Pastor: Mike Picard
Mike is a native of Hahnville, Louisiana and graduated from Hahnville High School in 1968. He attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a B. S. in Petroleum Engineering. Mike began a career as a Petroleum Engineer with Texaco and also worked with the Federal Government for 40 years. He was saved on February 26, 1978, when he believed and confessed on the Lord Jesus Christ.
Serving as a deacon, Mike heard the call of the Lord to volunteer as the interim pastor of West St. Charles Baptist in December 2008 when the former pastor resigned. He served as the interim pastor from January 2009 - May 2012. Being led by the Spirit of God, He submitted his name to be the pastor of West St. Charles Baptist in the spring of 2012. The church approved Mike's calling and ordained him as pastor of West St. Charles Baptist in May 2012 where he has been serving since.
Mike is married to his wonderful wife Patti, who serves alongside him at West St. Charles Baptist church. Pattie is a retired RN. They have 4 Children, and 12 beautiful Grandchildren.
Youth Pastor: Ryan Ogborn
Ryan was saved in his home church–Escatawpa Baptist Church. He began ministry when he was called to serve as the Children's and Youth Pastor at East Moss Point Baptist Church. Ryan served there for 5 years and also preached as the Interim while without a pastor. He led several mission trips to the Cayman Islands and to Honduras in partnership with Cayman Islands Baptist Church. After being ordained, Ryan served as the Associate Pastor or Riverside Church in River Ridge from 2013-2018. Ryan began as the Youth Pastor of West St. Charles Baptist in June of 2018.
Ryan is married to his wife Roberta who is a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Oschner Baptist. They have a son named Isaiah and a doberman named Spock.