Our Team

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Our Pastor search committee is currently working dilligently on finding the man that God has called to be our Pastor. Please keep them in your continued prayers as they work together with God's guidance to accomplish this task that is before them.


Unite with our church in prayers over the search committee, and praying for the man who God has called.


"Lead me in Your Truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day." Psalm 25:5




Associate Pastor

Erik Willie

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Bro. Erik Willie began his ministry here at NRBC in January of 2015. He is our Bi-vocational Youth and Music Minister.  He has a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University, and is currently working on a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministries at New Orleans Baptist Thelogical Seminary. He is also working on a teaching certification to begin teaching full time in the public school system. He also works part time for the Louisiana Department of Public Saftey Motorcycle Safety Program. He has a passion for making connections with and ministering to the Youth in our Church body. He is engaged to the love of his life Paige Berthelot. They plan to join their hearts together in marriage on Satruday, February the 2nd 2019.


"Every single day is a new journey here at New River. Over the past few months we have endured some tough times together because of the August 2016 flood. Our church was severly damaged, but with God's guidance and provision, we are walking through this together. It has been an awesome privelage connecting with students here as well as their parents and families. These students have become like mine and Paige's own children! It is an honor to be able to invest in them daily. 


Our worship ministry here at NRBC is constantly changing for the better and we would love to have you be a part of it. Whether it be in the choir, playing an instrument, or participating in worship with the congregation, we have a place for you! Come check it out and see how the Lord can use you here at New River Baptist Church!"

See you Sunday!

Bro. Erik Willie

Church Secretary

Ashlyn Harrell Rabalais

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Ashlyn Harrell Rabalais is the Secretary at NRBC and is a member of the community. She enjoys serving the church members in any way possible and her parents are active members of the church. She is a Pre-Med student at Southeastern Louisiana and will be attending Physician's Assistant School in the next couple of years.  Ashlyn is married to Stephen and they are expecting their first baby boy in March! Ashlyn is the grandaughter of a late pastor and is a third-generation church secretary. 

"God moves greatly among the church members at NRBC. It is a blessing to be around such God-loving people. Not only do they love God, but they love PEOPLE! This is such a rare find in churches today.  If you are looking to be a part of a welcoming, loving, caring church family, look no further. Please let us know if you would like any information regarding our ministries here or service times. Come and grow with us!"


  September 2018  
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