17450 Old Jefferson Hwy
Prairieville, Louisiana 70769
Phone: 225-673-6998
Email: ogbc.codythomas@gmail.com


Pastor: Cody Thomas

Cody became the pastor at OGBC April 2022. Cody was born and raised in south Louisiana. He received degrees from SLU and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Cody is married to Mallory (also born and raised in south LA) and they have three children: Anna Claire, Macie and Jax.

Youth Ministry Team: Daniel and Maddie Dumas

Daniel and Maddie Dumas have attended Oak Grove Baptist Church since 2009. Maddie graduated from LSU with a degree in Family, Child, and Consumer Science and she is a kindergarten teacher in Ascension Parish. Daniel also graduated from LSU with a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies. Maddie and Daniel met at the LSU Baptist Collegiate Ministry and found a family at Oak Grove soon after they married. They have two sons, Hudson and Harrison.

Children's Ministry: Jen Ghere

Jen Ghere originally from Phoenix, Arizona where she met her husband, Bart. They moved to Louisiana over 20 years ago. Jen accepted Christ as a teenager but her spiritual journey began when she started attending Oak Grove, which is the church Bart grew up in. She is a loving wife, mom of 4, and Gigi to her 3 grandchildren. Jen is a kindergarten teacher at CrossPoint and has been teaching there since 2006. She has been blessed to serve with Crystal as a children's ministry leader since 2019.

Children's Ministry: Crystal Bray

Crystal Bray is a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish and has attended Oak Grove Baptist Church since 2010. She has served as a Children's Ministry Leader since 2019. Crystal is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake College with a degree in Health Service Administration. She has worked at CrossPoint School for the past six years. Crystal is married to Andy Bray and they have two children, Addyson and Dylan.

Pastor-Emeritus: John W. Carrigan, Jr.

John graduated from LSU in business and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as lead pastor from June 1981 to March 2022 when he retired. John is married to Jo Ann and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Their daughter Casey is married to Rev. Josh Burnham and their son John Carl is married to Haley.