A first century model church
Meeting needs, building relationships & growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Serving God by serving others simply means we are a church that provides tangible needs to the communities we serve in order to reach hurting people for Christ, such as: counseling, health & wellness, ESL, private education, disaster recovery, family services, local & international missions, clothing and food, ministries for children, youth, and adults that are relevant for today.
Our BeliefsA First Century Model Church
Pastor Tom ShepardLead-Executive Pastor
Pastor Ben HarrisAssociate/Worship Pastor
Pastor Wade SmithCampus Pastor/Director of Education
Dr. Lawton SearcyAssociate Pastor/Prison Ministry
Pastor Mark YoungerMissions Pastor/Volunteer Coordinator
Pastor Kevin MossAssociate Pastor of Students
Gary SmithMedia-Tech/Senior Adult Director
Jean PutnamCAL Headmaster
How pure and innocent is a child’s love! As they grow, it’s my joy to help them learn about God’s love in creative and relevant ways. Since 2017, I have had the privilege of serving as the Headmaster of the Christian Academy of Louisiana. I have enjoyed providing support and encouragement for our school's leaders and teachers as well as for parents as they lay the foundation of spiritual growth at home.
Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Anna BerthelotPreschool Director
Catherine HarrisParent's Day Out Director
I’ve been serving at Church at Addis since 2011 alongside my husband, Ben Harris. At thirteen years of age I accepted Christ into my life. Early on, my plans were a lot different than His, but He had something special planned for me. He gave me a gift to love and teach the little hearts and minds of children about His truth. I’m blessed to serve with a willing and loving heart.
Niki GillikinAdministrative Assistant
Born and raised in West Baton Rouge Parish, I have always loved our small community. It was a blessing for me to find Church at Addis in 2010. I became Pastor Tom's administrative assistant not long after, when our church was very small. Watching both our church and community grow through the promises of Jesus Christ continues to amaze me every day. My husband Mike, myself, and our son Kaden live in Brusly. Our twin infant sons, Kameron and Kolston, live in heaven and in our hearts.