Our Team

Donnie and Brandi Crane

 Lead Pastors

We love spending time with our family, helping others, and watching “The Voice.”
 
Donnie and Brandi are our amazing and fearless leaders at CWC. They oversee all operations and staff. Pastor Donnie is the key communicator and visionary for our church. Their heart is for people and our church is better for it!
 
Pastors Donnie and Brandi have been pastors for over 20 years. They have served in roles such as children’s pastors, students pastors, and executive pastors. Pastor Donnie is credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God and has a heart for the people of Sulphur, LA.

 

Alexx and Haley Hebert

Student Pastors

We are huge fans of food, board games, and spending time with our sons-Samuel and Luke. We have been married since 2013 and absolutely enjoy hosting people at our house. We love to travel, meet new people, and watch “The Office.”
 
Alexx and Haley lead CWC Students and helps facilitate day-to-day operations at CWC. Alexx is a credentialed minister in with Assemblies of God and is currently working on his M.Div from Regent University. 

Michelle Naquin

Administrator

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Kenneth for 32 years. In our spare time, we like to spend time with our family, especially our three children and two grandchildren, go to movies, fish, and travel.
 
Michelle is a graduate of Sulphur High School, and has worked in the church office since 2000. She was originally the church secretary, and was eventually promoted to the position of administrative assistant and bookkeeper. She has seen the Lord do many wonderful things through the years here, and looks forward to all He has in store for CWC in the years to come.

Our Story

Our story starts in 1955 with Pastor J.W. Stafford in Sulphur, LA. After years of faithfulness of many men and women, CWC had its first service in our building on August 7th, 1983 with Pastor James E. Allen. In 2016, Pastors Donnie and Brandi became our Pastors and the church has grown ever since. 

Our Beliefs

TRINITY

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and coeternal. (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11)
 

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind, and thus atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day, and according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5)
 

THE VIRGIN BIRTH

Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35)
 

REDEMPTION

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)
 

SALVATION

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22)
 

REPENTANCE

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation. (Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9)
 

BAPTISM

We practice baptism by immersion under water – the way Jesus was baptized. Once you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, we believe that water baptism is an important step as a proclamation of faith. (Colossians 2:12)
 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. So, we seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right and to obey God’s command to “be filled with the Spirit.” The baptism of the Holy Spirit, as promised by the Father, is available to every Christian and is a gift subsequent to salvation. (Ephesians 5:18, John 15:5, Acts 2:1-4)