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Lead Pastor

Rev. Mark J. Goins

Mark is a native of Shreveport and grew up as a member of Noel Memorial United Methodist Church. He graduated from Centenary College with a Bachelor's in Business and a minor in economics and computer science, then graduated from Duke Divinity School. He has over 20 years of ministry in the Louisiana Conference. Mark has been married to his wife, Allison, for 16 years, and they have three children, Wesley, Amy Grace, and Addie. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, travel, duck and deer hunting, fishing, golf, New Orleans Saints, Duke basketball, LSU football and baseball, exercise, and is trying to find the best BBQ ribs.

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Associate Pastor, Pastor of Contemporary Worship

Rev. Kaylan Walker

Pastor Kaylan is originally from the piney hills of Homer, Louisiana. After matriculating at LSU (Baton Rouge) with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Public Administration and Georgetown University with a Masters of Public Policy, he earned his Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Sociology of Religion from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kaylan has spent almost twenty years serving ministerial appointments in the states of Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, and Illinois. He has a passion for spiritual formation and is active in outreach organizations such as Kairos Prison Ministries and Emmaus. In his spare time, Kaylan enjoys reading a good book, listening to music, and watching LSU sporting events.

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