Bro. Jessie comes to us with many years of experience in all areas of church leadership. He previously held the positions of Senior Pastor of Common Ground in Bossier City, LA.; Youth Pastor at Beulah Land Baptist Church on Haughton, LA.; and Senior Pastor of Family Baptist Fellowship in Haughton, LA. He became an ordained deacon by Eastwood Eastwood Baptist church in 1999 and then ordained pastor in 2001. He also held jobs as a welder with Frymasters for 15 years, and worked in the Bossier Parish School System as a Bus Driver and Custodian.
When it comes to work within the church, his philosophy is that he will never ask us as a congregation to do anything that he is not willing to do himself. He is our pastor, our friend.
Bro. Jessie has been married to his high school sweetheart, Melissa, since 1986. They have two children, Cody and Christina. He has a grandson, Kyler and a granddaughter, Gia.
His hobbies are spending time with his family and friends, watching NASCAR and riding motorcycles.
His favorite Scripture from The Holy Bible is:
"But God demonstrated his own love for us in this: While we were sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
Rhonda has been a member of the church since February 1994 and has held the position of secretary since August 2006. She is married to David W. Allen Senior and has been since 1978. They have four children, David Allen Jr., D'Anna Allen, Daniel Allen, and Michelle Denman. She has five grandchildren, Breanna Allen, Elisa & Ariel Ziegler and Ryleigh & Jensen Allen.
Email Rhonda at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Baptist Church Oil City
Music Minister Bro. Autry Brown, Jr.