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THOMAS STRONG

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 also have two grandchildren, Audrey and Brooks!

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PATRICK WEAVER

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.

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CAROL WILKEN

Music & Administration

carol.wilken@metairiebc.org

Carol has served as the music minister at Metairie Baptist since 2011 and has had an integral role in keeping our office running smoothly. She is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Carol is a graduate of both Oklahoma Baptist University and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

Prior to joining Metairie Baptist, Carol has served with the International Mission Board in Miami, Florida and in Central Asia! She has worked for State Farm Insurance and has led music for three churches.

 

Carol is happily married to Errol, who is an active member of our church and a native of New Orleans, and they are grandparents to three grandchildren!

 

Some fun facts about Carol: She has studied five languages, has lived in eight states and three countries and has visited a total of nineteen countries. Her favorite hobby is reading – “so many books, so little time!”

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DALE GARVIN

Evangelism & Outreach

dale.garvin@metairiebc.org

Since 2016, Dale has served at Metairie Baptist Church focusing on heavily on how our church can positively impact our community. Dale is currently working on his Ph.D. in dbbjdb at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary after receiving a Master of Divinity in Evangelistic Church Growth. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Mobile – Go Rams!

 

In June of 2018, Dale married his wife, Amy. Dale’s passion to serve has resulted in mission trips throughout the world including Atlanta, Houston, Honduras, Haiti, and Brazil. 

 

In his spare time, Dale enjoys traveling and watching sports (especially football!), as well as watching all the Star Wars and Marvel movies! Dale is an avid collector and player of retro video games.

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AMY GARVIN

Children's Coordinator

amy.garvin@metairiebc.org

Dale has served at Metairie Baptist Church since 2016, but has been an active part of the church since 2013. He 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. 

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DESTYNE POUND

Youth Coordinator & Ministry Assistant

destyne.pound@metairiebc.org

Dale has served at Metairie Baptist Church since 2016, but has been an active part of the church since 2013. He 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. 

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ZAC CALDWELL

College Coordinator

zac.caldwell@metairiebc.org

Dale has served at Metairie Baptist Church since 2016, but has been an active part of the church since 2013. He 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. 

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ZACH COWART

Technology Coordinator

zach.cowart@metairiebc.org

Dale has served at Metairie Baptist Church since 2016, but has been an active part of the church since 2013. He 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.