Louisa Baptist Staff

Senior Pastor — Richard Sandberg
E-Mail: pastorrichardsandberg@gmail.com
Home State: Louisiana
Family: Wife and two children
Education: Master of Divinity with a focus in Christian Apologetics in 2012
Ministry: Began work at Louisa Baptist Church in October of 2017
                   First Baptist Church Springfield, LA  [2013-2017]
                   New Zion Baptist Church Kentwood, LA [2008-2013]
Meet Pastor Richard Sandberg and Family!
    Pastor Richard Sandberg accepted the call to become the Senior Pastor of Louisa Baptist Church October 15, 2017. He has been married to his wife Ashton since November of 2008 and has two children, Colleen and David.  Richard was the Pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA from September 2008- September 2013 and the Pastor of First Baptist Church Springfield, LA from September 2013-October 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from William Carey University in 2006 and a Masters of Divinity with a focus in Christian Apologetics in 2013. 
Here are some additional qualities Pastor Sandberg brings to the Louisa Community: 
  • Loves the Lord and loves people
  • Strong faith & knowledge of the Bible
  • Is a gifted speaker & writer
  • Holds a Master degree from a Baptist Seminary
  • A Bible-based preacher with strong teaching skills
  • Understands and values leading and shepherding a church
  • Understands the importance of developing relationships in the church and community
  • Has a strong desire to share the Gospel with our community
  • Can lead the church in intentional discipleship (growing all Christians in their faith)
  • Nine years experience as a senior pastor
  • He and his wife are in their early 30’s, with 2 children, ages 4 and 6
  • Devoted husband and father
  • Has a strong desire to settle down and raise their family in a community where they can invest their lives, time and talents
  • Has been active in children’s ministries and has experience working as a youth pastor including youth in a challenging time
  • Is gifted musically and served as a music leader
  • He is skilled with audiovisual and sound systems
  • He has experience in project management, disaster relief, and construction management
  • Strong counseling skills
  • Home and hospital visits are an important part of his pastoral role
2Associate Minister – Paige Green
E-mail: louisabaptistva@gmail.com
Home State: Montana
Family: Wife and three boys
Education: Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Theological Seminary Richmond
Ministry: Began work at Louisa Baptist Church in March 2000
Administrative Assistant – Paula Parrish
E-mail: louisabaptistva@gmail.com
Ministry: Began work at Louisa Baptist Church in January 2018
Pastoral Care-Lowell Wright
E-mail: louisabaptistva@gmail.com
Reverend Lowell Wright is available to do hospital visits and other pastoral-type care.  If you have need of a pastor, have an illness, are in the hospital, or need counseling, you may reach Lowell through the church office at 540-967-1364.