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We are a church where you can feel at home as a part of our family. We seek to grow in our relationship with Christ and to impact our world. 


Everyone will know God intimately,

Believers will grow intentionally,

Disciples will go missionally. 


Becoming a member at MBC is the first step to becoming a part of our FAMILY. Our members are believers in Jesus Christ and are living out the FAMILY model. To join MBC please join us for worship to speak with one of our staff members. 


Faithfully participating in Small Group Bible Studies. Actively involved in kingdom-focused ministry. Meaningfully engaged in corporate worship. Intentionally sharing the Gospel. Lovingly giving of our resources. You are the church!


Thomas is a native of Nashville, TN but has called New Orleans home for over 30 years.  He has been the Senior Pastor at Metairie Baptist since 2005 (and previously served as interim at MBC prior to that time).  Thomas also serves at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as the Dean of Leavell College and a Professor of New Testament/Greek.  He has been on faculty at NOBTS for 26 years.  He received his BA degree from Union University and his MDiv & Ph.D. from NOBTS.  Thomas is married to Jana, who is active in the preschool ministry at Metairie Baptist.  They have two grown children both of whom are married, one living in New Orleans and the other living in Baton Rouge.  Thomas and Jana have most recently become grandparents for the first time with the birth of Audrey!


Thomas Strong


Patrick has served on staff at Metairie since 2015 but has been an active part of the church since 2013. He holds a BA degree from the University of Mobile and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursing a Ph.D in Evangelism. Patrick is native of Satsuma, AL and is married to his wife Leah. They have one son named Gideon.

Patrick Weaver

Youth and Pastoral Care


Carol has served at Metairie Baptist Church since 2011.  She is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  She is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.  Carol has served with the North American Mission Board in Miami, Florida as well as with the International Mission Board in Central Asia.  She has also worked for State Farm Insurance and has led music in three previous churches. She is married to Errol, a native of New Orleans, and loves to spend time with her three grandchildren.

Carol Wilken

Music and Administration


Dale has served at Metairie Baptist Church since 2016, but has been an active part of the church since 2013. Dale is a graduate of the University of Mobile, and received a Master of Divinity in Evangelistic Church Growth at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dale married his wife Amy in June of 2018. Dale has been on mission trips to Atlanta, Houston, Honduras, Haiti, and Brazil. 

Dale Garvin

Evangelism and Outreach

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