Our church is led by a plurality of elders. Some elders are paid by the church to devote themselves more fully to the work of the ministry and others serve in a volunteer capacity teaching God's word, shepherding God's people, and overseeing the affairs of the church.
Full-Time Staff Pastor
Brandon Langley and his wife Anne Marie have been serving the St. Rose Community since January of 2016. Brandon was sent out of FBC Kenner to start a new Gospel work in St. Rose. As of October of 2017, they became parents of their first-born son, Owen Nehemiah Langley. Brandon has received his B.A. in Christian Studies from Truett-McConnell University and his M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a passion for the preaching of God’s Word, the shepherding of God’s church, and the raising up of future ministry leaders. He serves as a full-time staff pastor of St. Rose Community Church.
Austin DeArmond and his wife Valerie moved to St. Rose in the summer of 2016 and have been faithfully serving St. Rose Community Church ever since. After a year of service as a faithful church member, Austin was found to meet the Biblical qualifications of an elder and was called by God and affirmed by our local congregation to serve as one of the pastors. Austin received his B.A. from Southeastern Bible College and his M.A. in Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Austin works full time as the campus pastor and teacher for Crescent City Christian School in addition to his volunteer pastoral ministry at St. Rose Community Church. In March 2018, the DeAmonds adopted their precious little girl, Addison.
OUR MINISTRY STAFF
Drew O’Neal and his wife Bethany have been serving at St. Rose Community Church since December of 2017. They married on May 27, 2017, and moved to the New Orleans area for Drew to begin his graduate degree in worship ministries at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Drew received his B.S. in pastoral ministry from Campbellsville University. He has a passion to lead the congregation in musical worship that is rich in theological truth, that proclaims the gospel, and that glorifies Jesus Christ.
Children's Ministry Director
Hope Rodgers joined the small core team of people who were sent out of FBC Kenner to help start St. Rose Community Church in January of 2016. She now serves part-time as our director of children’s ministry and our church secretary. Hope graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a B.A. in Christian Ministry. She pours her heart and soul out for the children of the St. Rose community and has a passion for seeing children become disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus.
Our church is deacon served. These men and women were affirmed by our congregation as having met the spiritual qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and have been appointed to serve our church family over a variety of service oriented ministries.
Deacon of Ushers and Security
Billy Booth grew up in a Christian home. At age 14 he realized he was not a Christian and accepted Christ as his personal savior and received believer’s baptism. After graduating from Louisiana Baptist College with a major in theology, his father encouraged him to attend the New Baptist Theological Seminary. After one year at the Seminary, Billy realized, with the help of one of his professors, that pastoral ministry was not his calling. He then became a New Orleans Police Officer because he had compassion for the victims of crime. After 8½ years he moved on to become a Louisiana State Trooper. He now has a retirement job as a Bomb Technician for the U.S Department of Homeland Security where he trains airport screeners to find bombs and bomb parts. He is an active member of the Gideons and serves as secretary of the Gideons Kenner Camp. He enjoys placing Bibles in the traffic lanes of life. He and his wife Theresa have 4 children and 14 grandchildren.
Deacon of Grounds and Upkeep
Jim Smith & his wife Gail came to SRCC after 38 years at FBC Kenner where Jim was an active deacon and Gail was a church secretary. Jim was ordained Deacon in 1974 at FBC Thibodaux. Both Jim & Gail attended Nicholls State University. They are the parents of 3 grown children, a son, and 2 daughters. They are the grandparents of 2 grandsons and 8 granddaughters and are expecting twin granddaughters in September. Jim’s passion other than being a great husband, dad, and Pops is a life of service for Our Lord and his people.
OUR RESIDENT INTERNS
It is our mission to raise up young ministry leaders. Each year we house a group of young men on the church property for discipleship, intense study of Scripture, and a variety of ministry opportunities. These young guys will one day serve the church as elders, deacons, missionaries, or as faithful disciple-makers in their work places and families.
In his senior year of high school, Andres professed faith in Jesus Christ and became one of the first ever to be baptized at St. Rose Community Church in 2016. Since then, Andres has grown tremendously in the Lord. He now serves by co-teaching a community group and through the discipleship of students at St. Rose Community Church. Andres is a college student at UNO seeking a degree in kinesiology. He enjoys rugby, the gym, and making the name of Jesus known.
Antione joined our church family in the fall of 2016. He works for a general contractor and gives much of his spare time to serving the church in a wide variety of ways. He plays multiple instruments for our worship team, is a vital volunteer in our weekly children's ministry, leads a community group, and helps out with the administration in the church office.
Alexander Primeaux was a college student at Leavell College when he joined the church planting team that was sent out from FBC Kenner to begin St. Rose Community Church. Since then, he has graduated with a B.A. in Christian Ministries and now works at Oschner Hospital. Alexander pours his heart and soul leading St. Rose Community Church's student ministry. He and his wife, Nicole, have a passion for using their lives and home as a ministry base for the next generation to become disciples who make disciples.
Fernando graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in computer science and now works for Oshner Hospital. In 2016 he joined our church planting team being sent out from FBC Kenner to start St. Rose community church. He now serves our church by heading up our tech ministry, serving on many of our international mission teams, and through teaching our Spanish community group that meets on Wednesdays. Fernando loves to run, travel and he has a servant's heart to go and do whatever the Lord has for him in the future.