It is our conviction that healthy churches are 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.
Brandon and his wife Anne Marie have been serving the St. Rose Community since January of 2016 when they were sent out of FBC Kenner to start a new church in St. Rose. Since moving to St. Rose, they had their first son, Owen Nehemiah Langley in 2017. Brandon holds a B.A. in Christian Studies from Truett-McConnell University, a M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry from Southern Seminary. Brandon has a passion for preaching of God’s Word, shepherding God’s church, and raising up of future ministry leaders. He serves as a full-time staff pastor of St. Rose Community Church.
Drew O’Neal and his wife Bethany have been serving at St. Rose Community Church since December of 2017. They moved from Kentucky to New Orleans for Drew to pursue his MDiv at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Bethany works as a nurse in the city and Drew is set to graduate this May. As a staff member, Drew wears many hats. He leads us in musical worship each week, teaches a community group, oversees administration of the church, leads our welcome team, and he is preparing to direct our St. Rose Bible Institute this summer.
The Picard family has faithfully served St. Rose Community Church for almost three years. Stephen and his wife, Blythe, have a passion for making disciples and especially for international missions. They have both served in a variety of international contexts, but God has providentially led them to our church for such a time as this. Stephen works as an engineer at Entergy, and Blythe is a full-time mom to their three children, Elliot, Evangeline, and Wesley. Stephen is a humble man of God who shepherds well both his family and the church. He serves in a volunteer capacity as one of St. Rose Community Church's elders offering oversight and pastoral care. We are blessed to call Stephen one of our pastors!
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.