Jonathan has served as Lead Pastor of FSBC since July 2017. He is originally from Thibodaux, LA, and has lived most of his life on the bayou. As the son of two godly parents who faithfully taught him the gospel, Jonathan received Jesus as his Savior when he was six years old. At the age of 18, Jonathan joyfully accepted the call to ministry and began serving in the local church. Throughout his time in ministry, he has served as a youth minister, worship leader, BCM director, discipleship pastor, and lead pastor. His greatest passions in ministry are expository preaching and personal disciple-making.
The Lord has greatly blessed Jonathan with a beautiful family! He has been married to Amy since June 16, 2007 and has three amazing kids – Benjamin, Micah, and Hannah. In his free time, Jonathan loves to spend time with his family, play sports, work out, go camping, read, watch movies, have game nights, jump on trampolines, and eat ice cream. He is a graduate of Nicholls State University (BGS) and of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), but he is a huge LSU fan – Geaux Tigers!
Tyler PhegleyMusic Director
Tyler has been a member of First Southern for 9 years and has been a part of the worship team for 8 of those years. He has played guitar since he was in 8th grade and was the worship leader at Baptist collegiate Ministry while in college at Indiana state University, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Education. He and his wife of 12 years, Jessica, have three daughters, Elliana, Lucy, and Adalyn.
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Shelley BurchyettChildren's Director
Our children's minister is Shelley Burchyett. Shelley came on staff in September 2007. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1996 with a degree in Social Work and has had extensive experience working with children and in children's ministry in Tennessee and Texas. Shelley and husband Greg have two children, Zach and Stephen.
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Andy CroweYouth Director
Andy has been the serving at First Southern since January of 2015. He is orginally from McHenry, KY, and lived in Kentucky, Florida, Iowa and now in Indiana. Andy graduated from the University of Nothern Iowa in May of 2010. He is a huge sports fan and Loves the Atlanta Braves and his UNI Panthers. In fact he loves the Braves so much he named his Son after their former Stadium (Turner Field). He and his wife Ashleigh have been Married since June of 2008 and have 1 awesome son named Turner. Andy and Ashleigh have been working with Children and Youth since 2009.
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Wanda BellOffice Assistant & Kids Hope Director
Wanda serves as Kids Hope USA Director at First Southern, leading the mentoring program committed to Fuqua Elementary School in Terre Haute. Wanda graduated from Indiana State University with an accounting degree. She and husband Kevin have two girls, Martha and Daisy.
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Greg Burchyett, Deacon Chairman