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April Baker

Lecturer of Church and Ministries

April Baker, pastor of Glendale Baptist Church in Nashville, serves as Lecturer in Church and Ministries at the Vanderbilt Divinity School. In addition to being part of the Field Education teaching team, she has supervised numerous VDS Field Education students both in her congregation and in other areas of placement. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Furman University (1985) and a Master of Divinity from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1989). 

Prior to coming to Nashville, April worked in the public school system in North Carolina as an educational interpreter and tutor for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, served as a case manager and counselor in a residential alternative-to-prison program for women and their children, and spent a few years doing systems administration in the corporate world.