Steve was born in Green Cove Springs, FL. He is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College (BA), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Dallas Theological Seminary (S.T.M.) and Biblical Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). In 1991, he married Liz and they have four boys: Nate, Noah, Jonah and Joshua. Steve became the pastor of CBC in May 2010 after spending seven years in New Orleans as youth pastor at Berean Bible Church (1990-97) and twelve years in New Jersey as associate pastor at Sayre Woods Bible Church (1998-2010). Steve enjoys reading C.S. Lewis and Tim Keller, teaching church history, playing golf, watching LSU football, eating a good cheeseburger (ketchup only), and going on dates with his wife. He blogs occasionally at www.heelcatcher.com and has published a book: Heelcatcher: the Story of Jacob Revisited for Those Who Are Anxious, Tired, and Struggling to Make Life Work.
Jim was born and raised in Providence, RI as one of twelve children. He met his wife Anne, a Baton Rouge native, when they were working in the business world in Boston. After marrying in early 1995, they left for San Diego, Ca where Jim earned a Master’s of Divinity degree at Bethel Seminary’s west campus. He has since been the pastor of several churches, his most recent being First Presbyterian in Baton Rouge. Jim is currently enrolled in the doctoral degree program of Reformed Theological Seminary. Along with his experience being a pastor, Jim is a gifted counselor, a contributing author for several “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books and has written his own book, a devotional, entitled The Living Water: Refreshing Your Soul. Jim and Anne have two grown daughters, Amanda and Ashley.
Zach serves as our associate pastor, overseeing our youth ministry and young adult ministry. Zach was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas (the duck and rice capital of the world). He received a BBA in Finance from the University of Central Arkansas and an MA in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Biblical Spirituality from Southern Seminary. He and his wife, Kari, have been in youth and college ministry for over eight years and love helping youth and young adults grow in their faith. Zach's favorite music includes Ben Rector, Shane & Shane, Alex Velte, and much more. Zach and Kari have two children, Ruth and Jude.
Family Ministry Director
JoyAnn has been involved in Children’s Ministry for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Cairn University in Philadelphia, PA with a degree in education and Bible. Joy and her husband Marshall have two young adult children. She is responsible for the nursery through fifth grade programming and is excited about partnering with parents to raise children who love Jesus. Joy and Marshall relocated from Philadelphia PA to Baton Rouge in 2013 and are enjoying the warm Southern hospitality and great food!
Ryan was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He is the lucky husband of his beautiful wife Natalie, and the proud father of Nathaniel, Gabriel, and Hannah Beth. He and his family first started attending CBC in 2018 and then began serving as Worship Leader in 2021. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and currently works with his family business in real estate. He loves sharing the gift of music to glorify the Father and lead volunteers to serve the body of believers at CBC.
Luke was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He has spent most of his life attending and volunteering at CBC but joined its staff in 2021. He earned a BA in music at LSU where he trained in music technology. In his free time he enjoys recording his own music and annoying his wife, Kennedy, by making her listen to it.
Carol, a native of Baton Rouge, is third born of four kids. She and her late husband Carl, of 41 years, have three grown daughters and one granddaughter, Jordyn. Carol is a retired employee of BellSouth/ATT with 35 years of service. During that time, she was a telephone operator, secretary and an administrative assistant and enjoys using her learned skills to help run and maintain the church office. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to Christian music and watching old TV shows and movies.
Body Life Director
Katy was born and raised in Baton Rouge, La. She graduated from LSU in 2010, where she gained a love for ministry. After college, she worked in student ministry at Texas State University, and then spent a year sharing the gospel in Athens, Greece. Finally, she returned to the great city of Baton Rouge and continued to do ministry at LSU for 4 more years. Katy oversees events and facility usage here at CBC and serves as "the hostess" of the church. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Ryan, and is loving her new role as Mommy to their son, Garrett.
Bailey Solomon, a licensed and insured Registered Therapy Dog, first began her ministry after she was rescued by Pastor Jim Solomon following the Great Flood of 2016. Jim often says that Bailey rescued him more than he rescued her. Soon she was examined, licensed, and insured as Jim completed coursework to become a Registered Therapy Dog Handler. Since then, Bailey has joined her “dad” in hundreds of visits to hospitals, nursing homes, rehabs, and even pastoral counseling sessions. She often brings a smile to others who are amazed by her ability to be in tune with their feelings. She is sometimes flirtatious; more so with human males than canine ones!