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  Jeff Powell, Pastor

November 1, 2017 Pastor Jeff Powell accepted God’s
call as Pastor of First Baptist Church.
Pastor Jeff was born and raised in Louisiana and
surrendered to the call into vocational ministry in 1992.
He was licensed into the ministry in 1993 and was
ordained in 1995 both at First Baptist Church of
Eunice, LA. He received his Bachelor of Arts from
Louisiana College in 1998 where he studied religion and history and received the LC award for excellence in preaching and received his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in May of 2002.
He and his wife Jane met as BCM Summer Missionaries in 1994 and were married in 1996. Together they have five children: Tyler (20), Allie (in Heaven), Austin (13), Ashlynn (8), & Sarah-Grace (2). Pastor Jeff and Jane follow a simple but important values statement: “Seek to put God first in all we do, impart a godly heritage to our children, and allow ministry to flow out of our family.”
Pastor Jeff continues his missionary work today through Allie Powell Missions going overseas and preaching revivals,training pastors, starting churches, caring for orphans, and meeting tangible needs such as food, water, and shelter.
Pastor Jeff was the interim pastor of First Baptist Marianna for ten months before receiving the call as permanent pastor. In that time he gave excellent leadership and achieved many
goals set to further the ultimate goal of the church which is to reach the lost.


Royce Reagan, Interim Music Minister

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