Director of Missions

Joe Arnold

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Bro. Joe began serving the Bayou Baptist Association on June 1, 2006. During Bro. Joe’s time as Director of Missions, the Association office has moved from its prior location at 440 Magnolia Street in Houma to its present location at 4494 West Main Street in Gray.

Bro. Joe is a graduate of Louisiana College with a B.A. in Religion and Speech Education and a 1979 graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. Prior to coming to Bayou Baptist Association as Director of Missions Bro. Joe served 33 years in the Pastorate of Southern Baptist Churches in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Bro. Joe is married to Lois and they have 3 grown children, 2 boys and 1 girl, and 7 grandchildren.

Administrative Assistant

Stella Thibodeaux

Stella Thibodeaux has been serving as Administrative Assistant of the Bayou Baptist Association since May of 2013. The duties are many but the reason she loves coming to work everyday is the contact with God’s people on a daily basis.

Stella has served in several church related ministries prior to her call to association work, including church ministry assistant, church child-care director and children’s minister.

She is married to David and they have 8 grown children, 8 in-law children, 36 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren  (and counting).

Summer Intern

Jessica Marcel

Jessica Marcel is serving the Bayou Baptist Association over the summer as an intern. Her duties include organizing the office and updating the Association’s website and Facebook page.

Jessica lives in Thibodaux and is a student at Nicholls State University currently studying to be an Occupational Therapist. She enjoys serving during the countless ministry opportunities at her church and the BCM.

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