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 www.heelcatcher.com and has published a book: Heelcatcher: the Story of Jacob Revisited for Those Who Are Anxious, Tired, and Struggling to Make Life Work.

Jim Solomon | Executive Pastor

Jim was born and raised in Providence, RI as one of twelve children. He met his wife Anne, a Baton Rouge native, when they were working in the business world in Boston. After marrying in early 1995, they left for San Diego, Ca where Jim earned a Master’s of Divinity degree at Bethel Seminary’s west campus. He has since been the pastor of several churches, his most recent being First Presbyterian in Baton Rouge. Jim is currently enrolled in the doctoral degree program of Reformed Theological Seminary. Along with his experience being a pastor, Jim is a gifted counselor, a contributing author for several “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books and has written his own book, a devotional, entitled The Living Water: Refreshing Your Soul. Jim and Anne have two grown daughters, Amanda and Ashley.

 

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 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 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.

Luke Sands | Worship Ministry Assistant

Luke was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He has spent most of his life attending and volunteering at CBC but joined its staff in 2021. He is currently finishing a BA in music at LSU with which he plans to work in audio engineering and music technology. In his free time he enjoys recording his own music and annoying his wife, Kennedy, by making her listen to it.

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 was born and raised in Baton Rouge by her mother, two aunts, and grandparents (Carl and Carol Krumm). In 2020, she graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA with a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art. 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 crochet and knit.

Bailey Solomon | Therapy Dog

Bailey Solomon, a licensed and insured Registered Therapy Dog, first began her ministry after she was rescued by Pastor Jim Solomon following the Great Flood of 2016. Jim often says that Bailey rescued him more than he rescued her. Soon she was examined, licensed, and insured as Jim completed coursework to become a Registered Therapy Dog Handler. Since then, Bailey has joined her “dad” in hundreds of visits to hospitals, nursing homes, rehabs, and even pastoral counseling sessions. She often brings a smile to others who are amazed by her ability to be in tune with their feelings. She is sometimes flirtatious; more so with human males than canine ones!

Elders

Marshall

Atchison


Brandon Baird


Steve

Foster


Drew

Fillingame


Carlton

Jones


Larry

Miller


Jak

Stallings



Stephen

Punkay


Staff photos taken by Sage Veach with Sage Photography