Ministers


  • Mike Baker

    Pulpit Minister

    Mike Baker began his work with Concord Street in June of 2017. He and his wife, Carla, are both from Kentucky. They met as students while at Freed-Hardeman and married in 1983. They have twin sons, Jonathan and Joseph, who live in the Nashville area. 


    Mike had a corporate career before entering ministry and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Georgia State University. Additionally he has a B. A. in Bible from Heritage Christian University and a Master of Ministry from Freed-Hardeman University. In 24 years of ministry prior to coming to Concord Street, Mike has ministered to churches in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas and Alabama.

  • Kenny Backhaus

    Youth Minister

    Kenny Backhaus is the youngest of three siblings, and was born and raised in Orlando, FL. Kenny has attended the Concord Street Church of Christ for his entire life, and has recently served as the youth ministry intern. Since his graduation from Florida Christian College, Kenny has moved into full-time ministry, serving as the youth minister at Concord Street.


    Kenny met his wife, Bethney Backhaus, at the Central Florida Bible Camp. Both have graduated from the Mount Dora Christian Home and Bible School, and were married in June of 2007. They currently reside in Tavares, FL and are both extremely passionate and grateful to be able to serve at the Concord Street Church of Christ.


    Kenny is a graduate of Florida Christian College in Kissimmee, FL. He graduated in May of 2008 with a BA in Bible and Youth and Family Ministry. While at the college, Kenny was active in many things including the collegiate basketball team. Upon graduation, Kenny recieved the Youth and Family Ministry Award for the class of 2008.


    He is currently working on his Masters in Ministry from Heritage Christian University. Bethney graduated the following year with a degree in Elementary Education. After teaching for a few years, Bethney now stays at home with her daughters and runs a thriving photography business (www.bethneybackhaus.com). Kenny and Bethney reside in Lake County, FL with their two daughters Finley Rae and Lennon Jane. Kenny brings to the student ministry a strong desire to serve God and be strong in the Word, as well as a heart to serve others.

  • Dan Cawthon

    Campus Minister

    Dan Cawthon was born in Decatur, Alabama, to Bob and Gloria Cawthon and grew up in San Diego, California. His family moved to Orlando when Dan was a senior in high school and he has lived in Florida since.


    Dan attended F.T.U., now known as the University of Central Florida, for nearly three years. He later worked as a grocery store manager and then went into the food sales business. In 1995, Dan became acquainted with Wade Brown and shared his interest in helping start an Inner City Ministry at Concord Street in August of that year. Dan first served as a volunteer and later filled a part-time, paid position in the Inner City Ministry. For the past three years, he has served as the full time Inner City Minister at Concord Street. This ministry, which works with children, their families and others who live in Orlandos inner city neighborhoods, also started an inner city church in 2002 at Midtown Church of Christ.


    Dan met his wife, Magaly, on a mission trip to San Cristobal, Venezuela, that was sponsored by Concord Street. Dan and Magaly were married in December 1998, and they now have two children, Daniel and Ariana.


    When Magaly arrived in Orlando with her new husband, she spoke very little English. So, Dan and Concord member Alonzo Herrera started a Spanish service that has grown from just seven members to a larger congregation that continues to meet today at Concord and has its own full-time minister.


    In addition to his love for the Lord and reaching out to the lost, Dan enjoys the outdoors, camping, hiking, working in the yard and wildlife. He also enjoys participating in sporting activities and following his favorite sports teams.

  • Lucas Vasconcellos

    Spanish Minister

    Lucas Vasconcellos is married to Lilian for 35 years. He has been a member of the Lord's church for at least 55 years.Lucas is a graduate of the Sunset International Bible Institute since when it was Sunset School of Preaching. He graduated in 1974 and in 2009 he earned his "Bachelor of Biblical Studies" degree also from Sunset. he is an experienced  lecturer, writer and radio program presenter, but above all a wise man that with his advice shows the right path to reach and follow God's word.


    Lucas Vasconcellos es casado con Lilian ha 35 años. Miembro de la iglesia del Señor a por lo menos unos 55 años. El  fué graduado por la Sunset Preaching School en 1974 y  ya en la Nueva Sunset International bible Institute en 2009 recibio la graduacíon  de "Licenciado en Estudios Biblicos" Es un experimentado conferencista, escritor presentador de programas de radio, pero sobre todo un hombre muy sabio que con sus consejos, ilumina el camino correcto por donde debemos andar según la voluntad de Dios