Our Pastoral Staff and Elders:
Dr. James B Law, Senior Pastor
Dr. Law serves as an Elder and as our senior pastor. Dr. Law is charged primarily with corporate teaching and preaching ministry. He provides leadership to the ministerial staff and offers pastoral care to the congregation. He and his wife, Gwynne, have six children, Lydia Law Miller, Naomi Law McGalliard, Daniel, Miriam Law Rogge, Nathan, and Esther.
Jarrod Lamberth, Associate Pastor
Jarrod Lamberth came to know Christ as a student at First Gonzales in 1994. After serving as a ministry intern, he began full-time ministry as the Minister to Students in 2003. Jarrod now serves as our Associate Pastor, focusing on discipleship and administration. Jarrod and his wife, Nell, have four children: Jesse, Rebekah, Ethan, and Allyson.
John Finney, Worship Pastor
John and his wife Jennifer have recently arrived from their former home and church in Connecticut. The Finneys are accomplished musicians and love to encourage others to use their gifts in service to the Lord. John and Jennifer have four daughters.
Alex Rea , Student Ministry
Alex has a heart for student ministry and loves working with teenagers to lead and equip them to know what they believe, why they believe it, and how to share it with others. As they grow to become more like Christ each day, they can reach out to their peers, neighbors, and the rest of the community with the gospel. Alex and his wife, Hannah, have one son, Carter and one daughter, Addison.
Jeremy Starnes, Family Discipleship
The primary focus for the Minister of Family Discipleship is to direct discipleship ministry to parents and children and oversee the ministries to our children. His wife is Sommer. They have five sons: Noah, Jude, John, Luke, and Seth; and three daughters: Anna, Sara, and Mary.
Russ Copeland , Lay Elder
Russ is a lay Elder who works an an environmental engineer. The Copelands are engaged with numerous ministries at FBCG. Russ and his wife Treva have four daughters: Elizabeth, Rachel, Hannah, and Mary; and one son, John.
Dr. Lonnie Luce, Lay Elder
Lonnie is an elder who also serves as the State Director for Louisiana Charter Schools USA. He has served in several churches through the years. He and his wife, Cristine, have three daughters: Kimmie Luce Wingerter, Lauren, and Abby.
Doug Rhodes, Lay Elder
Doug is a retired Customer Service Manager with Entergy LA. He leads one of our young adult connect groups on Sunday mornings along with his wife. Doug and his wife, Sherry, have three children: Dusty, John Paul, and Robby; they also have three granddaughters and one grandson.
Lamar Tripp, Lay Elder
Lamar is a lay Elder who works as an operator in a local chemical plant. The Tripps have served in various ministries and leadership for many years. He and his wife Stephanie have seven children: Lucas, Todd, Jill Tripp Gullett, Collin, Adam, Elijah, and Grant.