meet our staff

Neil Oldham

Neil helps lead our church, is our primary speaker and often helps with music.


Born here, Neil spent most of his life as a lonely Tigers & Saints fan in places like New Mexico, Oklahoma and Missouri. He worked as a middle school teacher and then as a worship pastor before moving back to Louisiana to pastor Cypress Street Church in 2014. Neil graduated from Mid-America Christian University. He is married to Julie and they have two kids, Hadley & Peter. They'd love to meet you!

Donna Ward

Donna leads our Children's Church Ministry and also heads up our Children's Ministry Team.


Donna has a God-given heart and giftedness for ministering to kids! Donna taught for many years at Kiroli Elementary, right here in West Monroe. When she retired, God's call on her life was not erased and she continued to volunteer her time both at Kiroli and here in our Cypress Street Kids ministry.  We are beyond blessed to have someone as gifted as Donna leading in this vital ministry. And our kids receive the greatest blessing of all!

Brett Rogers

Brett leads our Student Ministry, grades 6-12, and heads up our Student Ministry Team.


Originally from Bastrop, Brett attended Mid-America Christian University and developed a love for the Bible and theology. He has a passion for helping students realize how good the life is that God designed them for. He also believes it is extraordinarily important to prepare students to be able to defend and support faith in the many hostile environments that exist in our culture today. Brett is married to Cali; they have a son named Ezra and another child on the way!

Additional Staff

  • Melissa Hattaway

    Nursery Director

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  • Priscilla Worsham

    Secretary

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