Our Leadership | Elders
At New Covenant Church, we believe the Bible teaches that elders are charged with caring for the souls of our members and are responsible for the primary leadership and oversight of the church. The Bible is quite clear regarding the qualifications and roles of elders who are pastors - undershepherds - caring for the flock of God entrusted to them. Our church has a plurality of elders which helps ensure that one man does not bear the many responsibilities of ministry alone. Our elders are elected by the congregation according to our Bylaws.
Dr. Zachary is our pastor for preaching and vision. He and his wife, Jeanie, joined the New Covenant Church family in 2004 having previously served various churches in Mississippi and Louisiana. They have been married since 1975 and have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. He has a passion to see the members of New Covenant Church co-labor with Christ in reaching the nations with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He blogs at scholarsshadow.com and can be reached by email here.
Todd supports our various ministry teams, guides our growing media ministry and is also our administrative pastor. He leads a Bible study, occasionally preaches and, along with Dr. Zachary, guides our pastoral intern team. God called Todd and his family to New Covenant Church in 2013 after serving other churches in south Louisiana. Todd and Melody have been married since 1990 and have a son, Noah, who attends LSU where he is very active as a worship leader at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Todd blogs at gloryandgrace.org and is active on social media. Reach him by email here.
Randy is a founding member of New Covenant Church where he teaches a Sunday morning Bible study and has served as an elder for several years. He owns a busy accounting firm, is very active with the Gideons and has been married to Ann since 1973. They both actively minister to our family of faith here at New Covenant. Randy and Ann are the proud parents of 3 adult children and spend their free time chasing around 5 beautiful grandchildren.
Mike is the manager at a local plant and a founding member of New Covenant Church where he has served as an elder for several years. He and his wife, Tammy, both teach Sunday morning Bible studies and are active in ministering to the flock at New Covenant. They have been married since 1987 and are the proud parents of three sons.