Bro. Jeff Coleman
Jeff Coleman serves as Senior Pastor of First Baptist. He is a 1984 graduate of Bastrop High School and served in the U S Army. After returning to Louisiana, He married his wonderful wife Teresa from Downsville, in 1990. God blessed them with 2 daughters, Missy and Hannah. They left Louisiana in 1999 to attend seminary in Memphis, TN and upon completion their family served as church planters in Central Asia. After 10 years of faithful service, The Lord called them back into the pastorate. Jeff and Teresa love being back in North Louisiana, so they can spend as much time as possible with their 3 precious granddaughters. If Jeff is not with those babies or studying God’s Word, you will find him in a deer stand, calling turkeys or on the lake.
Minister of Music
Keith Welch serves as Minister of Music for First Baptist. It is his passion to praise God through various types of music, including hymns, choral singing, and modern praise and worship. Keith is a native of West Carroll parish and has been involved in church music since he sang his first solo in church at age 4. He married wife Robin in 1997 and has two children, Abbey and Daniel. He also works as a real estate agent during the week. His hobbies include playing guitar, hunting, and attending his children's activities.
Brandy Wilson serves as church secretary for First Baptist. She is responsible for the day to day administrative duties for the church. Brandy is willing to lend a helping hand whenever possible and believes that church is not simply somewhere to go, but is a family you belong to. First Baptist Church is her family. Brandy is married to Michael and together they have one son, Reed. As many of our children do Reed keeps them both very busy however, in her spare time she enjoys re-purposing furniture, painting art and sports photography. Connect with her by contacting the church office (318)878-3724 during the office hours of Monday-Thursday 8:00—1:00 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ricky serves First Baptist by opening and closing the church during the appropriate times. Ricky was born in Delhi in 1958 and attended West Baptist church during his childhood. His family moved their letter to First Baptist church in 1972 and he attends to this day. Ricky volunteers in AWANA and sight & sound operation for church services.
Ricky is very passionate about being a part of The American Legion as well. He is currently a Sgt at Arms Officer.
You can connect with Ricky by contacting the church office at (318)878- 3724 Monday-Thursday.