Staff Team

Steve Foster | Senior Pastor

Steve was born in Green Cove Springs, FL in 1968, the youngest of six children. Steve is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College (BA), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), Dallas Theological Seminary (Master of Sacred Theology) and Biblical Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). In 1991, he married Liz and they have four children: Nate, Noah, Jonah and Joshua. Steve became the pastor of CBC in May 2010 after spending seven years in New Orleans as youth pastor at Berean Bible Church (1990-97) and twelve years in New Jersey as associate pastor at Sayre Woods Bible Church (1998-2010). Steve enjoys reading C.S. Lewis and Tim Keller, teaching church history, playing golf, throwing the football with his boys, watching FSU (and LSU) football, eating a good cheeseburger (ketchup only), listening to Third Day music, watching old episodes of MacGyver, and going on dates with his wife.

Josh Raley | Associate Pastor

Josh Raley was born in 1986 in Mobile, AL. Josh is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College (BA) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MA in Biblical Studies). He has been on staff at CBC since 2012 leading our youth and young adult ministries. Josh is married to Tiffany and they have two children, Hadley and Sutton. Josh enjoys hanging out with his family, archery, and hunting whenever he gets the chance. He is also an Auburn Tiger fan but tries to keep that a secret here in Baton Rouge.

Ken Drake | Worship Pastor

Ken serves as Worship Leader and Director of the CBC Chorale. Ken has post graduate work, graduate and bachelor degrees in music from Louisiana State University, Furman University, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Ken has served over 45 years in church music ministry. He has also worked in professional musical theatre. Ken and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 36 years and have two daughters. Ken has a heart and passion for worshipping his Savior, Christ Jesus, and teaching, equipping the body of Christ to also offer their worship in their everyday lifestyle and through all aspects of the arts. Ken has been greatly impacted by the teaching and writings of Ken Gire, Warren Wiersbe, Don Wyrtzen, and David Jeremiah. Ken also loves traveling, cooking, eating great food, gardening, snow and water skiing, LSU sports, attending Broadway musicals, and watching a good movie with a BIG glass of milk and plate of chocolate chunk cookies!

Joy Atchison | Children's Director

JoyAnn Atchison has been involved in Children’s Ministry for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Cairn University in Philadelphia, PA with a degree in education and Bible. Joy and her husband Marshall have two young adult children. She is responsible for the nursery through fifth grade programming and is excited about partnering with parents to raise children who love Jesus. Joy and Marshall relocated from Philadelphia PA to Baton Rouge 2 years ago and are enjoying the warm Southern hospitality and great food!

Luke Boswell | Youth Pastor/Pastor-In-Training

Luke Boswell was born in Texas and spent his teenage years in Denham Springs, LA. He was home schooled with his sister, Kat, and was very involved with his youth group and the Baton Rouge Speech and Debate Club. After graduating from high school in 2011, Luke went to Louisiana College to study Criminal Justice and minored in Psychology. He joined ReachGlobal, a disaster relief ministry team for 4 months after the flood in 2016. He has spent the last 18 months working and living in an internship at Dry Creek Baptist Camp. He cannot wait to become more involved in the CBC community. 

Carol Krumm | Office Administrator

Carol, a native of Baton Rouge, is third born of four kids. She and her late husband Carl, of 41 years, have three grown daughters and one granddaughter. Carol is a retired employee of BellSouth/ATT with 35 years of service. During that time, she was a telephone operator, secretary and an administrative assistant and enjoys using her learned skills to help run and maintain the church office. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, her 12 year old Chihuahua, Junior, listening to Christian music and watching old TV shows and movies.