Our Staff

Jesus is, above all else, our Lord and Leader. Under His guidance is our church’s leadership team and staff.

Rev. Fred Jeff Smith


Fred Jeff Smith is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his secondary education at Baton Rouge High Magnet School (1979). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University (1983), and his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1986), in the Division of Pastoral Ministries.

From 1986 to 1992, Rev. Smith served as Pastor of the First Free Mission Baptist Church of New Orleans. From 1992-2013, he served as Pastor of the Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church of Scotlandville. Since, March, 2013 he has served the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Charitable Foundation.

Among his many affiliations, Rev. Smith is:
• Member (Past-President) of the Fourth District Congress of Christian Education.
• Member of the Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association.
• Member of the Louisiana Baptist State Convention.
• Member (Past-Board President) of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge.
• Member of the Board of Directors for the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
• Member of the Board of Directors for O’Brien House.
• Member of the Board of Directors for BRAVE.
• Member of the Executive Committee for Together Baton Rouge.
• Member of the Mid-City Christian Fellowship.

Rev. Smith is married to Rev. Demetria LeVel Jones-Smith, and they parent two sons, Charles Turnbull Smith, II and Myles Gabriel Smith.

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Emmanuel Smith, Minister of Community Outreach
Rev. Demetria Jones-Smith, Minister of Christian Education & Youth
Rev. Jennifer Jones, Minister of Social Justice Issues & Executive Director, Shiloh Charitable Foundation
Minister Phillip Broussard, Minister of Evangelism
Minister Patsy Wilkerson, Minister to New Members and The Comfort and Care Ministry

Music, Worship & Media Staff

Maria Foster, Co-Minister of Music
Laurence Hebert, Co-Minister of Music
Michael Foster, Base Guitarist
Wendell Woods, Base Guitarist
Trenise Gautier, Harpist
Nicholas Lockett, Keyboardist
Jermaine James, Organist
Terrance Turner, Director of Media & Television Ministry

Administrative, Operations & Programming Staff

Leslie Vincent, Executive Assistant to the Pastor
Joan Turner, Church Secretary
Derrick Pope, Maintenance and Facilities Supervisor

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  • psalms18:32-34

    The God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.