The Pledge


What It Is

The Pledge is a pastor-led initiative to increase support for missions and ministries through the Cooperative Program



  • We are compelled to do everything we can to share the Gospel.
  • Nobody can do everything.Together with Christ, we can do anything!




  • Enthusiastic about all that God is doing in our state.
  • Burdened by the state of our culture and the lostness that is all around us.
  • Inspired to sacrifice more and become better stewards of the resources given to the Cooperative Program.
  • Confident that pastors will lead their churches to rise up to the challenge of giving and going.

What It Is Not


We have a holy discontent with the state of our world. Our state and world are waiting for the church to be the church.


Southern Baptists have developed the most effective missionary strategy the world has ever known. No other denomination comes close to the resources and strategic missions partnership to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission.


We believe that when a church reaches out beyond itself, Jesus will bless it more than we could ever imagine.


This plan supports Louisiana Baptists Advance Plan which increases the percentages forwarded to SBC missions and ministries as churches increase their CP gifts.
As pastors, we are behooved to encourage our members to practice Biblical stewardship in their homes. It is therefore elementary for pastors to encourage each other to lead our churches to have a mindset of giving so that the Kingdom of God reaches people and places we could never reach on our own. We cast a challenge for you to join us.
We, as Louisiana Baptists, are committed to using the gifts received from the churches in a way that is completely, uncompromisingly glorifying to God and for His purposes in our state and around the world.

The Challenge


The Pledge will allow us to embrace our Mission, our Ministries, and our Method.


Here’s how you can participate:


Churches giving between 3% and 8% are challenged to move up 2% by 2020.


Churches currently more than 8% are encouraged to go to 10% by 2020.


Churches giving over 10%: We say thank you for your global vision! We are asking you to prayerfully do something more. For some it may be 1%. For others it may be just a reaffirmation of your commitment.

In Their Own Words

Pledge Participants

No Pastor Gathering Place-Wardville
No Pastor Immanuel, Morgan City
A J Trosclair Bethany, Oakdale
Aaron Dickinson First, Swartz
Aaron McGuffee Calvary, Slidell
Alan E Weishampel East Ridge, Lake Charles
Alan Miller Alto, Rayville
Alton Hodnett Beaver Creek, Oakdale
Andrew Donaldson First, White Castle
Andrew Voss Hillcrest, Franklinton
Andy Buckley First, Sulphur
Anthony Hicks Clifton, Franklinton
Austin Hand New Ebenezer, Castor
B. J. Maddox Rose Park, Shreveport
Ben Hackler First, Sterlington
Bill Dye North Monroe, Monroe
Bill Hudson First, Provencal
Bill Reid Calvary, Ruston
Bill W. Holifield Colyell, Livingston
Billy Castilaw Green, Oak Grove
Billy R Stevens Willow Point, Shreveport
Bob Adams Trinity, Hammond
Bobby D Daniel First, Vinton
Bobby Ensminger Calvary, Gilbert
Brad Bunting Midway, Jena
Brad Delaughter Satsuma, Livingston
Brent Romero First, Boyce
Brian D Prucey Elm Grove, Bossier City
Brian E Thurman First, Homer
Brian Gunter First, Pollock
Brian Johnson Mt Moriah, Hineston
Brian Rankin Bethany, Columbia
Brian Ray First, Robeline
Bruce Baker Maplewood First, Sulphur
Bruce Cardin East Winnfield, Winnfield
Bruce Worrell Sherwood, Baton Rouge
Bubba Hoggatt First, Marion
Buddy Hampton Belcher, Belcher
Byron Brown First, Lacombe
Byron Gray Lismore, Jonesville
C Lamar Huffman Trinity, Sulphur
Calvin T Hubbard Barksdale, Bossier City
Carl Benedict Parkview, Baton Rouge
Carl D Scroggs Mt Carmel, Florien
Carlos Trapp First, Oak Grove
Caroll Holmes Sharon, Dubach
Casey Lee Johnson Bonita Road, Bastrop
Chad Ballard Cypress, West Monroe
Chad Bolfa First, Krotz Springs
Charles B Ainsworth Canaan, Spearsville
Charles Ellzey Bethel, Livingston
Charles Lowe First Lone Pine, St Landry
Charles Malone First, Bernice
Charles McCants Midway, Livingston
Charles W Winstead Memorial, Lake Charles
Charles Wesley First, Jonesboro
Charlie Bailey Dry Creek, DeRidder
Chris Craig First, Ruston
Chris Thacker Emmanuel, Alexandria
Chris Willcutt Grawood, Keithville
Chris Young South Bossier, Bossier City
Christopher S Wheeler Enon, Franklinton
Chuck McInturf Woodridge, Shreveport
Clay Johnson Redeeming Grace
Clovis E Christman Flowers Landing, Newellton
Cole Permenter Bluff Creek, Clinton
Collin Wimberley Open Door Fellowship, Coushatta
Conrad Champagne Oak Grove, Cheneyville
Craig Beeman First, Winnsboro
Craig Jenkins Second Chance, Arcadia
Cullen T Clark First, Crowley
Cyle Clayton Calvary, Many
D. Clay Norwood Superior Avenue, Bogalusa
Dale Phillips Comite, Baton Rouge
Danny Perry Elizabeth, Elizabeth
Danny R Mitchell New Elizabeth Missionary, Shreveport
Danny Taylor Belle Park, Haughton
Danny Wilson Pleasant Hill, DeRidder
Darrell Dean Providence Road, Shreveport
Darrell Hieronymus Roanoke, Roanoke
Darrell Spencer Lake Charles First
Darryl Miller Hillsdale, Amite
Daryl Purpera FBC Central, Baton Rouge
David Cranford First, Ponchatoula
David E Crosby First, New Orleans
David Easterling Pine First, Pine
David Goza Jefferson, Baton Rouge
David Harrell First, Choudrant
David L. Shaw Parkview, Alexandria
David Lane Judson, Walker
David Permenter Beulah, Mansfield
David Trimbur Bayou Rouge, Evergreen
Dennis Baker Ridgecrest, Ridgecrest
Dennis R Ellis St Clair, Boyce
Dennis Sims Ellerbe Rd, Shreveport
Dennis Snoddy Cloverdale, Alexandria
Derek Cox Springs of Grace, Shreveport
Dominick C DiCarlo First, Jena
Don P Walker Olivet, Sulphur
Don Thornton First Waverly, Delhi
Donald W Cardin Hico, Dubach
Donnie Linson Herringville, Lake Providence
Dore Langely Cornerstone, Jennings
Doyle Kinnis Waldrop First, Amite
Duane Moreno Calvary, Tullos
Durhl R. Davis Anacoco First, Anacoco
Ed Downs First, New Iberia
Eddie Briery First, Vivian
Eddie Douglas Trinity, Turkey Creek
Eddie Wren First, Rayville
Edgar L Evans Cooper, Leesville
Edwin Max Rasbury First, Bienville
Eric W Harriman First, Columbia
Eugene Gullett Sorrento, Sorrento
Everett Geis North Acres, Minden
Fieldon Thigpen Memorial, Bogalusa
Frank P Treme Bayou, Slidell
Fred Dyess Victory, Walker
Fred Luter Franklin Avenue, New Orleans
Freddie P. Rodrigue Faith, Livonia
Freddie W Williford Ford Park, Shreveport
Frederick Brumfield Palestine, Bogalusa
Garry Massey Rock Corner, Dubach
Gary Dennis Old Zion Hill, Independence
Gary Norris First, Jonesville
Gene Gibson Unity, Cotton Valley
Gene Nix Shreve City, Shreveport
George Burris St James, Madisonville
George Higgens Dr W L Wise Memorial, Lena
George Treutlein First Ft Jesup, Many
Gerald Palmer West Lake, Doyline
Gevan Spinney First, Haughton
Gil Arthur First, DeQuincy
Glen Harrigill Riverside, Vidalia
Glen Whatley The Gathering Place, Tioga
Glenn George Gillis First
Greg Dunn New Zion, Oak Grove
Greg Tipton Mineral Springs, Dubach
Gregory L Clark Cedar Crest, West Monroe
Hardy Fred Estes Palestine, Grant
Harold Brown First, Ringgold
Harrell F Shelton Airline, Bossier City
Henry Laird Yancy Road, Glenmore
Howard Turner Live Oak, Denham Springs
Huey Moak Fellowship of Central, Greenwell Springs
Humberto Medina Iglesia Cristo Redentor, Mandeville
J. Kelly Coleman Unity, Oak Grove
Jaceson Johnson Westwood, Westlake

Jack G Bell First, Hornbeck
Jack Miller South Winnfield, Winnfield
Jacob Crawford Lifepoint Community, Mansura
Jake Roudkovski Bogue Falaya, Folsom
James Aubrey Meek Mulberry, Houma
James B Law First, Gonzales
James Courtney New Bethlehem, Denham Springs
James Daniel Pritchett Memorial, Metairie
James E Craft Calvary, Lafayette
James Foster Utility, Jonesville
James G King New Ouachita, Enterprise
James Gray Pearson First, Port Allen
James L Harper Temple, Winnsboro
James L Sellers Rocky Springs, Lisbon
James M Avance First, Baker
Jason Bland Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge
Jason Cole First, Simsboro
Jason Dubea Unity, Pineville
Jason Hoychick Westview, DeRidder
Jason Lupo Mount Paran, Shongaloo
Jason McGuffie First, Tallulah
Jason R McNaughten First, New Roads
Jason S Allen First, Belle Chasse
Jason Townley Pine Ridge, Melder
Jeff Coleman First, Leesville
Jeff Eagles Transylvania, Transylvania
Jeff Hoffman First, Arcadia
Jeff Hurst Pisgah, Bernice
Jeff Jinks Wallace, Pelican
Jeff Moore New Era, Monterey
Jeff W Meyers Greenwell Springs, Greenwell Springs
Jeffery B Ginn Istrouma, Baton Rouge
Jeffery Q Friend Suburban, New Orleans
Jeffrey A Raines First, Shreveport
Jeffrey L Cook Jennings First
Jeremy Blocker Simpson, Simpson
Jeremy Shepherd Pineville Park, Pineville
Jessie C Colston First, Oil City
Jessie J Charpentier Jenkins Memorial, St Martinville
Jim Efferson Indian Mound, Greenwell Springs
Jim Miers Calvary, Merryville
Jim Winegeart Lincecum, Pollock
Jimmy Keene Temple, Jena
Jimmy Pitson Clark Springs, Eros
Joe B Nesom First, Jackson
Joe Call Oak Forest, Leesville
Joe Don Hawthorn Bethel, Bastrop
Joe E Dunn Bethlehem, Albany
Joel Asah Hudgins Crossroads, Hammond
Joel P. Hilbun Vietnamese Hope, Baton Rouge
Joel R Willson New Life Church, Baton Rouge
Joel Williams First, St. Francisville
Joey Ketchum Western Hills, Shreveport
John Bost First, Many
John Cleveland First, Archibald
John D Hebert Glenmora, Glenmora
John D Jeffries First, Chalmette
John David Maxwell Red Bluff, Folsom
John Fream Cypress, Benton
John Pemberton Watson, Watson
John Sparks Antioch, Florien
John Ward Bellview, Westlake
John William Carrigan Oak Grove, Prairieville
Johnny Smith Goodwill, Oak Grove
Johnny Smith Leather and Grace, Epps
Jose (Emilio) Lora Horeb Hispanic, Chalmette
Joseph Garner III Christ Church, Lafayette
Joseph Jenkins Teche, Breaux Bridge
Josh Causey The Ring Community, Baton Rouge
Josh Currie Trinity, Natchitoches
Joshua Aaron Smith Mt Hermon, Mt Hermon
Joshua Powell Woodland, Springfield
Joshua R Eubanks First, DeRidder
Justin D Clark First, Lake Providence
Keith A Zachary New Covenant, Denham Springs
Keith M Adams Antioch, Minden
Keith Sheridan First, Pine Prairie
Ken A Gilmore Pine Grove, Ruby
Ken Schroeder First, Mandeville
Kenneth Chad Irvin Line Creek, Kentwood
Kenneth Herring Beulah, Oak Grove
Kenneth Hoots Pisgah, Jonesville
Kenneth Joyner First, Greenwood
Kevin Celestin First, Lockport
Kevin E Simmons Wayside, Pollock
Kevin K Hand Zoar, Baton Rouge
Kevin Paul Pinehurst, Ball
Kevin West First, Ville Platte
Kirk Jones Fellowship, Prairieville
Kurt Auger First, Farmerville
Kyle Peters Cherry Ridge, Bastrop
Larry A Hubbard Riverside, Denham Springs
Larry E Johnson Crossroads Community, Kenner
Larry Foster Maryland, St Joseph
Larry McEwen Northshore, Slidell
Laymond Tucker North La Cowboy Church, West
Lee T Wesley Community Bible, Baton Rouge
Leigh Rogers Dutchtown, Prairieville
Leland H Crawford First, Minden
Les Colvin First, Zachary
Lewis Richerson Woodlawn, Baton Rouge
Lindle Stewart New Light, Monroe
Lloyd D Whitman First, Dry Prong
Lonnie Gothrup Houston River, Sulphur
Louis L Charrier Washington, Washington
Lucas LaCour Alpine First, Pineville
Luis R. Bautista Iglesia Nueva Vida Mowata, Eunice
Luke Allen The Covenant Church, Benton
Luke Liechty Westside, Lake Charles
Luther E Sanson Twin Oaks, Bastrop
Lynn Clayton New Life, DeRidder
Marc Daniels First, Avondale
Marion Spence Baskin, Baskin
Mark Breland Esler, Pineville
Mark Crook Trees, Vivian
Mark Goree Immanuel, Hammond
Marty Wright New Sarepta, Sarepta
Matt Endris Fairview, Coushatta
Matthew Cate Emmanuel, Minden
Matthew Murrell First Mt Nebo, Jena
Matthew Smith Hebron, Bush
Mel Campbell Frierson, Frierson
Merelin McCon Northside, Denham Springs
Michael A Wilkinson Macedonia, Effie
Michael Callahan True Life, Slidell
Michael Carney Calvary, New Orleans
Michael Edens First, Folsom
Michael Luce Amite, Denham Springs
Michael M Hawley Emmanuel, Ruston
Michael Morris Foster Road, Baton Rouge
Michael Reichard Koran, Haughton
Michael Scott Grand Cane, Grand Cane
Michael Smith Brookwood, Shreveport
Michael Wood First, West Monroe
Mickey J. Bounds First, Delhi
Mickey Manning Paron, Sterlington
Mike Anderson Haynes Avenue, Shreveport
Mike Evans Elwood, Forest Hill
Mike Ferguson Lanier, Baton Rouge
Mike Hegwood Loranger, Loranger
Mike Honzell United, Campti
Mike Howard Macedonia, Oak Grove

Mike Landry Bethany, Bethany
Mike Miller First, Kenner
Mike Mitchell FBC Newellton
Mike Walker The Bayou, Lafayette
Mike Welch Bistineau, Heflin
Milton W Kliesch Sunlight, Franklinton
Morris Goins Canaan, Leesville
Nathan Davis First, Coushatta
Nay Vickers Choupique, Sulphur
Neil Everett First, Calhoun
Nicholas R Taylor CrossPoint, Baton Rouge
Nicholas W Hodges Emmanuel, Oakdale
Norris Curry Hodge, Hodge
Page Brooks Canal Street Mosaic, New Orleans
Pat Deshotel Welsh First
Patrick G Willis Rosefield, Grayson
Patrick Morgan First, Florien
Paul A Taylor Pine Grove, Livingston
Paul Naylor First, LaPlace
Paul Pearson First, Doyline
Paul Perry Coax, Winnsboro
Phil Weaver Jerusalem, Hammond
Philip Robertson Philadelphia, Deville
Phillip Casper Central, Springhill
Prentis Gandy Friendship, Baskin
Preston Nix Bedico, Ponchatoula
Preston Thompson Redeemer, Baton Rouge
Randall J Chesson Parkview, Sulphur
Randall Osborn Galilee, Zachary
Randy Harper Bellaire, Bossier City
Randy Burdeaux Mt Vernon, West Monroe
Randy Dark McDonald Memorial, Jonesboro
Randy Edwards Sale Street, Lake Charles
Randy Lee Ebenezer, Jonesboro
Randy Ray Saint Rest, Dubach
Rayburn McLarrin Trinity, Oak Grove
Reggie Bridges Temple, Ruston
Reid Terry Searcy, Trout
Richard Gambill First, Bastrop
Richard Louviere Woodlawn, Iowa
Richard S Blue Walker, Walker
Rick Aultman Mangham, Mangham
Rick Crandall Grayson, Grayson
Rickie D Wilson Norwood, Norwood
Ricky Baker Grace, Monroe
Rob Tibbitts Crossroads, Vinton
Rob Wilton Vintage, New Orleans
Robby D Poole Longview, Deville
Robert A Daniel Horseshoe Drive, Alexandria
Robert Beadle First, Benton
Robert D Burdeaux Parks, Parks
Robert J Heustess Grace Memorial, Slidell
Robert Jackson Sardis, Farmerville
Robert R James Covenant, Slidell
Robert Spicer Faith, Bastrop
Rodney Taylor Natalbany, Natalbany
Roger Gill Unity, DeRidder
Roland D Hebert New Hope, DeQuincy
Ron E Johnson Mission Point, Stonewall
Ron McLellan Gloster, Gloster
Ronald R Vollmar Mer Rouge, Mer Rouge
Ronnie G McLellan First, Marrero
Ronnie Osborne Heflin, Heflin
Ronnie Sandifer Aimwell, Zwolle
Ronnie Tarver East Jena, Jena
Ronnie Whitlock Beech Springs, Minden
Roy H Williams Epiphany Missionary, New Orleans
Roy Miller First, Mansfield
Roy W Davis North Shreve, Shreveport
Rubin Weaver Antioch, Farmerville
Russell Kirkland Bogue Chitto, Mount Hermon
Rusty Durand Montpelier, Montpelier
Sam Brooks The Open Door, Lafayette
Sammy Morrow Pleasant Hill, Pollock
Santos G Gomez LaVina Church, New Orleans
Scott Scallan Shiloh, Bernice
Scott Smith First, Tullos
Scott Teutsch Plain Dealing, Plain Dealing
Shad Tibbs Standard, Olla
Shane Nugent Cross Point, Benton
Shane Terrebonne South Lafourche, Cut Off
Shawn Ostoj Sharon, Port Allen
Shelby Cowling First, Haynesville
Spencer Lovitt Mt Olive, Athens
Stan Wyant College Place, Monroe
Stephen R Armstrong Westside Community, Addis
Steve Arledge Springville, Livingston
Steve Bennett First, Moss Bluff
Steve Folmar First, Houma
Steve Horn First, Lafayette
Steve James Trinity, Lake Charles
Steve Miller Hopewell Community, DeRidder
Steve Pettey Pinecroft, Shreveport
Steven Beckham Church of Life, Baton Rouge
Steven M Smithson First, Winnfield
Steven M Speer His Church, Pineville
Stewart Holloway First, Pineville
Stuart Graves First, Longville
Terry Ganey First, Crowville
Terry L. Doughty Pritchard, Jonesville
Thomas (“T”) Alan Lusk The Grove, Prairieville
Thomas B Rush First, Natchitoches
Thomas L Strong Metairie, Metairie
Thomas M Brock First, Longstreet
Thomas Peoples First, Wisner
Thomas Swain Fellowship, Trout
Thurman Floyd First Baptist of Pecan Island, Kaplan
Tim Hisaw Tioga First, Pineville
Tim Moffett First, Eunice
Tim Williams Williams Boulevard, Kenner
Timothy Bray First, Thibodaux
Timothy Mark Robinson First, Bunkie
Timothy Roberson First, Logansport
Timothy W. Buford First, Luling
Tobey Pitman First, Pearl River
Toby Ryder Duson, Duson
Todd Blount Fellowship, S. Ascension
Todd Perry Walnut Grove, Epps
Todd Richardson First, Milton
Tom Lambert Community, Lafayette
Tom Shepard Addis, First
Tony Campanale Greenacres, Bastrop
Tony Hand Feliciana, Clinton
Trey Lewis New Prospect, Dry Prong
Tyler J. Saucier Erwinville, Erwinville
Wallace B Palmer Good Hope, Anacoco
Warren Maxwell Columbia Heights, Columbia
Waylon Bailey First, Covington
Wayne DeSlattes Kingston Road, Shreveport
Wayne Duncan ChristWay, Monroe
Wayne E Hunt Coteau, Houma
Wayne Sistrunk Evergreen, Bernice
Wayne Squyres First, Merryville
Wayne Whiteside Crestview, Farmerville
Weldon B Moak First, Broussard
Werner Aswell New Chapel Hill, West Monroe
Will Simmons North Keithville, Keithville
William H Robertson New Hope, Monroe
William Joshua Morea First, Ferriday
Willis Easley Christ’s Community, Denham Springs
Wilton Anthony Siloam, Many
Wilton Wall Sweetwater, Quitman
Yong Koo (David) Lee Ban Suk Korean, Bossier City