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DeRidder, LA 70634



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Wednesday Services

Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm

Frontline (Ages 12-18) 7:00 pm

Kidz Club (Ages 3-11) 7:00 pm

Sunday Service

Sunday School 9:30 am

Morning Worship 10:30 am

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Rev. Chance Lewis and Sarah Lewis, Executive Pastor

Rev. Kevin Reeves and Suszanne Reeves, Assistant Pastor

Chance was born in Monroe and was raised in DeRidder where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Sarah Lewis. They have two sons, Zane and Zale, and will be welcoming their third son, Zebb in April. In addition to holding the position of Executive Pastor at First Church, Chance is also the Director of Promotions for the Louisiana District Youth Ministry. In the community, Chance is a Past President of the Beauregard Chamber of Commerce and a Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Department Chaplain. Chance and Sarah love people and have dedicated their lives to their ministries. They are currently serving as Director of Promotions for LDYM.

Kevin and his wife Suszanne have been married for 27 years and have two children, Andrew and Keri. He has served in many different ministerial capacities over the past 25 years. He has spent the last 16 years serving on the pastoral staff of First Church as the Assistant Pastor.  He is actively involved in the business community and volunteers with local civic organizations and is one of the chaplains for the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Department. He has a love for God and a passion for people.

Rev. Zale Lewis and Gaye Lewis, Pastor

Zale and Gaye were both born and raised in Monroe, LA; they graduated from high school in 1980 and were married in 1981. Answering a call to the ministry, in January of 1983 they began to evangelize, and their family traveled sharing the gospel for four years. In 1987, he accepted the Pastorate of the First United Pentecostal Church of Oak Grove, LA. During their time in Oak Grove, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. In July of 1999 the Lewis family relocated to take the Pastorate of the First United Pentecostal Church of DeRidder, LA. 


Pastor Lewis is known and loved by his congregation for unapologetically teaching the Word of God, for his encouraging demeanor, and his joyful nature. As a worship leader, Sunday school teacher, and marriage counselor, Sis. Lewis is devoted to encouraging the families of First Church. Together they have two children, Holly, married to Sean Bryan, and Chance, married to Sarah Lewis, and 5 wonderful grandchildren--Eden, Zane, Noah, Zale, and Zebb.