Church Staff

Bro. Ronny Jones (Senior Pastor)- Judi and I have been in the ministry now for over 40 years! We are blessed to have two children and 4 awesome grandchildren. Preaching has been my passion for many years and I still get excited that I get to share the good news about Jesus! He still saves. FBC Center Star has been our Church home now for over 20 years. We have witnessed God do many amazing things and look forward to more. It continues to be my joy to pastor this body of great believers till Jesus comes!

For more information from our pastor visit From the Shepherd’s Heart.

Bro. Erik Hunt (Student Minister & Administrator)- As a former law enforcement officer, ministry is definitely a position most would not end up in – but my background is different from most officers. At the age of 20, I felt a calling on my life to serve somehow within the ministry setting – and honestly knew that it had something to so with missions. But instead of trusting God to lead my life, I didn’t want to give up contril which aided in my application and hire with my first career – sadly thinking that I will just go do what I want to. After running from God’s calling on my life for over 10 years, I finally began to seek His direction. Through a few changes and a humbled heart, my family was called to come back home and serve here at FBCCS. This is my home church that I have had the privilege for growing up in – and this is where my heart is. I am married to an amazing woman, Amanda, and we have two beautiful children. Their support is where my energy comes from.


Dr. Ronnie Nielsen (Music Minister)- I began serving FBC CS in November 2015.  I have served churches in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. My vision for worship ministry is to help people experience the manifest presence of God and be changed as a result. My vision also includes helping others understand what the Bible teaches about worship.I have been married to Angie since 1984 and we have three children – Victoria, Maddie, and Andrew.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, anything baseball, reading, and exercise.

I am a graduate of the Southeastern LA University (BMEd 1985), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MRE 1987), and Luther Rice Seminary (DMin 2007).


Deena White (Administrative Secretary)-  Info to come…


Jackie Beavers (Nursery/Preschool)- I am married to Barry and we have three beautiful girls… First Baptist Center Star is very dear to my entire family. If you chose to come and Worship with us, I pray you see and experience why I am so thankful and blessed to call FBCCS my home. Children are precious gifts from God! Each one possesses a uniqueness that is so incredible.  To be able to watch them as they grow and plant the word of God in their life is just an AWESOME job and responsibility. Jesus often taught the disciples how important children were to HIM and to the Kingdom of God.  Often I tell our wonderful children’s leaders and volunteers they are not workers, not baby sitters, but missionaries!  This is a mission field and we get to go there every Sunday!  Mark 9:37 says, “Anyone who welcomes a little child on MY behalf, welcomes ME.” (NLT) If children are that important to Jesus, then they should be that important to us! I encourage and invite you and your family to visit with us and I pray that you will find our Preschool  and Children’s ministries to be A loving foundation Built on Christ.

Seek first the Kingdom of God and HIS righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.  Matthew 6:33


Brenna Clemmons (Ministry Assistant)- Info to come…


Lisa Vest (KOK Director)- Info to come…