Louie is a native of Hot Springs, AR. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Language. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002. He spent 3.5 years as a Student Pastor in Sandy Springs, GA (2002-2006). He served as the Lead Pastor on church staffs in Tucson, AZ (2006-2012) and Fort Worth, TX (2012-2017) before returning to Arkadelphia in August of 2017 to join the Second Baptist staff as our Lead Pastor. Louie and his wife, Cathy, have four kids, Haley, Noah, Eden and Levi.

Louie enjoys preaching God’s Word in relevant ways and creating and facilitating spiritual environments that move people toward knowing, loving, and following Jesus in Christ-centered communities.