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, Daniel, Miriam, 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.
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, joined the church in the summer of 2016.
Woody Sledge, Music Ministry
Music is critical to our worship of God. Woody utilizes choruses, hymns, and special choir selections as he leads us in singing praise to God. He and his wife, Debbie, have two sons: Cameron and Corey.
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 four sons: Noah, Jude, John, and Luke; 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 Superintendent of University View Academy. He has served in several churches through the years. He and his wife, Cristine, have three daughters: Kimmie, 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 two granddaughters.
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, Collin, Adam, Elijah, and Grant.