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Clay Fuqua – Senior Pastor

I surrendered into ministry in March 2011 while on a mission trip in Cambodia. I have had the privilege of pastoring now 3 churches in the great state of Louisiana. I’m blessed to be the Senior Pastor here at First Baptist Blanchard. I’m very passionate about reaching people for Christ, I am very driven, upbeat and a workhorse for the Lord. I’m blessed to be married to my wonderful wife Christy for over 26 years. We have two sons Jordon and Preston as well as our youngest daughter Analyse. Our oldest son Jordon is married to our daughter in law Kaylee. I love LSU sports and I’m passionate about deer hunting! My favorite bible verse is Matthew 28:18-20 and Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Dale Sauls-Associate Pastor/Minister of Education

As a poor ole country boy growing up in Mississippi, I never dreamed God would one day call me into the ministry. Due primarily to the influence of my godly mother and an aunt who took us to church, I was saved and baptized at the age of 10 and later ordained as a deacon at the age of 19. While working as an accounting supervisor as a young adult, I sensed God calling me to full-time Christian service. After graduating from East Texas Baptist College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, I served a church in Mississippi prior to being called to First, Blanchard almost 30 years ago. Here I met and married my awesome wife, Penny, and God has blessed me with a wonderful daughter and son-in-law (Candace & Kenny) as well as two precious grandchildren (Sophie & Saxton). What a blessing it has been to serve such a wonderful church and to encourage believers to grow through the study of God’s Word and to use their spiritual gifts in His service! It’s great to be a part of the amazing ministerial team that God has put together here, and I look forward to what God is going to do in the years ahead!

Sam Paris, Equipping Pastor

After 26 years serving as a missionary to Latin America with the International Mission Board along with my wife Lisa, the Lord has led us to return to the U.S. to serve as equipping pastor. My vision is to make disciples who in turn make disciples. We seek to better incorporate new members into the fellowship and to help the Church body seek a deeper walk with the Lord. Our hope is that every disciple will be fully equipped for the service that the Father is calling them to fulfill and therefore fulfilling the mission that God is calling us to do in Blanchard and around the world.

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Sunday Bible Study - 9:15am
Sunday Celebration Svc - 10:30am
Sunday Bible Study - 6:00pm
Sunday Youth/Children - 6:00pm
Wednesday Youth - 6:00pm
Wednesday Children/Adults - 6:30pm
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First Baptist | Blanchard, LA

Clay Fuqua – Senior Pastor

I surrendered into ministry in March 2011 while on a mission trip in Cambodia. I have had the privilege of pastoring now 3 churches in the great state of Louisiana. I’m blessed to be the Senior Pastor here at First Baptist Blanchard. I’m very passionate about reaching people for Christ, I am very driven, upbeat and a workhorse for the Lord. I’m blessed to be married to my wonderful wife Christy for over 26 years. We have two sons Jordon and Preston as well as our youngest daughter Analyse. Our oldest son Jordon is married to our daughter in law Kaylee. I love LSU sports and I’m passionate about deer hunting! My favorite bible verse is Matthew 28:18-20 and Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Dale Sauls-Associate Pastor/Minister of Education

As a poor ole country boy growing up in Mississippi, I never dreamed God would one day call me into the ministry. Due primarily to the influence of my godly mother and an aunt who took us to church, I was saved and baptized at the age of 10 and later ordained as a deacon at the age of 19. While working as an accounting supervisor as a young adult, I sensed God calling me to full-time Christian service. After graduating from East Texas Baptist College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, I served a church in Mississippi prior to being called to First, Blanchard almost 30 years ago. Here I met and married my awesome wife, Penny, and God has blessed me with a wonderful daughter and son-in-law (Candace & Kenny) as well as two precious grandchildren (Sophie & Saxton). What a blessing it has been to serve such a wonderful church and to encourage believers to grow through the study of God’s Word and to use their spiritual gifts in His service! It’s great to be a part of the amazing ministerial team that God has put together here, and I look forward to what God is going to do in the years ahead!

Sam Paris, Equipping Pastor

After 26 years serving as a missionary to Latin America with the International Mission Board along with my wife Lisa, the Lord has led us to return to the U.S. to serve as equipping pastor. My vision is to make disciples who in turn make disciples. We seek to better incorporate new members into the fellowship and to help the Church body seek a deeper walk with the Lord. Our hope is that every disciple will be fully equipped for the service that the Father is calling them to fulfill and therefore fulfilling the mission that God is calling us to do in Blanchard and around the world.