Our Mission

Our Mission at First Monroe is to make Christ known. This is at the heartbeat of everything that we seek to do. There are three ways that we seek to do this by helping people Love God, Reach People and Grow Disciples.


Jesus taught that the first and greatest commandment is to Love God with all your heart, mind and soul. We believe a life that is passionately in love with God will glorify Him and we seek to help people fall more in love with Jesus.


Jesus came in to this world to reach people and bring them into a relationship with His Father. We believe that life is only found in Christ and we seek to Reach people with the Gospel.


Jesus commanded all those who follow Him to go into all the world and make disciples. We believe that growing disciples fulfills God's call to Christians and we seek to grow disciples in Monroe and to the ends of earth.

Our Beliefs

At First Monroe, we believe that correct doctrine leads to correct worship. Everything that we preach and teach comes from Scripture because we believe "all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17)." If you have any questions about our beliefs, feel free to call the office or meet with our Pastor.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations – Matt 28:19

Our Staff


James Doughty


James is a long time native of Rayville, LA. He graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA majoring in Kinesiology. He is currently finishing a Masters of Divinity through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Allen Goodwin

Student Pastor

Allen has spent the majority of his life right here in Ouachita Parish. He joined our staff in October of 2016. He graduates in the Spring of 2017 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in History. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Allen became a follower of Christ during his freshmen year at the ULM BCM. He served on the leadership team at the BCM from that point onward, spending one year as an intern. Allen is passionate about the Gospel at work in students and equipping them to serve Christ now and into adulthood. Our students are not just the future of the Church, they are the present.


Elaine Clark

Ministry Assistant / Financial

Elaine has served as a ministry assistant for more than 27 years joining the staff at FBC-Monroe in 2010. The daughter of a Baptist minister, she has lived in several cities in Louisiana, but calls Natchitoches home.

She is the proud mother of 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Elaine enjoys spending time with family & friends and gardening


Jodie Naylor

Ministry Assistant

Jodie Naylor has served as Ministry Assistant at FBC since 2012. Jodie and her husband, Glenn, are the blessed parents of three teenagers Reid, Joel, and Abigail. Her favorite Bible verse is Acts 17:28 “ for in Him we live and move and exist..”

Jodie loves scrapbooking, music and teaching the Bible to Junior High students.

Want to worship with us?

We would love for you to come worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10:30! The dress is casual and kid friendly. We have qualified Child Care that will be provided.