First Baptist Church is located in Choudrant, Louisiana, created and engaged to serve
the community by expressing Christ’s love through various words, deeds and actions.

Bro. Gil Arthur – Pastor

Bro. Gil began his ministry at FBC on January 9, 2022.  He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity.  He has pastored Cook Baptist Church in Ruston, East Leesville Baptist Church in Leesville, and more recently was pastor of First Baptist Church in DeQuincy, Louisiana for a second time.  Bro. Gil is a retired State Chaplain of the Louisiana National Guard with the rank of LTC.  He is married to Kathy Belsha Arthur and they have 4 grown children and 11 grandchildren.  He enjoys playing golf, fishing, hunting and movie watching in his “spare time”.  He has such a passion for the Lord and can be found sharing the gospel with anyone he meets.  

Alex Faucheux – Youth Minister



Lynette Murphy – Worship Leader

Lynette began her ministry at FBC on June 3, 2012. As a pastor’s daughter, she grew up in church and trusted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at age nine. Lynette is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Music degree and has 30+ graduate hours of musical training at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Psalm 100:2 – “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.” is a verse that she holds dear. Lynette enjoys spending time with family and friends in her spare time, along with singing with a Sweet Adelines International chorus and musically directing shows at local theatres in the area. 


  • We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the church as the body of Christ made up of believers in Jesus Christ, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
  • We believe that salvation comes by confession of sin and faith in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, to believe in the heart that Jesus died and rose from the dead, and to proclaim with the mouth that He is Lord.
  • We believe the Old and New Testaments to be the infallible Word of God; inerrant as originally given, verbally inspired by God, the complete and sufficient revelation of His will for salvation and conduct.
  • We believe in the Great Commission; to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth. Amen.
For a complete statement of our beliefs, see the Baptist Faith and Message, 2000.