Heath Harris

Heath Harris

Lead Pastor

Pastor 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. Beth is a full-time mom and Physical Therapist at a local nursing home. Pastor Heath holds a MA in Biblical Studies, BA in Psychology and a Certificate in Crisis Counseling. He serves in various roles such as the President of the LaSalle Ministerial Alliance, director of the LaSalle Parish Celebrate Recovery, an Associate Presbyter within the Louisiana Assemblies of God, and has taught annually for the Louisiana School of Ministry and Caribbean School of Theology.

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.

Bradley Kitterlin

Bradley Kitterlin

Pastoral Intern

Bradley and Heather are Jena natives and have attended Sanctuary since January 2022. After being baptized and filled with the Spirit at Sanctuary, Bradley sensed a call for fulltime ministry. Currently, Bradley in enrolled at Global University’s Berean School of the Bible and is working to complete his ministerial certification. As of January 2024, he joined the Sanctuary staff full time. 

In his free time, Bradely loves working on old vehicles, riding anything that goes fast, and hanging out with friends.

Michelle Joubert

Michelle Joubert

Church Office Administrator

Michelle is a long-time member of Sanctuary and officially joined our team in January 2023. She loves being mom to Gabrielle, helping people, being thrifty, hosting events, and she enjoys raising her two dogs. 
churchoffice@sanctuaryfwc.com

Evelyn Thompson

Evelyn Thompson

Pastor Emeritus

Ms. 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 in various areas preaching, teaching Bible studies, and ministering to those in need.

Megan Kimball

Megan Kimball

Bookkeeper

Megan joined Sanctuary’s staff in January 2024 as bookkeeper. However, she also serves as volunteer Church Activities Coordinator, creating fun family events, overseeing church fellowships and more.

mkimball@sanctuaryfwc.com