TIM MOFFETT: PASTOR
How did Tim move from Panama City, FL to become the pastor of First Baptist Church of Eunice?
First, God clearly led Tim and Susan to this place. Second, Tim promised to cheer for LSU when they played the Gators!
Since July of 2007, Tim, Susan, Adam, and Ashley have been privileged to call Eunice and First Baptist Church home. Today, Tim eats gumbo like a native (with a scoop of potato salad) and has learned to pock eggs with the best of them.
It is Tim's calling to help people discover the wonder of Christ's saving work and to help people make their faith the ever-increasing passion of their lives. Tim loves to teach and preach, but his greatest ministry joy is to walk next to people on their faith journey.
Tim earned a Bachelor's degree in History from Palm Beach Atlantic College and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In December of 2015, he earned his Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
You can keep up with Tim by following him on Instagram @pastor_tim
RICHARD SHOFSTALL: YOUTH MINISTER
Richard and Halina Shofstall have come all the way from the big state of Mississippi to serve.
Richard was born and raised in Picayune, Mississippi. Richard and Halina have been married since February of 2017, but they dated for 5 years and were high school sweethearts. Richard currently is finishing up his BA in Physical Education at William Carey University. He will graduate in May 2018. Richard has two passions in life, and that is Jesus and football. He was saved while in high school, while his youth group had a major influence on his life. This is why he has such a passion for youth now. Richard surrendered to ministry when he was 16, and he has been preaching ever since. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching little league football, baseball, and basketball.
DAVID HARPER: WORSHIP LEADER
David Harper has covered the greatest distance to be a part of FBCE. As a high school senior in Eagle River, Alaska, he earned a college scholarship to Louisiana College. (Interestingly, David says the coldest he has ever been was in Louisiana, not Alaska.) It was at LC that he met Arien, who became his wife and his connection to our church.
David is a gifted storyteller. (Ask him to tell you the one about the doves or the one about the painted turtle.) Since 2014, he has served part time as a reserve deputy for the Eunice Marshalls office.
David has previously served as Children's Minister at FBCE and currently is our Worship Leader on Sunday mornings. David is the assistant principal at Elton Elementary. He and Arien have two great boys, George and John David, and a beautiful girl, Hannah Grace.
CONNIE BEAUGH: WORSHIP COORDINATOR
Connie Beaugh was not born playing the piano... It just seems that way! In addition to her gifts as a musician, Connie is the staff member responsible for coordinating all our worship services and special worship events.
Connie graduated from Eunice High School and continued her studies at UL Lafayette. She plays a critical role in the Eunice Community Choir and Band and is an exceptional piano teacher. Connie is also a much sought after accompanist for weddings and funerals. Connie is wife to Terry, mom to Ashley, Anthony, and Arien, and "Mimi" to 12 grandchildren.
NICHOLE BERZA: PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR
Nichole Berza is a Eunice native. She and her husband, Chris, are proud parents to Lane. Nichole loves spending time with her family. She also loves to sit outside drinking coffee... and she loves to shop ("any place they sell clothes!")
Nichole has been our preschool director since August of 2014. She finds joy in watching preschoolers grow, learn, and move in the right direction. Nichole leads a great team. Parents are quick to appreciate Nichole's friendly face and warm greeting every Sunday, along with her attention to detail and care of the children.
Sue Cormier: Church Secretary
Whether you call or visit our church during the week, Sue will likely be the first person you meet. Sue has been our church secretary since August of 2014. Previous to coming to First Baptist, she worked for Acadia Parish Schools, LSU Eunice, and previously as church secretary at a sister church.
In addition to serving as church secretary, Sue teaches and facilitates in both Sunday School and our Women’s Ministry. She loves to read and may be the biggest baseball fan in the building!
She has been married to Jimmy for nearly 50 years, and together they have raised five sons and a daughter.