Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
 
BALLARD, STAN; (Staff)79

Stan Ballard, Senior Pastor

sballard@nettletonbaptistchurch.org

As the senior pastor, Bro.Stan has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at Nettleton Baptist Church for over 22 years. He and his wife have three grown children. Bro. Stan has ministered in over 20 countries. Bro. Stan is passionate about the “good news” of Christ and has a desire to share it with his community and the rest of the world. Bro. Stan has his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University, a Masters Degree from New Orleans Baptist Seminary, and a Doctorate from Luther Rice Seminary.

 

HART, MIKE; (Staff)76

Mike Hart, Discipleship Pastor Administrator

mhart@nettletonbaptistchurch.org

Bro.Mike’s main responsibility is leading our church in its discipleship and bible study ministries. He also serves as the church business administrator and biblical counselor. He is ACBC nationally certified counselor. Bro. Mike and his family served on church staffs in Texas, Mississippi and Ohio. He and his wife have 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. Bro. Mike has an undergraduate from Ouachita Baptist University and Masters Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

WATERS, JOHN; (Staff)41

John Waters, Worship Pastor

jwaters@nettletonbaptistchurch.org

The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Bro John’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. Bro.John is a gifted musician that inspires the congregation to truly worship God. He and his wife also have 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. Bro. John has an undergraduate from University Central Arkansas and Masters Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

RATLEY, CHRIS; (Staff)56

Chris Ratley, Student Pastor

cratley@nettletonbaptistchurch.org

Bro.Chris has a passion for youth 7th through 12th grades and college students who are in need of a redeemer and desires for them to connect with Jesus who will sustain them daily, as they seek Christ. He is a talented minister that encourages our students to follow Christ in their everyday lives. Bro.Chris and his family served on church staffs in Texas and Arkansas. He and his wife have 3 children, 3 girls. Bro.Chris has an undergraduate from Ouachita Baptist University and Masters Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

Rich Gartman

Rich Gartman, 

Families and Children’s Pastor

rgartman@nettletonbaptistchurch.org

Rich Gartman is passionate about reaching kids with the good news about Jesus. He is a student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has taught Science and Bible at Calvary Baptist School in New Orleans. He and his wife Jennie have three boys; Reese, Caffrey, & Ryker.
 
 
 

 

Lisa Hart, Preschool Assistant

lhart@nettletonbaptistchurch.org

          “Lisa loves Jesus and babies, and has a heart for                families with small children. She is married to Mike,            and they have three children.

 
 

 

 

 

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Nettleton Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

What we believe:

The Baptist Faith and Message