Our Mission & Vision

 
The mission of Community Bible Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.
 
 
 
 

Leadership Team:

 

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal are to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

 

PARKER, WALTER; PASTOR

                                                                       Pastor Walter, Senior Pastor

Rev. Walter Parker, Jr. was born in Ponchatoula, La and graduated high school there, then attended college at Southern Eastern University in music and then attended the University of Alabama where he completed a degree in Business Administration. After 13 years in field of finance he attended Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas TX and graduated with Master of Divinity in 1994. He has served churches since 1990 across Louisiana and has been a Pastor at the Jennings United Methodist Church since June 2011. Married to Shirley Parker since 1970                                      and they have two children and four grandchildren.
 

BENOIT, CRYSTAL; ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. & YOUTH MINISTRY

                                Crystal Benoit, Office Administrator & Youth Ministries Director

She has been employed with the Jennings Methodist Church since October of 2007. She has been involved with the youth ministry for 15 years now and has been youth director for the last 6 years and has attended 12 Summer/Mission Trips with the youth of this church. She has also attended Perkins school of Theology for Youth Ministries in Dallas Tx., where she began the process for youth certification process. She is married to James Benoit they have 2          daughters and 2 sons in laws and one granddaughter Aubrey.
 

CROCHET, SARAH; MUSIC MINISTRY

                                  Sarah Crochet, Worship& Music Director & Children’s Ministries 

Sarah Crochet was born in Ontario, OR and moved to Leesville, LA at the age of 4 when her father was assigned to active duty at FT. Polk. She graduated from Leesville High School and attended McNeese State University. Sarah graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. In the winter of 2001, Sarah began her position as Worship Leader at Jennings United Methodist Church where she has served since. For nearly 6 years after graduating from MSU, she worked as an operating room nurse. After the birth of her fourth child, Sarah decided to stay home with her      children. In the fall of 2012, Sarah accepted the position of music teacher at her town’s elementary schools. She has been married to her husband, Joshua, since May of 2001. They share four children, two girls and two boys.

 

 

CROCHET, SARAH; MUSIC MINISTRY

                                                                                  Jacquie Prielipp, Organist

Jacquie currently serves our church as our church organist. She attended the University of Michigan, where she majored in choral music and organ, and previously served 25 years as the choir director and pianist for the First United Methodist Church in Leesville. She is also certified in gifted and elementary education, and have taught vocal music, gifted education, and third grade. She is currently teaching third grade math at Lake Arthur Elementary School and gives piano lessons after school. She is the proud mother of three children, William, Amanda, and Sarah, our choir director, and Nana to 11 grandchildren, ranging in age from 3 to 19. Our lives are blessed by serving others, and she has appreciated many roles of ministry, including Sunday school, VBS, and on Walk to Emmaus and Kairos Teams. Having only been in Jennings 4 years, she appreciates the ministry opportunities at Jennings United Methodist Church, playing the organ, singing with the choir and Praise Team, and helping out in any areas where needed. As many of us, I have faced some difficult struggles in the past. Thanks be to God for his comforting scripture and a Savior who is my close friend! My favorite bible verse is Romans 5:3-5 We also boast in our sufferings, knowing produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us

 

                                                                  Kim Precht, Assistant Youth Ministry

Kim has been a faithful servant to the Jennings United Methodist Church for Many Years. She has been helping with our youth program for over the last 6 years and has been a tremendous asset to the program. She has been an elementary teacher for 31 years for the Jefferson Davis School Board. She has 4 children and 7 grandchildren.