Pastor Wayne D. Baker, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Baker has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at Spirit Filled for over 30 years. He and his wife have three children.
Church History:


As early as the spring of 1983, Pastor Baker realized that God was requiring him to start a church. In 1984, Pastor Baker took steps to begin an outreach ministry in this area. Being led by the Spirit of God, he felt the need for discipleship ministry with every member being trained and equipped to win souls for Christ. The vision was shared with other brothers and sisters who together became organizers.

After much prayer and communion with God, the group met at Burger King on Wynnton Road in Columbus, Georgia. A closer walk with Jesus, a spiritual renewal, an outreach to the lost, bruised, broken, forgotten, depressed, and all needy souls were imperative. Through Pastor Baker’s leadership, a church filled with the Spirit of God and led by the Holy Ghost was the burning desire of this group. Realizing that the church must completely rely on the Holy Spirit to accomplish this great task, the name Spirit Filled was suggested. The Modern Free Complex on 5th Avenue in Columbus, Georgia was agreed as the worship site. Discipleship training, a bus ministry, a door to door ministry, and a radio ministry were discussed as future projects.

On November 4, 1984, Spirit Filled Ministries officially began church service. Approximately 15 people joined Spirit Filled at the first worship service. From this initial membership, a choir was organized. Evening worship, discipleship training and Bible study began later in November 1984. 1n 1988, Spirit Filled Ministries acquired 5 acres of land at the corner of Morris Road and Mulberry Drive. In 1992, the church constructed a beautiful 8000 square foot facility. In 1993, the 3rd Sunday in October, the church moved to its present location at 3898 Mulberry Drive.

Spirit Filled continued to grow. In 2002, the church built a 15,000 square foot family life center. An academy, Spirit Filled Academy Inc., was started. In 2005, the church renovated its sanctuary. The church continued to expand its capacity to minister and now has two worship services.