Bro. Nathan VanHorn
Nathan and his wife, Haley, came to Folsom in July 2010. Nathan VanHorn was born in New Orleans, LA, where his father attended and later taught at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Nathan committed his life to Christ at age 6, and when he was 8 he moved with his family to Columbia, MS. After graduating from Columbia High School in 2003, Nathan attended Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, where he majored in Christian Studies and history. During college Nathan became involved in several local ministries, including an inner city Bible club and a college ministry. During his first two summers, he served as a counselor at Central Hills Baptist Retreat in Kosciusko, MS. In 2005, Nathan was called as Minister to Students at Beulah Memorial Baptist Church, where he served until moving to New Orleans to attend Seminary in August 2008. During his master’s studies, Nathan concentrated on Biblical Languages and Interpretation. He graduated with his M.A. in Biblical Studies in May 2010 and is currently pursuing his doctorate at NOBTS. As a minister, Nathan’s greatest passion is to promote discipleship, fellowship, and evangelism through building relationships. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, travelling, guitar, frisbee, and video games.
Jeff is from Kingsland, GA. At the age of 9 he surrendered his life to Christ, and at the age of 17 he accepted God’s call on his life to go into full-time ministry. He graduated from Brewton Parker College, in Mt. Vernon, GA., in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science in Music Education and a Bachelors of Arts in Music. While in college, Jeff served as the summer Youth and Children’s Intern at FBC St. Mary’s, GA. and Capel Baptist Church in Cairo, GA., and as Interim-Minister of Music at F.B.C. Centerville, GA.. He also served for two years as Music Intern at F.B.C. Vidalia, GA., under the discipleship of Rev. Don Moye. After college Jeff served as Associate Pastor of Music and Senior Adults at F.B.C. Glennville, GA. He was ordained in 2007 by his home church, F.B.C. Kingsland, GA. Jeff moved to Louisiana in August of 2008 to attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated with his Masters of Divinity in Church Music from NOBTS in December of 2011. He joined the staff of F.B.C. Folsom in October of 2008. He has a passion for ministering to and serving others, and leading God’s people to the throne of grace through music and worship.
Josh is from Amory, MS where he attended First Baptist Church. After graduating from Amory High School in 2005 and never really establishing a relationship with Jesus, he fell away from the church and into a lifestyle that was far from Christ. In 2008, Josh committed his life to Christ and left the old behind. He transferred from Itawamba Community College to Mississippi State University in 2008. While there, he became an active part of Calvary Baptist Church and, eventually, became a youth intern. It was during this internship, that he felt God calling him into student ministry. While at Calvary, Josh lead worship for the youth and their college ministry, CW215. After graduating from MSU in August 2011, he became the youth minister at First Baptist Church in Maben, MS, where he served for two years before being called to Folsom in May of 2013. It was during those couple of years that God really laid on his heart that student ministry was definitely where He wanted him. Today, students are bombarded with ideas and images that are far from Christ, and Josh's passions are to build relationships, minister to students, and show them that there is a way better route, through Jesus, than what the world shows us. Josh and his wife, Olivia, were married June 29, 2013 and share the same heart for students. Josh attends New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA where he's working towards a Master's of Divinity in Christian Education. In his free time, Josh likes playing guitar, watching movies, being outside, and playing with his dogs, Ace and Shadow.
Rachel was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. At the age of 6, during Vacation Bible School, Rachel accepted Jesus into her heart. It wasn't until Rachel was a young adult that she fully surrendered her life to Christ and to doing His will. In May of 2001 Rachel married her best friend and wonderful husband Shaun and they have been greatly blessed with 3 beautiful children, Madisan, Montana, and Michael. In the last couple of years the Lord has laid the importance of serving in children's activities on Rachel's heart, and she has since accepted the call to serve in that capacity. In addition to being the Preschool Ministry Coordinator, Rachel is the Awana Commander and is co-serving as the VBS director. Rachel has a passion for seeing children learn about Jesus and finds it a great privilege that God has called her to work with children!