Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor

Connie Deroche

cderoche228Connie has served in ministry at Bayou Blue Assembly for 22 years, with 18 of those years as Children’s Pastor. She has been on Staff since July 2004. With the longevity of ministry here, it has given her an opportunity to watch children grow to be Christian adults now bringing their own children to Children’s Ministry where she served for so many years. God had birthed in her a change in ministry several years ago and as this call continued to grow, she accepted the position as our Associate Pastor in June 2012. She has completed her classes in the ordination level through The Louisiana School of Ministry and plans to begin the application process to complete certification as an ordained minister.

She is happily married to Gary, who has been her companion in ministry. He is a multi-talented artist and a ‘fix all’ kind of guy. Gary loves being active in ministry and plans to continue to serve in Children’s Ministry as long as God allows him to do so.

This couple also considers themselves to be best friends. They love spending time with each other, with their children and grandchildren. Ministry is their passion and they enjoy reading and studying; but they love swimming, BBQ’s, crawfish boils, board games and hanging out with family and friends!  Serving is her hobby!

Connie says that she is blessed to have known the Lord most of her life and thankful that she was raised in a Christian home. This has been a huge milestone in the woman of God she has become. She strives always to give God her best because He gave us His best when He gave His only Son, Jesus!