Christian Baptist Church
Rev. Edward Alexander, Jr. is married to Edriena Papillion Alexander and they have two beautiful children, Taylor and Isaiah and one beautiful granddaughter Favour. He is a graduate of McNeese State University, where he received his A.A. in General Studies, and his B.A. in Social Studies Education. He received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Union Baptist College and Theological Seminary. He currently serves as President of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention, Secretary of Calcasieu Union Missionary & Educational Baptist Association, Board of Directors member of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference, a member of the National Baptist Convention, Inc., and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. As part of his dedication and commitment to meeting the needs of people, Pastor Alexander has served on the Community Awareness committee for McNeese State University, the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Village, Pastors on Patrol for the city of Lake Charles in conjunction with the Lake Charles Police Department, and a member of the Transition Team for the Mayor of the city of Lake Charles.
Being led by the Holy Spirit, Edward Alexander Jr., became Pastor of Christian Baptist Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana on December 29, 1994 with a vision to “Meet the Needs of the Total Person – Spirit, Soul, and Body”. Since then, the membership has doubled and continues to grow; new Ministries have been created, such as, Children’s Church, New Member Orientation Classes, Singles’ Ministry, Marriage Ministry, S.P.A.R.K and B.L.A.Z.E Youth Ministry, and Hour of Power (A Wednesday night Bible Study). In respect to the vision, Pastor Alexander has led the CBC family in meeting the needs of the local community through many free outreach programs. Pastor Alexander praises God for the numerous persons who have come to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
Along with the new Ministries that were formed, Rev. Alexander was given a new vision for the church, “One Church, Two Locations”. Christian Baptist Church now has a Family Life Center, located in south Lake Charles. The Family Life Center is a multipurpose facility that includes a gym, game room, and exercise room. During the pandemic Rev. Alexander shifted quickly to allow his members to continue to receive the Word through his teachings, by live streaming Wednesday and Sunday services.
In July of 2018, Rev. Alexander was elected the president of LA Missionary Baptist State Convention with the vision of “Maintain, Reclaim and Retain”. During his term as president Rev. Alexander has worked tirelessly to keep the Convention moving by reclaiming inactive churches and associations. He along with his cabinet are credited with hosting Quarterly Conferences, Annual Sessions and Congress of Christian Education classes virtually in an effort to keep our Convention safe while maintain a regular meeting schedule. Rev. Alexander is humbly looking forward to seeking a second term as president.