LOUISIANA STATE CHAPTER
The Louisiana state chapter is the fourth state affiliate of the national Conservative Baptist Network formed in February 2020 to bring positive, biblical solutions that strengthen the SBC in an effort to fulfill the Great Commission and influence culture.
LOUISIANA STATE LEADERSHIP
Philadelphia Baptist Church
Dr. Philip Robertson, SBC Executive Committee member and two-time past president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, is senior pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Pineville, La., and served as a member of the Louisiana Baptist Convention Executive Board from 1997-2003, including two years as president of that board. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Robertson also serves on committees and boards for his local association and the Louisiana Baptist Convention.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Nathan Davis currently serves as senior pastor at First Baptist Church, Coushatta, La. Throughout his 24 years of ministry, he has served in various roles including as youth pastor, associate pastor, board of trustee member at Louisiana College, president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Pastor’s Conference and is a current Executive Board member of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He has studied abroad in Greece and Oxford, England and received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about the conservative values held by the Southern Baptist Convention and is honored to be a part of the Conservative Baptist Network.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Steve Folmar is the senior pastor at First Baptist Church Houma. Folmar began serving FBC in 1999. During his time at FBC, the church has started Covenant Christian Academy and moved from a downtown campus to its present location. Folmar is a 1983 graduate of Mobile College with a B.A. in ministry, a 1994 graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with an M.Div degree, and a 2009 graduate of the Master’s International School of Divinity with a D. Min. degree in counseling. Folmar is married to Jan, and they have three sons and three grandchildren.
Jefferson baptist church
Baton Rouge, la
Dr. David Goza, current president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention executive board, serves as pastor at Jefferson Baptist in Baton Rouge, La. Goza holds a Ph.D. in church history from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ouachita baptist church
West Monroe, La
Dr. Holloway, a current member of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee and a past president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, serves as pastor of Ouachita Baptist Church. Born and raised in West Ouachita Parish, Holloway later moved to New Orleans to attend seminary in August of 1984, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. Holloway also holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tenn. He has been the pastor of four churches in northern Louisiana and one church in Georgia.
WOODLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH
BATON ROUGE, LA
Dr. Lewis Richerson has served as pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church since 2012. He previously served at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in various capacities from 2005-2012 where he also received his Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages (M.Div.) and Doctor of Philosophy in Preaching (Ph.D.) degrees. Richerson began his pastoral ministry in 1999, while a senior in high school, as an interim pastor in rural Rapids Parish, La. That experience, along with his other ministry experiences (he served churches in Louisiana and Texas) have given him a passion for people and the Word of God. In addition to leading in the local church, Pastor Richerson has been instrumental in launching a ministry in India that includes an accredited Bible college and seminary, church planting efforts all over India, an orphan ministry, and pastor training.
HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH
Corey Smith is the senior pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Shreveport, La. He received his theological education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has traveled throughout the world preaching and teaching at seminaries, churches, and conferences. His desire is to glorify God by making disciples of all nations.
Louisiana pastors form Conservative Baptist Network state chapter
Bossier City, La.—Today the Conservative Baptist Network announces the launch of its Louisiana state chapter. With more states soon to launch, CBN continues to expand as a localized, grassroots effort.
Leading the Louisiana chapter as a lead state coordinator is Philip Robertson, SBC Executive Committee member and two-time past president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Robertson is senior pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Pineville, La., and served as a member of the Louisiana Baptist Convention Executive Board from 1997-2003, including two years as president of that board. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Robertson also serves on committees and boards for his local association and the Louisiana Baptist Convention.