Our staff works diligently each day to empower the Church to minister to the community.  Our staff is ready, willing, and able to help serve you.  Feel free to call on anyone to help you out.


Ministerial Staff


Eric Sonnier, Pastor

Eric has been a member of FBCJ for the past sixteen years, serving as deacon, Children’s Pastor and Youth Pastor. Eric has a passion for preaching the Word of God and encouraging believers to share their faith. He continues to be actively involved with the youth group, working with other leaders to equip the next generation of the church.

Eric is married to Cindy, and they have 7 kids. He is a native of Jennings and he loves his community and is active with the recreation leagues and other community activities.

Eric has a desire to serve, teach, and challenge the next generation of the church. He is working to help bring unity with other local churches and help the church to be “The Light” to everyone in the community.

His life verse is Acts 20:24But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”



Brian Wells, Minister of Education and Senior Adults

Brian leads with compassion as he serves the Senior Adults and oversees education for the church.  The education duties include preparing and overseeing Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Connect Groups, and many others.  Brian also serves as the Church Administrator, ensuring the day-to-day operations and needs of the church are being met.  In this role, Brian heads the First Baptist School and Mother’s Day Out programs.   Brian has been serving the church since 1995 and is a vital link to the history and personality of the church.

Brian is married to Joni and they have 2 boys.  Brian’s desire is to serve senior adults along with the church in any way possible.  Brian oversees several ministries and ensures things run smoothly by taking care of details that may sometimes be easily overlooked.  Brian earned his first master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and his second master’s degree in Religious Education.  Brian previously served in ministry at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.

Brian is well known throughout the community for having a servant’s heart.


Bradley Meyers, Youth Minister

Bradley has been a member of First Baptist Jennings for eight years. He is married to Amber, and they have one son. Bradley has served as Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, and Deacon. He is dedicated to helping and serving others. He can be seen around the church taking care of different tasks that may often seem to go unnoticed. He also sees that the widows of the church are taken care of.

Bradley’s goal for youth ministry is to assist in equipping the next generation of our church by sharing Jesus’ love, sharing biblical/God centered lessons, and showing the students how essential building Godly and trustworthy relationships are to a Christian’s life, especially while being young.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12



Office Staff

Cindy Sonnier, Church Secretary/Administrative Assistant

Roy Robison, Financial Secretary


FBC PreK & Kindergarten Staff

PreK 3 : Teacher – Mrs. Jolaine McCluer; Aide: Mrs. Lana Beth Thibodeaux
PreK 4 Class 1: Teacher – Mrs. Ashley Bishop; Aide: Pat Clifford
PreK 4 Class 3: Teacher- Mrs. Bethany Compton; Aide: Alexis Buller
Kindergarten: Teacher – Mrs. Debi Fontenot; Aide: Gabbie LaVergne


Mother’s Day Out Staff

Director Amber Meyers
Assistant Director – Jessica Sonnier