Staff & Ministry Team Leaders

“Senior Pastor”
Zach Anderson
Zach became the pastor of Cheniere Baptist Church in March of 2014. He has been married for 6 years to his wife Kristin and they have been blessed with two beautiful little girls and a handsome little boy. Zach was born and raised in Martin, LA, and was reared in the faith at Martin Baptist Church. He surrendered to the ministy in 2008 and has been faithfully serving ever since. 
     In 2012, as the Student Pastor of Cherry Ridge Baptist,He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel.  He graduated in 2011 with his bachelors from Northwestern State University; and in 2014 completed his Masters at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
“Music Minister”
Brent Avara
      Brent was born and raised locally in West Monroe, LA. He has had a passion for music for most of his life. He was saved at the age of 13 and has been obedient to God’s calling to lead worship ever since. His simple desire is to be able to lead people in encountering God’s presence.
   Brent is a realtor for Coldwell Banker, as well as an aspiring Christan song-writer. He is a graduate of West Monroe High School. Currently  he is pursuing his Bachelors in Music Ministry at Louisiana Baptist University.
“Youth Minister”
Bryan Ulmer
Bryan became the student minister in January of 2018. He is a native of Benton, La; and he is currently a student at Louisiana Tech University. Bryan is working toward an undergrad in Nursing, and plans to pursue Seminary upon completion
Bryan previously served at Seeker Springs encampment, and currently Works at Lowes Home Improvement. He is a big fan of baseball, and has a heart to see students transformed by the gospel. 
Children’s Minister
Kinsley Armstrong
Kinsley became the Children’s Minister in August of 2017. Born and raised in West Monroe, LA; kinsley  grew up attending OakGrove Baptist Church. She is currently attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where she is pursuing a Bachelors in “Christian Ministry”, with a minor in “Christian Eductaion.” 
Kinsley has previously served at Seeker Springs encampmnent, and in the summer of 2017 she served on the State Conventions “GOLA” Team. Kinsley has a heart to see children come to know Jesus.

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