About Us.

What We’re About

Love

We love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19), and we love you because He loves you (1 John 4:11). Our goal is for everything we do to come out of love for God and for people.

Hope

No matter what we go through in this life, we never give up hope. That’s because our hope isn’t based in this life, or even on this Earth. Our hope is in heaven and the One who lives there (Colossians 1:5).

Belonging

Every single one of us has a purpose. Every member of God’s body, His church, (Colossians 1:18), has a purpose (1 Corinthians 12:14-27). We all belong, we are all important, we have found our home.

Trust

Because of who is He and what He’s done, we trust God. We trust that He cares for us, that He knows what we’re going through, that He hurts when we hurt. We trust that Jesus is coming back someday to take us home. In this trust, we find peace.

Worship

Because of who He is and what He’s done, we worship Him. As Isaiah 12:5 says, “Sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things.” He’s given His Son, His love, and His church. He’s given us everything, so we give Him the glory.

Service

Because of who He is and what He’s done, we serve. We serve Him and we serve our fellow man. Just as Jesus “did not come to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28), we want to humbly “through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).

What We Believe

About God

We believe that there is only one God, that He created everything (other than Himself, of course), and that He is manifest in three Persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

About the Bible

We believe that the Bible is “given by inspiration by God” (2 Timothy 3:16), flawless, and authoritative for our lives. Thus, we follow it and reject the authority of all manmade creeds, catechisms, and confessions (Galatians 1:8-9; Revelation 22:18-19).

About Worship

We believe that our lives are about God. So, we glorify Him every day by how we live: as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1). Also, at least twice a week, we gather to worship in a more “formal” way, in which we want to worship just like the early church worshiped. So, we:

  1. Sing (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16)
  2. Pray (1 Timothy 2:8)
  3. Take the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7)
  4. Give (1 Corinthians 16:2)
  5. Preach/study (Acts 20:7; Romans 10:14)

About Life

Since we believe that God put us here, we also believe He did it for a purpose and with a promise: to be like Him so, one day, we can go be with Him. We believe that, in living as He designed us to live, we can be happier, more fulfilled, and more satisfied than we could ever hope to be otherwise.

About Death

Death and taxes, right? That day is coming for all of us. We believe, though, that death is just the beginning. It’s just a doorway to eternity with God––or without Him. Which one we experience will be determined by how we live in this life––which is what makes the next belief so crucial.

About Salvation

Everyone has sinned (Romans 3:23) and deserves to die – physically and spiritually (Romans 6:23). There’s nothing we can do to earn salvation (Ephesians 2:9). If we had a million years on earth, we could never earn it. But Romans 5:8 says that “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” We couldn’t earn salvation, so God gave the greatest gift ever given: Jesus Christ, His Son. That is the grace of God. That grace is what allows us to be saved (Ephesians 2:8).

However, the Bible gives us six “steps of salvation,” conditions God has told us we must meet before we can live with Him in heaven for eternity.

  1. Hear the Word (Romans 10:17)
  2. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God (John 8:24)
  3. Turn away from sins and strive to be like Jesus (2 Peter 3:9)
  4. Confess belief in Jesus (Romans 10:9-10)
  5. Be baptized in water (1 Peter 3:21)
  6. Remain faithful (Acts 2:42)

If you are interested in learning more about what the Bible says about salvation, feel free to request a Bible study. We’d love to study with you!

About the Church

“Church” looks very different in our world than it did in Jesus’ and Paul’s day. Now, there are thousands of denominations; then, there was, quite simply, one church. So, we are not a denomination––we have no global or federal governing body. We also are not non-denominational. Rather, we strive to be pre-denominational: as much as we possibly can, we want to be the one Church of which Jesus spoke (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 4:4).

Meet Our Leaders & Staff

Wes Arabie

Elder

Howard Goodale

Elder

Steve Tucker

Elder

Jerome Riddick & Tyrone Barthelemy

Deacons

Jennifer Barthelemy

Office Administrator

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Meet Our Ministers

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Pulpit Minister

Anthony Dismuke

Anthony Dismuke is married to his wonderful wife, Raven, and together they moved to New Orleans in July 2021. Anthony originates from Rockford, Illinois and graduated from Auburn High School in 2011. After high school, Anthony attended Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, VA. He then attended Memphis School of Preaching and graduated in 2021. It was while he was living in Memphis that he met Raven, who was raised in Pensacola, FL. She graduated from Florida State University in the Summer of 2019 with a Master’s degree. Anthony is the full-time Pulpit Minister at the DeGaulle Drive church of Christ.

Anthony and Raven love playing games and watching movies. They also love traveling and being around their family.

Associate Minister

Wes Arabie

Wes Arabie is married to his lovely wife, Cheryl, and they are both natives of the New Orleans area. He is a graduate of Belle Chasse High School and also attended Delta Community College. He later attended the Memphis School of Preaching and graduated in 1990. He went on to preach 7 years in Charleston, MS and 5 years in Raceland, LA. Wes is currently the Associate Minister and serves as an elder at the DeGaulle Drive church of Christ.

Wes and Cheryl have 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and spending their time outdoors.

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