Bill Pianki, Pastor

Bill is a US Army Airborne Ranger Major (Retired) who moved to French Settlement with his wife, Janice, in 2008.  They have two grown children and three grandchildren.  Bill served as a youth minister for over 30 years and Janice taught Junior High School for over 30 years.

Bill is an Ordained Deacon, and was licensed to preach by First Baptist DeRidder, and ordained by Colyell Baptist Church.  Bill has held numerous offices in the Louisiana Baptist Convention and Eastern Louisiana Association including LBC Sunday School Consultant, YEC Planning Team, and President of the Board for Camp Living Waters.

Bill has a passion to see people come to Christ and grow in their faith.  Bill and Janice have a passion for missions and have led numerous mission trips in the US and Honduras.  Feel free to contact Bill if there is anything he can help you with.

Virginia Hall, Nursery Director

Virginia was born in Port Vincent, Louisiana, and moved to French Settlement, Louisiana, in 1996. She was active in Gray’s Creek Baptist Church and became a Christian at the age of twelve. She married Cargle Hall in 1958 at Gray’s Creek Baptist Church. They have two daughters, three grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Her father helped to build the First Baptist Church in French Settlement as a mission. She and her husband moved their membership in 1960. She has taught Sunday School, Training Union, Bible School, and Children’s Church. She has been the Nursery Director for 35 years. Her fist love is teaching small children. Other hobbies are decorating and gardening. We would like to invite you to visit our Nursery, ages 0-3, and attend all Services.Summary

Rene Minor, Music Coordinator, Pianist

Music Coordinator is a new position in our church, and because of Renee's expertise and experience in music, we are glad to announce that she has been appointed to fill this position as of October 2, 2016. Rene will continue to serve as the church pianist.