Coy Rice

Minister of Music and Evangelism

Bro. Blake Anderson is the Senior Pastor at Lee’s Chapel #1 Baptist Church. He is a native of Carriere, MS. He is married to Kallee Anderson and together they have been blessed with three daughters, Brylee, Keely, and Miley, and one son, Blayne.  Bro. Blake’s parents, Wayne and Glynda Anderson, have been missionaries to Belize for 35 years, thus exposing Bro. Blake to the intricates of ministry his entire life.

In previous roles, Bro. Blake has served both as an Associate Pastor and as a Youth Pastor.

Bro. Blake is a very mission-minded pastor. He visits the mission field at least two times each year, has begun an annual Missions Conference hosted by our church, encourages our church to take on more missionaries, and personally supports missionaries in different capacities.

Bro. Blake graduated from William Carey University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He began immediately working in the oil field, went back to college, and graduated in 2012 from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Technology and an Associates of Science in Safety Technology. He currently works in New Orleans as a Senior Engineer for Shell Oil Company.

In his spare time, Bro. Blake is an avid turkey hunter and whitewater kayaker.

Our Staff




Blake Anderson

Senior Pastor

Jesse McCormick

Youth Pastor

This is Drew and Meagan Esslinger

Drew Esslinger serves as the Associate Pastor and is over the "Jerusalem" area on the Missions team. He and his wife Meagan have been married 2 years and have 1 daughter, Presley Kate.

This is Jesse and Marissa McCormick

Jesse is the Youth Pastor and head of the technical department of our church. Jesse and Marissa have been in the ministry for a little over 1 year. They have been married 7 years and have 2 children together.

This is Coy and Kenya Rice

Coy is the Minister of Music, Outreach and Evangelism. Coy and Kenya have been married for 27 years. They have been singing and ministering for most of there lives. They have 3 grown daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Mary Patterson


Drew Esslinger

Associate Pastor