Dr. Bill Warren, Pastor. Bro. Bill, our senior pastor, is from northwest Florida, has served as the pastor and interim pastor of several churches previously and is a professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Katie, served as missionaries in Colombia for most of the 1980’s. He is the founding pastor of Jacob’s Well. His theological training includes degrees from Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.), and other studies at the University of Southern Mississippi (Anthropology) and the Seminario Teológico Latinoamericano.
Rev. Chip Williams, Associate Pastor. Chip helps especially in the areas of outreach and local social ministries like the Hancock Food Pantry, disaster relief help, helping with special needs locally, and hospital visits. He and his wife, Lisa, have served and helped in other churches previously before coming to Jacob’s Well. Besides his training as an accountant, Chip’s theological training includes an M.Div. degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Rev. Ray Allen, Associate Pastor. Ray works with our adult ministries in coordinating both events and teaching adult bible study classes. He and his wife, Ann, have served at several other churches previously. Currently Ray is retired from his secular employment, which frees up his time to help at the church in multiple ways, including helping with visits to church members, hospital visits, and assisting Bro. Bill in other needed aspects of the church’s ministries. Ray also studied at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Alan Simmons, Worship Minister. Alan is the worship minister at Jacob’s Well, having been with us since our first meeting as a founding member along with his wife, Susan. He is a businessman in his other job, but gives a lot of his time in coordinating the Praise Team and leading the church services in worship as well as helping in multiple other ways at the church.
Mike Mooar, Children’s Minister. Mike is our children’s minister, having been with us our starting year as a church in this capacity. He leads our Children’s Church and helps with various other children’s programs, including CentriKid each summer. He and his wife, Shelley, have been with us since the first few meetings of Jacob’s Well, with both being charter members.
Ben Warren, Youth Minister. Ben is our youth minister, leading our youth program via teaching the high school group in Bible study, leading the larger gatherings of the youth group, and coordinating all of the youth activities. Those activities include a wide variety of events and happenings, such as CentiFuge each summer. He and his wife, Paige, provide great leadership for our youth and overall youth program.
Diana Boudan, Church Adminstrative Assistant
Diana keeps the church office going smoothly and coordinates the church programs via that office. This includes coordinating our Wednesday night meals with her husband, Doug, and other church volunteers for this. She also is the point-person for contacts with the church and keeps the church informed of what is happening and upcoming via the e-news each week and our monthly newsletter.