Pastor Heath was born in the south and raised in Missouri, where he met Beth. Growing up in the same church, they began dating at age 16 and have been together ever since. Later, both attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. There Heath felt the call of God upon his life on the University Campus through Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. He has served as a young adult pastor, associate pastor, and has served Sanctuary as Lead Pastor since January 2014. Beth is a licensed Physical Therapist.
Pastor Heath is ordained with the Assemblies of God, holds a MA in Biblical Studies and BA in Psychology. He serves on several teams in the Louisiana District of the Assemblies of God, on the LaSalle Ministerial Alliance, and helps direct the LaSalle Parish Celebrate Recovery.
- Heath loves yardwork, gardening, hunting/shooting, drawing, reading Christian biographies, and studying the Word
- Favorite Podcasts: Bravehearted Voices, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Time Square Church,
- Favorite Books: Christian history, revivals, and biographies
- Beth loves roller coasters, laughing, shopping, and being outdoors
- Both love to travel, ride ATVs, play board games, watch movies, read and play with their kids
Pastor Evelyn Thompson
Evelyn is a dynamic women of God and teacher of the Word. She and her late husband, Pat, were radically called by God in their twenties and pioneered several churches in central Louisiana. The Thompson’s have a great legacy of ministry, including two sons who became pastors. One son, Eddie Thompson, was the former pastor of Sanctuary until his passing in 2013. Today, Ms. Evelyn continues to serve central Louisiana after over 40 years of ministry; teaching and preaching the Word and ministering to those in need.
Worship Team Leader
Stacey serves as our church office administrator and worship team leader. She and her husband Wayne serve in a variety of roles behind the scenes at Sanctuary and keep our wheels turning. Chances are if you call or come by the church you’ll meet one of them!
Kid’s Team Leader
Shannon is a wife and mother of three. She coordinates our Sunday and Wednesday kids teams. She has a heart of service, is an excellent organizer and planner, which makes her an awesome Kid’s Team leader. Find her on Sundays at the Kid’s check-in station or join the Kid’s Team by attending one of our monthly parent/volunteer meetings!