faith when he moved to Boston to study biology at MIT. Through the influence of a campus minister and .. Lewis, he returned to Christian faith during school. After transferring back to school in Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas in psychology, then graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in Old Testament studies. Later, he completed a D.Min. degree from the same school in 2004.
Lane met his wife Deborah Wootton in Dallas, through university friends. They married, moved to Waco, Texas to help launch a church, and pastored that church for 21 years. All four of their children were born in Waco.
Lane and debi moved to Hamilton in 1999 to join the staff of Philpott Church. All three of their sons married Canadian women, so they are here for life! They recently welcomed grandchildren: Ella Claire in May 2013, Theo in June 2013, and Grace Adelaide in November 2014.
In addition to preaching God’s Word most weeks, Lane spends his time at PMC mentoring the next generations of leaders through the Servant Pathway program; he also teaches Bible and Theology courses in the GreenHouse program, and sits on a number of ministry teams and committees.
As a co-founder of the TrueCity movement in Hamilton, Lane currently sits on the TrueCity Leadership Council, mentors a dozen church planters in the city, and facilitates the TrueCity Theological Dialogu, engaging leaders from two dozen Hamilton churches. Lane’s hobbies include reading, discussions with people who see the world differently, working out, and watching & coaching soccer.