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.
Interested in joining our staff? Please contact our church office for applications or inquiries regarding open positions.
Eric Sonnier, Pastor
Eric leads our Youth Ministry along with many other leaders. He leads Wednesday evening devotions, Sunday School, and Dig Deep.
Eric is married to Cindy and they have 7 kids. Eric is a Jennings High graduate and attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys going to Jennings sporting events and camping with Trail Life.
Eric has a passion to serve, teach, and challenge the next generation of the church.
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.
Tim Vanya, Music Minister
Pamela Stockwell, Church Secretary/Administrative Assistant
Pam is married to Ryan and their children are: Alexis, Jayden and Jacob. If you call the church office, Pam will likely be the person on the other end of the line with a warm greeting. In her spare time, Pam loves to camp with her family and loves to go on hiking trails. She also sews, gardens, and collects recipes. Her favorite pass-time is spending time with her family.
Nancy Walters, Church Clerk
Nancy works as the part-time secretary and Church Clerk. She has the authority to sign legal documents and maintains all the minutes from church business meetings. Nancy also maintains the church history and media. Bulletins and newsletters are the handy work of Nancy.
Nancy joined the church staff in 2007 after her retirement from nursing. She moved to Jennings from Michigan working as a registered nurse prior to her retirement. Nancy has two children and a host of grandchildren.
FBC School Staff
Pre-K3: Teacher – Mrs. Kendra Laidlaw, Assistant: Mrs. Ann Robison
Pre-K4 Class 1: Teacher – Mrs. Sonja Owers, Assistant: Mrs. Pat Clifford
Pre-K4 Class 2: Teacher – Mrs. Jolaine McCleur, Assistant: Mrs. Jovita Rice
Kindergarden: Teacher – Mrs. Diane Edwards, Assistant: Mrs. Debi Fontenot
Mother’s Day Out Staff
Director – Amber Meyers