We believe that God created the earth and placed man in it as stated in the Bible. We believe the Bible is His word and it is to be read, studied, and accepted as His word with no additional works of men needed to alter it. We believe that man was created in the image of God and placed here to worship God and follow the teachings of His Son, Jesus Christ who died for our sins.
As followers of Christ, we believe that His word, the Bible, is the final authority in all things pertaining to religion. Our mission is to teach only the gospel as proclaimed in the scriptures and to follow those teachings. We believe there is "one body, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all..."
Letter from Elders
Jackson Street Brothers and Sisters,
From the Elders:
• It has been wonderful to be able to assemble for the past couple months, even if it has been in a limited way!
• We as elders are determined to not let Covid 19, political issues or even hurricanes stop the work of the Church. We are making plans to be more and do more in the future. As we move through (and eventually out of) this “Covid” environment, we have great opportunites to do God's will. In that same line of thought, it has been announced that we are hiring an additional minister.
• Andrew Ashley has been hired as an associate minister and is planning to be with us starting Sunday, September 13th. Andrew and his wife Bictoria have 2 young children. They have a great repuation within our brotherhood and are known by several within our congregation. We feel very fortunate to have them working with us in the future. Andrew will be tasked with organizing many aspects of our Education department and with Involvement of members in various ministries. Also, he will likely be most visible as our wroship minister. Andrew is an experienced and energetic song leader. His passion for worship and our song service is obvious and contagious.
Hiring an additional minister has been a topic of discussion for the last couple years within our eldership.
We did not know if the right person for Jackson Street was even out there and we were determined to
hire someone only if they were a very good fit for our church. The elders feel Andrew and Victoria will
be great assets to Jackson Street and help us do much for the Kingdom of Christ.
We also want to thank deacons- David Burdeaux, Steven Fitzhugh and Shane Ware for doing the “leg
work“to connect us with Andrew.
•We are still considered to be in “Phase 2“. We are currently using both of our buildings for coordinated
worship, all together, at one time. We will continue to abide by local/state/federal regulations if
possible and prudent.
• No Bible classes will be held in the next couple weeks, but we are looking at options to re-start classe in some way.
• If you are ready to assemble again, along side others from our congregation, don't have any symptoms or have health issues that put you at risk, then we would be glad to see you next Sunday morning. The elders want you to know that that you don’t need to feel obligated to be at the building just because “the doors are open“, until you feel totally at ease with being there.
• If you have a pre-existing health conditions that put you at risk or are showing symptoms, stay home for your own safety.
• While the elders feel that it is best for our congregation to fellowship and worship together as much as possible. We will continue to post video of Sunday and Wednesday lessons and announcements to the following:
Current bulletins will be available on www.jacksonstr.com Communion supplies can be obtained in the church office. Please call AmyLablanc at 318-323-2666 for availability.
• We will continue to use Email and Facebook and other social media platforms to keep you abreast of developments relating to Jackson Street Church of Christ.
• Please continue to pray to God to keep us safe and help those impacted by this virus to recover quickly.
• We encourage you to use this opportunity to let your light shine for the many lost around us and support your brothers and sisters in Christ. A church directory is available on our website. A quick encouraging call to other church members is always appreciated.
Ricky Hudnall – 318-450-9745 Arden Miller – 318-537-0658 Leonard Rhodes – 318-680-6569 Terry Ware – 318-537-2334
Travis and Lauren have served with Jackson Street since August 2012. Since that time their family has grown with the addition of two sons Oliver(2016)
and Levi (2018). Travis is a graduate of the Bear Valley Bible Instititue and Heritage Christian University, earning both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from each school, while Lauren has earned a Bachelor of Psychology and a Master of School Counseling. They enjoy getting to travel and speak in lectureships, meetings, retreats, and special events. They have worked with numerous camps, served in foreign missions, and written for magazines, journals, books, blogs. They love the ministry, playing with their sons, exploring the outdoors, hiking, travel, reading, and most definitely coffee.
Don DeLukie has been associated with Jackson Street for 30 years. He and his wife Jean have four children and eight grandchildren. Don was the pulpit minister for 25 years. He holds a Bachelors and Master degree in Bible, and also graduated from a school of preaching. He spent many years as a professor at multiple schools and universities. Don was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the Bear Valley Bible Institute and has preached gospel meetings and been a featured speaker on lectureships at churches and universities throughout the world.
Ricky Hudnall has served as an elder at Jackson Street for about 20 years. He grew up here and raised his family at Jackson Street. He loves the work of a shepherd and being involved in people’s lives. It is his joy to see people grow as Christians and to help facilitate spiritual growth in any way he can. Ricky believes it is so important for all people to know they can have salvation in Christ Jesus.
Arden Miller grew up in Watertown, SD and is employed as a property claims adjuster with Allstate. He met his wife, Kari, at Harding University, their alma mater. They have three children: Kaeli, HU grad 2018, Paden, currently attending Harding University, and Emma a high school freshman at Ouachita Christian School. In 2000, the Miller family move to Monroe and started worshipping with the Jackson Street congregation. They love serving and working with the JSCOC family. Their family verse is in Joshua 24:15, "..as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Terry Ware has been an elder at Jackson Street for 30 years. Terry was born and raised in El Dorado, Arkansas. Terry attended Harding University where he met the love of his life, Kathy Adams. The two of them have served the Lord and His church together in many different roles for 50 years. He and Kathy have three children, Shawn (Peggy), Shane (April) who is one of our deacons, and Holly (Jeremy). They have 6 grandchildren.
Leonard Rhodes has been at Jackson Street for 30 years. He was born in Kansas and moved to the Monroe area when he was 10 years old. He is married to Diane Rhodes and they have four beautiful daughters and 9 grandchildren. Leonard first came to Jackson Street as the youth minister and has also served as the college minister and is currently an elder. He graduated from the Whites Ferry Road School of Preaching in 1990. He is a builder by trade and an evangelist by heart. Leonard loves working with the Jackson Street congrgation and helping to encourage others to grow spiritually.
Steven is a Deacon and our Youth Minister. Steven and his wife Jana have 4 children Grant, Will, Ellie Kate, and Maddox.
Deacon and Youth Director
Bob is a dentist, practicing in West Monroe for 37 years. He also is a part-time instructor in the Dental Hygiene program at ULM. Bob and his wife, Rita, are the parents of 4 children and have 4 grandchildren. Bob and Rita have been involved in medical missions for about 30 years. This work has been primarily in Mexico but in recent years in Honduras and Guatemala.
Shane Ware moved to Jackson Street at the age of 13 with his parents Terry and Kathy Ware. He married April Ware in 1997 and they have 3 children, Kaylee, Maddie, and Cooper.
Shane serves as a deacon at Jackson Street in the area of church treasurer.
Jay began attending Jackson St during high school at the invitation of his now-wife, Amy. He now serves as a deacon in the areas of Benevolence and Missions, with responsibilities such as oversight of the church's Food Pantry and serving as a song-leader for the Spanish-language congregation. Each summer, Jay also spends a week working at the Clinica Ezell (hospital) in Montellano, Guatemala, with other members of the Jackson St congregation. Jay and Amy have been married since 2003, and have 2 children: Easton & Alice. They have a small farm in Point, LA, where they're always chasing after their goats, chickens, rabbits, donkeys, dogs, pig, and cat.
Mike married Jodie in 2002 and they have 2 daughters, Layla and Ella. Mike serves as a deacon at Jackson Street in the area of all technology related matters.
Amy LeBlanc joined the staff in 2017. She is married to Jay LeBlanc and has two children, Easton and Alice. Amy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from
Louisiana Tech University. She grew up at Jackson Street and loves interacting with the members and being able to help things run smoothly. Amy homeschools her
children, lives on a small farm, and loves her monthly book club.
Paul David has been a member of the Jackson Street congregation since his family moved here in 1996. He is married to Katie Raymond. They have two children, Tristan and Elizabeth.
Paul David Raymond
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