Tucker LaForce grew up in the church, and on a farm in Blacksburg, Virginia. He heard
the gospel numerous times as a boy, however, like many, he didn’t respond to the truth
until later in his life, after he personally experienced how empty the things of the world
truly were. When Tucker came to Christ in his mid-twenties, it was not a decision that
couldn’t be noticed. He surrendered his life to his Lord and Savior at this time, and has
never turned back from the incredible gift, and responsibility of what he had been given.
Tucker and Jody have been married for 16 years, and have 3 children: Faith, Parker,
and Millie. Radford Baptist Church was the only church that Tucker felt God was calling
their family to. After doing adequate research to determine where Radford stood
biblically (looking at the website and visiting personally), he was satisfied that Radford
was a church after God’s own heart, with strong biblical teaching, discipleship, and
children’s programs. God made it clear that this is where He was leading them.
Tucker has felt the clear calling of God on his life-- to preach and share the gospel, the
power and the truth that every man and woman desperately need. Although it is not to
be a senior pastor at this time, (as he originally thought), it is a call that will allow him to
use the great gifts God has given him to mold a generation of young people; our young
people. Tucker has accepted the position of interim Youth Pastor and will begin this fall
to train our kids with Romans 12:1-2 as his guide. The transformation of mind and heart
of each and every young person within the body of Christ is the goal God has given him.
It is one that will be the fruit of much prayer, instruction, and purpose. Join us in praying
for our youth to be molded and shaped into young people who will honor, bless, serve,
and glorify our great God. Pray for Tucker and Jody too, as they undertake this calling
with great joy.