Lead PastorPastor Heath was born in the south and raised in southeast Missouri, were he met his wife Beth at a local church as a teenager. In college, Pastor Heath radically encountered God and felt the call to full-time ministry. Leaving his pursuit of Psychology, Pastor Heath & Beth married and he became Ordained with the Assemblies of God. He served as a Young Adult and Associate Pastor in Columbia, Missouri before becoming Sanctuary’s pastor in January of 2014. Pastor Heath holds a MA in Biblical Studies and serves in leadership on the LaSalle Ministerial Alliance, the LaSalle Celebrate Recovery, and several teams within the Louisiana Assemblies of God.
Heath and Beth have two daughters, Arianna and Atalee. They love the outdoors, the beach, museums, theme parks, board games, a good movie, and spending time with friends and family.
Student PastorPastor Christian is a native of northwest Arkansas. After high school he attended a Ministry Training Program in Georgia where he met his wife, Breanna. Pastor Christian is Liscensed with the Assemblies of God. He and Breanna joined the Sanctuary team in July 2018.
Pastor Christian and Breanna love bike riding, playing and watching sports, board games, and hanging out with friends.
Care PastorMs. Evelyn Thompson is a pioneer of the Assemblies of God in Central Louisiana. She and her husband Pat planted and pastored a thriving church decades ago before his passing and two of her sons became Lead Pastors. Her son Eddie pastored Sanctuary for seven years, before his passing in 2013. Now retired and Ordained with the Assemblies of God, she serves part-time as our Care Pastor, preaching, leading Bible studies, and ministering to those in need.
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