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Our Staff


Dr. David Goza was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma, March 29, 1972. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Divinity with emphasis in Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Philosophy in Church History from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He was licensed to the ministry by Country Estates Baptist Church, in Midwest City, Oklahoma, and ordained to the ministry by Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas. He was senior pastor of Davis Boulevard Baptist Church, North Richland Hills, Texas, and also served at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas, and First Baptist Church, Euless, Texas. He has been married to Dana Campbell since 1998 and they have four children: Nathaniel, Alexander, William and Anna.

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Dr. T.C. French Jr.

Pastor Emeritus

Dr. T. C. French Jr., better known to us as Brother Tommy or Brother French, is also our founding father. He began Jefferson Baptist Church as a mission of First Baptist Church in 1959 and served as our senior pastor for 50 years and is now serving as pastor emeritus.

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Ron Rasberry - rrasberry@jeffersonbaptist.org

Associate Pastor of Education and Administration

Ron Rasberry was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1952. After graduating from Sulphur High School in 1970, he attended Northeast State University in Monroe, Louisiana. He began his business career in 1976 as a sales professional for Lanier Business Products. In 1981 Ron joined Advanced Office Systems, a high tech firm in Baton Rouge where he eventually became one of the company’s owners and served as President of the organization. God began dealing with Ron about full time ministry shortly after moving to Baton Rouge and he fully surrendered to that call in January 2010. He joined the staff of Jefferson Baptist Church in October 2010 and brings a unique set of organizational and administrative expertise to this position. He is currently pursuing a degree in Christian Ministry at Liberty University.

Ron married Patti Ann Rasberry in 1973 and they have three grown children; Amanda, Courtney, and Jordan. Ron and Patti have five grand children, four boys and one girl.

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Laura Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois, February 23, 1985. Although she was born in Chicago, over the next twenty years, she lived in Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Nashville, and New Orleans. She attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. In December 2010 she graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Christian Education.

She has served in children’s ministry at churches in Nashville, Tennessee and Natchez, Mississippi. Laura is passionate about developing children in all areas of growth along with their families.

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Jeff Hulett was born in Memphis, Tennessee, April 24, 1984. Jeff grew up in Baton Rouge and graduated from the Dunham School in 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from LSU in 2006 and a Master of Divinity in Christian Education with a specialization in youth ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013.

Jeff surrendered to the ministry as a freshman in high school. He was licensed to the ministry by First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge and ordained to the ministry by Parkview Baptist Church in Metairie, Louisiana. He has served as youth minister at First Baptist Church of Port Allen and at Parkview Baptist Church in Metairie, Louisiana. He has been married to Stephanie Bond since 2007 and they are expecting their first child in May 2017.





Nathan Dewberry

Media Director


Ron Willett

Properties Manager



Wanda Wise, Senior Pastor’s Secretary ... jefferson@jeffersonbaptist.org

Kay McDaniel, Receptionist ... kmcdaniel@jeffersonbaptist.org

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Joan Lee, Mother's Day Out ... jlee@jeffersonbaptist.org

Babs Babin, Preschool ... preschool@jeffersonbaptist.org


Trey Penton

General Manager 97.3 WBRJ-LP FM


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