Dr. Danny Lanier (center) of Little Rock was recently reappointed to the East Central Community College Board of Trustees. Dr. Lanier, shown with interim Board Chairman Dr. Jimmy Hollingsworth (left) of Lake and ECCC President Dr. Phil A. Sutphin following the October 2011 meeting in Decatur, previously served on the ECCC Board from 1999-2006. Dr. Lanier serves as Senior Pastor of Northcrest Baptist Church in Meridian, a position he has held since January 2009. He spent the previous 25 years in vocational evangelism. Dr. Lanier began his Evangelistic ministry in 1984 and has preached more than 1,100 revival meetings and crusades across America. Along with his work in the ministry, Dr. Lanier has recorded 15 Southern Gospel tapes and six compact discs. A graduate of Clarke College in Newton, he attended Mississippi College and the Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies in Jacksonville, Fla., and Covington Theological Seminary in Rossville, Ga., graduating with a Doctor of Ministry degree. In 2001, he was awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies. He is married to the former Janet Denise Lyle and they have two sons, Justin and Micah.