Senior Pastor

Mike Erickson

Mike joined Family of Faith in February 2019. He was raised in northern Mississippi, but he has lived in Alaska, Washington, Texas, Idaho and Kentucky. After serving in the Air Force for almost 9 years, Mike went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike has served in church leadership since 1998.

Mike is married to Jeanette, and they have two daughters, two sons and two precious granddaughters. Mike is an avid coffee drinker and a huge Elvis fan.

Favorite Bible verse: Colossians 1:25-29

Graduate Diploma - Theology, Southwestern Theological Seminary
Masters of Theological Studies, Southwestern Theological Seminary

Administrative Assistant

Emily Wascom

Emily became the administrative assistant at Family of Faith in March 2015. She has been a church member since 2011. Emily is married to Andrew, and they have two beautiful daughters.

Emily assists the staff and Leadership Team with administrative duties, communication, events, and organizational tasks. She also coordinates outreach opportunities.

Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 4:8

Master's of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Louisiana State University

worship leader

Matt Cloessner

Matt Cloessner has played in the band at Family of Faith since 2013, but he began leading worship in 2016. Matt plays the keyboard, bass and guitar.

Matt is a Baton Rouge-native and is currently pursuing a degree in petroleum engineering at LSU. He is married to Laurie, and they are expecting their first child in the summer of 2019. Matt enjoys all things outdoors.

His worship style and song choices are influenced by Bethany Music and Hillsong.

Favorite worship song: Heart of Worship