Gavin was born in Northampton, England where he lived a formative 3 weeks before crossing the ocean to return to America. After short stays in Ohio and Virginia, Pastor Pratt lived most of his life in Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.
He came to North Carolina in response to God’s calling on his life to ministry. Gavin earned his masters of divinity Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. During that time he met his wife Julie and they married in 2005. His obedience to God’s calling led him to the full time ministry as senior pastor of North Lexington Baptist Church in Lexington North Carolina. Gavin and Julie have 4 children: Riley Grace, Joshua, Madelyn and Piper.
Gavin’s sermons are biblically based and incorporate scholarly exposition. He offers guidance to people of faith in Jesus and challenges believers of all ages to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, to bear fruit in every good work and to increase in their knowledge of God. Gavin embraces the beliefs, values, and mission statement of North Lexington Baptist Church and actively supports our ministries.
He delights in his responsibility to lead the church with a team of Spirit filled and wise deacons. Gavin’s primary areas of ministry are teaching, pastoral care and evangelism. His vision is to help build a diverse church united by the common desire for the love of Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit. He is committed to equipping the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ