Laurie came to First Baptist Church in 2002 from North End Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas. She also served at Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, during seminary. Laurie and her husband, Daniel, have two children. Laurie is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in Biblical Studies. She earned her Master's Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Christian Education with a Childhood Education concentration.