OUR LEAD PASTORS
Todd & Lisa SchumacheR
Pastor Todd and Lisa founded Church of the King in 2006. It is their heart and passion to see people encounter God and grow in their relationship with Him. They have four beautiful children, Christopher, Nicholas, Aubrey and Erik, and love spending time together at the family farm fishing, hunting and exploring the outdoors.
Thom & Tonya Barry
Executive & Students Pastor
Born in Upstate New York, schooled in Texas and with national executive experience, the story of how Pastor Thom ended up in Lake Charles is honestly his greatest testimony. Thom and Tonya, his wife of eleven years, met at a small Bible college in Central Texas, have two awesome children, Taite and Tenley, and have attended COTK for more than five years. Thom joined the COTK staff four years ago as executive pastor and students pastor, as well as overseeing the operations and systems of COTK. It’s the Barry family’s drive to see people transformed by the Word of God and a community transformed by God’s people.
Josh & Kelly Bigwood
Another northern transplant, Pastor Josh has been on staff for six years and currently oversees our facilities and many of the technical aspects of what goes on around here at COTK. Josh and Kelly met in Houston twelve years ago, have been married for eight years, and have a huge heart for couples and families to succeed in marriage. They have five kids (Kaleb, Hannah, Abigail, Elizabeth and Samuel), four horses, five cows and live on a small farm where Josh pretends to be a cowboy and dreams of the days when the Minnesota Vikings will be a powerhouse once again.
Dennis & Cyndy Scott
Children's Ministry Directors/Elders
With almost twenty years experience working with children, as well as raising three children of their own, Dennis & Cyndy know a thing or two about teaching kids how love and follow Jesus. They have a passion to see children encounter God and understand His word to them - all the while showing the kids that its a blast to serve God! As Children's Director at Church of the King they oversee all aspects of children's ministry and ensure that your children are safe, loved and empowered to live the life that God has called them to live. They both live life loud and large and infuse that fun-loving philosophy into their ministry.
Dan & Liz Abdalla
Small Groups/Campaign Director
Dan and Liz have a passion for people and families to be whole and healthy, and that passion spills over into everything they do. Together, they serve as small group coordinators and Liz is our nursery director. Dan and Liz met while attending LSU and together they have four beautiful children; Callie, Thomas, Claire and Emory. The Abdallas live in DeQuincy and have a heart to see the city grow and prosper.
While Anna's official title is business administrator and executive assistant, she wears many, many, hats and we can't imagine life without her on the team. Anna is also the force behind our women's ministry, Daughters of the King, which was born out of her passion for women to connect with each other and grow in Christ. She is married to Aaron Guidry who serves in our Pastoral Care ministry and they have a son, Brandon, and two daughters, Andie and Taylor.
Jordan grew up in Grand Lake, La., and graduated from McNeese State University with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. He began volunteering in media a little more than three years ago and currently serves as the creative media director here at COTK. In addition to overseeing all of the video production, Jordan also heads our welcome and environment team, ensuring that your experience at COTK is a great one. Jordan has also been a drummer on our worship team for more than eight years.