Pastor and Staff



Rev. Deirdré Allen, Senior Pastor

Rev. Deirdré Allen is a pastor, teacher and people person at her core. She was raised by missionary parents in South Africa who served the Zulu people during the Apartheid years. Returning to America as a teen, she graduated high school at the age of 16 and attended Mississippi College. There she received her RN, BSN and worked in Newborn intensive care and Labor and Delivery.

She is married to Paul and has three grown children. Trey is a physician in Conroe, Texas. Andreé is a teacher in Lafayette, LA, and William is a computer programmer in Baton Rouge, LA.

She attended Asbury Theological Seminary and graduated in 2019. She served as associate pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge.

Pastor Deirdré is an avid reader, she loves to cook and is ever eager to try new things. She loves to sing and has been a part of many choirs and ensembles. In all things she strives to give her best and seeks to follow the way of Jesus Christ.


Samantha D. Williams, Administrative Assistant
Samantha has served here since 2019. She is a retired Professional School Counselor and teacher.
Samantha is happily married to her husband Richard and loves playing with her grandkids, traveling, and shopping. She is an avid reader and novice gardener and enjoys being with people.


Miranda McGraw, Financial Administrator

Miranda has served in ministry for fifteen years in various capacities. She has a degree in Organizational Communication and Leadership Development from Louisiana State University and has 13 years experience working in accounting and financial advising. She currently works in accounting and bookkeeping.

Miranda has happily married for 11 years to her husband, Andy, and they have a three year old daughter, Lila. She is passionate about her relationship with Jesus, her family, and serving others.


Amy Fairburn, Pianist

Amy has served as the pianist here since 2008.  She grew up in Galliano, LA and played piano for school choirs and churches while in high school.  She has been married to Sean since 1991 and they have 5 kids, Caleb, Joshua, Nathanael, Ella and Isaac.

Amy loves reading and sewing and helping others.  “I feel honored to create an atmosphere of worship and have people tell me that my music touched them in a positive way.” 


Ame Lee, Lead Nursery Worker

Ame Lee’s Bio

Emily Garaudy, Nursery Worker
Emily grew up in Ponchatoula and attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she received a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She currently works with children and caregivers in their homes as part of a team to help improve their relationships and locate needed resources within the community.

Emily loves reading and spending time with her teenage sons. She is passionate about working with children and has spent her career working to help make a positive impact in their lives.