Staff Team

Steve Foster | Senior Pastor

Steve was born in Green Cove Springs, FL. He is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College (BA), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Dallas Theological Seminary (S.T.M.) and Biblical Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). In 1991, he married Liz and they have four boys: 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, watching LSU football, eating a good cheeseburger (ketchup only),  and going on dates with his wife. He blogs occasionally at and has published a book: Heelcatcher: the Story of Jacob Revisited for Those Who Are Anxious, Tired, and Struggling to Make Life Work.

Zach Benton | Associate Pastor (Youth, Young Adults, Discipleship)

Zach serves as our associate pastor, overseeing our youth ministry, young adult ministry, and adult discipleship. Zach was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas (the duck and rice capital of the world). He received a BBA in Finance from the University of Central Arkansas and an MA in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Biblical Spirituality from Southern Seminary. He and his wife, Kari, have been in youth and college ministry for over eight years and love helping youth and young adults grow in their faith. Zach's favorite music includes Ben Rector, Shane & Shane, Alex Velte, and much more. Zach and Kari have one daughter, Ruth.


Joy Atchison | Family Ministry 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!

Ryan Miller | Worship Leader

Ryan Miller was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He is the lucky husband of his beautiful wife Natalie, and the proud father of Nathaniel, Gabriel, and Hannah Beth. He and his family first started attending CBC in 2018 and then began serving as Worship Leader in 2021. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and currently works with his family business in real estate. He loves sharing the gift of music to glorify the Father and lead volunteers to serve the body of believers at CBC.

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, Jordyn. 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, listening to Christian music and watching old TV shows and movies.

Katy Felder | Body Life Director

Katy was born and raised in Baton Rouge, La. She graduated from LSU in 2010, where she gained a love for ministry. After college, she worked in student ministry at Texas State University, and then spent a year sharing the gospel in Athens, Greece. Finally, she returned to the great city of Baton Rouge and continued to do ministry at LSU for 4 more years. Katy oversees events and facility usage here at CBC and serves as "the hostess" of the church. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Ryan, and is loving her new role as Mommy to their son, Garrett.

Jordyn Krumm | Graphic Designer and Office Assistant

Jordyn Krumm was born and raised in Baton Rouge by her mother, two aunts, and grandparents (Carol and Carl Krumm). She grew up going to Baton Rouge International School where she learned to speak English, French, and Spanish. After graduating in 2016, she went on to do her undergrad in Studio Art at Agnes Scott College which is right outside of Atlanta, GA. Jordyn started attending CBC with her grandparents around 2012 and went on two mission trips with her grandfather, one to Guatemala in 2013 and the other in town in 2014. Besides her mission work, she has been doing graphic design work since 2018 and secretarial work since 2016. In her free time, she likes to spend time crocheting and knitting.




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Staff photos taken by Sage Veach with Sage Photography