“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~Henry Ford
For over three decades, Scott has poured his life into missions, church planting, pastoral ministry, and leadership development. Before this current role, Scott and his wife Kara, were senior pastors of Life Church in Shreveport, Louisiana from 2000 to 2014. Prior to pastoring in Louisiana, they served on the island of Ebeye in the Marshall Islands and in the city of Barnaul, Russia (Siberia). In addition to multiple degrees in science, missions and theology, Scott is completing his first doctorate degree from AGTS.
Eric was born in New Orleans and is a lifelong resident of Louisiana. He was born-again as a university student while studying theatre at Nicholls State University. After his conversion in 1982, he started the first Chi Alpha group at Nicholls. Since that time, he and his wife Anabelle, have served as a US Missionary specifically at Nicholls and the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. Eric oversees all of Chi Alpha in the South-Central Area (New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana).
Den has been actively serving in ministry for over 25 years, all in Louisiana. He was ordained in April, 2004. Den and Bonnie have served as Lead Pastors of Crossing Place Church since 2011. They have been married for 27 years and have three children and three grandchildren. Den has a bachelors degree in accounting and a master’s degree in Bible and Theology, both from SAGU. Den and Bonnie love to travel…one of their goals is to run a 5K in every state in the US. They both love football. Their favorite teams are the Saints and LSU, and they are strongly committed to their dislike of that professional team from Georgia and the college team two states east!
Charlie has a variety of experiences with family ministries. Prior to this role, Charlie served with Chi Alpha at the University of Louisiana under Eric and Anabelle Treuil. Charlie has served with Youth Alive for the Georgia District, been a high school teacher, and a youth pastor. Charlie has earned a M.DIV from Southwestern A/G University. His wife Candice is a Licensed Practical Counselor at a local elementary school and together, have three children: Nathan, Joseph and Emmaline.
Hailing from south Louisiana, Brenda Viator has served in a variety of ministries such as Missionettes, Mom's Ministry, and teaching Women's Bible Studies for the past 24 years. Currently a Licensed Minister, Brenda's passion is to help people identify, define, and walk out their God-calling. Brenda serves as both the Credentials Administrator and Director of the Louisiana School of Ministry. She considers it an honor and privilege to encourage, equip and assist students and leaders for ministry. Brenda and her husband, Jonathan, have been married for 14 years and have 5 children.
Donnie has a wide range of experience, serving over twenty years in a variety of ministry roles and working in the construction industry for more than thirty years. He and his wife, Brandi, are currently lead Pastors of Celebration Worship Center in Sulphur. His mix of church ministry and construction experience have perfectly equipped him to serve as our Twin Lakes Campground Director. He is a vital part of revolutionizing our campground and continuing our campground mission: What happens here changes the world.
Gary has always had a heart and compassion for missions and missionaries. For over 50 years he has raised millions of dollars to move the cause forward, so others might know Jesus. Before his present role, Gary and his wife Dee were Louisiana State Youth Directors for 22 years and raised over 7 million dollars to help equip our Louisiana missionaries. Gary's heart is for missionaries to be equipped with all they need to spread the gospel.
Sullivan was a campus missionary with Chi Alpha at McNeese State University for ten years prior to joining Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles as Administrative Pastor. Sullivan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nicholls State University and a master’s degree in Instructional Technology from McNeese State University. He is currently pursuing his Master of Art Degree in Bible and Theology from Southwestern Assembly of God University. Sullivan and his wife Shonda have been married for 17 years and have 3 sons and one daughter.
Kara has traveled the world and served in ministry on several continents. Her calling has been a long-time career as an RN working in hospital health care as well has a global missionary, worship leader, mentor, speaker, mother and pastor’s wife. Kara’s connection to life through nursing keeps her message and ministry real and authentic. Kara’s passion is investing into the lives of ladies as they maneuver and grow through the opportunities and challenges of life.
Pastors Deven and Kathy are both graduates of Southwestern Assemblies of God University. They planted The Mission Church in February of 2001 and are truly amazed by what God has done in and through The Mission Church. They have been married for 37 years, have 3 wonderful children and 8 incredible grandchildren.
The Mission Church has planted 3 churches in Louisiana and multiple international churches. Their call from God is to see and help facilitate church plants throughout Louisiana as well as the nations by equipping and releasing men and women into ministry.
For over 25 years, Alton has faithfully served the Louisiana Royal Ranger Adventure Academy. His passion for mentoring boys and training men began in his local church’s Royal Ranger ministry in Pearl River, Louisiana. Since then, he has trained men to become servant leaders throughout the United States, Ghana, and Nigeria. Alton was ordained as an Assemblies of God minister in 2005 and continues to invest in his personal growth as a leader.