Meet our staff

  • Waymond Warren, Pastor

    Being a husband, father, father-in-law and Pap-paw has been the greatest privilege God has given me—being a pastor comes right after that! The Fair Park family has been wonderful to us for about 23 years and we love this church! Stability and health matters in a church, and so does vision. God keeps showing us how to serve the changing needs of people today. I hope you join us!

  • Darris Waren, Associate pastor

    Fair Park has been my home and my family my entire life! A graduate of the University of Louisiana Monroe, I worked in banking for nearly 13 years and at the church bi-vocationally before joining the staff full time. I love serving at Fair Park and can't imagine being anywhere else. I enjoy volunteering for in our community. I am married to Kayle and we have two beautiful daughters, Grace & Emma.

  • Chris Bryant, Discipleship pastor

    I was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana. I put my faith in Jesus Christ at fifteen years old and a few years later I was called into ministry. I graduated from ULM with a B.A. in psychology. Currently, I am pursuing my master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I am married to my beautiful wife, Alecia Bryant and we have two children, Parker and Avery. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to serve at Fair Park and blessed to be a part of the Fair Park family!

  • Brent May, Minister of worship

    I joined Fair Park in 2006 and started playing in the praise band soon after. After graduating from Louisiana Tech, I began working in education. Since 2014 I have been bi-vocational on staff at Fair Park. I've always loved playing music and love to worship God through song. Playing music with our worship team is a highlight of my week. I've been married to Amanda since 2010. She also serves on the praise team. We have 3 wonderful kids, Aly, Sadie, and Joseph.

  • Liz Sanderson, Music Assistant

    It is my joy and pleasure to serve as Fair Park's Music Ministry Assistant. Being able to serve people of all ages is a tremendous blessing. Fair Park has been my church home for 30 years, although not consecutive years. I am very thankful God allowed me to come back home after serving in another church. In 1979, I received my vocal music degree from Northeast LA University. Shortly after, an opportunity to teach special needs children "fell into my lap" and I enjoyed teaching these young people for 33 years. Now retired, I love spending time in the Canopy Cafe serving our church family and folks in the community. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband, Roger and neighbors, who are family - Jane Peterson, Christy White, Katy and Chris Vallery, and my grandchildren, Trent, Luke, Jax, Gavin and Livi Kate.

  • Bobby Parnell, Missions minister

    I have lived in West Monroe for 12 years and a member of Fair Park for over 14 years. I have worked in the children’s, youth, and college ministries during that time. I graduated from ULM in 2009 with a BA in Arts and Sciences and am currently working on a masters at NOBTS. I have been married to my amazing wife, Lexie, for over 16 years, and we have been blessed with 2 wonderful children, Victoria and William.

  • Sherrie Albritton, Minister to children

    I have served as Minister to Children since September 2002. I love being able to serve at a church where Children and families are top priority, and where Godly foundations are being laid for our children. I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1992 and New Orleans Theological Seminary with a pre-school and children's ministry certificate in 2000. I have been happily married to my husband Kirk my best supporter since September 17, 1988. God has blessed our family with 5 wonderful children, Morgan, Mitchell, Mason, Micah and Marley. He has also placed in our hearts the desire to care for the orphans around the world where we are in the process of adopting our daughter from Ukraine. I count it a privilege to serve at Fair Park Baptist Church, plus serving our state through VBS state traveling teams and teaching child evangelism conferences, which help equip our childhood education teachers!

  • Cindy teel, children's bible learning specialist

    I am honored to be a part of the Fair Park Church Staff/Team as the Children’s Bible Learning Specialist. I am a retired Elementary Teacher and Reading Interventionist. I am blessed to have earned my Bachelors and Master’s degrees from NLU and a Ministry Certification from New Orleans Baptist Seminary. I am married to Steve and we have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. My goal in this position is to create, write, and implement a Bible Curriculum for our children, as well as assist leaders as they teach it. As a parent and grandparent, I feel an urgency in these uncertain times to be sure our children know, understand, and apply the Word of God to their lives. I am excited to see how God will unfold and use this curriculum for His glory and our children’s benefit. I also serve as the Coordinator for our ALLfit Wellness Ministry. This ministry uses Bible Study and Fitness classes to assist members to attain the healthy lifestyle God desires for us all.

  • Casey moore, student minister

    I was born in West Monroe, Louisiana. When I was going into middle school my family moved out to Eros, Louisiana. The Lord saved me in my Senior year of high school and called me to ministry just a year later. I graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from ULM. I am currently pursuing a master’s from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I had the wonderful privilege of marrying my wife, Emily, on May 4th, 2019. We are blessed to serve alongside everyone here at Fair Park and get to minister to students and their families.

  • Pam Thompson, Minister of ministry development

    My family originally came from Mississippi, but I have spent most of my life making Louisiana my home. This is where I met my husband Ron and began our family. God has blessed us with two children, Landon and Kacie. The Lord placed a call on my heart at a young age and after many years I committed my life to Him in full time ministry. It is my heart’s desire for people to experience a relationship with Christ and teach them to see His great might and power working in their own lives!

  • janice dumas, Ministry assistant

    It has been my privilege to serve as Ministry Assistant here at Fair Park since October 2012. My husband, Larry, and I joined the Fair Park family in September 2011. When this position became open, God placed on my heart a desire to serve His church through my administrative and secretarial skills. I retired after 31 years at the University of Louisiana – Monroe having been Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Business Administration. (I am a WMHS alumnus and have a bachelor’s degree from ULM in Management, minor in Gerontology). Not only is it a joy to work with the pastor and each one of the ministers daily, but it is also a privilege to serve and minister to the church family. Larry and I are the parents of Todd Dumas (Dianna) and Traci Payne (Dennis). We are blessed with four wonderful grandchildren, Lauren and Avery Dumas, Elijah and Emersyn Payne.

  • marlene williams, communications minister

    I am originally from West Monroe, but had the blessing of moving away to seminary, then later to Mississippi and Georgia. West Monroe is where I was born and raised; my roots are here! I graduated from ULM with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management. I moved to Fort Worth, Texas to earn my seminary degree in Master of Arts, Church Administration. Later in my career I earned an Executive MBA from Louisiana Tech. I previously worked in ministry for 5 years, then in the business world for 18 years. I am in awe of how God has merged my background, education, career and ministry to serve Him in this capacity at Fair Park. I joined the church staff in October of 2018; I am home here!Donnie and I have been married since 1997 and have an amazing little girl – our blessing, who I call my “Happy Hannah”.

  • Matt Vines, Student Worship

    Originally from Pineville, LA, I moved to Monroe to attend ULM in 2013, where I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Communication and Digital Media. Ever since I could remember, I loved to play and listen to music, whether it was listening to my dad play the piano and sing along to old cassette tapes or picking up the guitar for the first time at the age of ten. When I was in high school, my passion for music ministry began when I was asked to join the youth praise team in my student ministry, and ever since God has brought me to so many places to be involved in worship. I now have the privilege of leading Student Worship here at Fair Park, as well as helping with the music ministry on Sunday mornings. I am married to my best friend and amazing wife, Ashlee, and we are excited to be a part of this great ministry.

  • Wes coleman, Minister to Young Adults

    I began following Christ as Lord at the age of eleven. I've lived in North Louisiana all my life and went to school at ULM, graduating in Kinesiology. In 2010 I felt called to the ministry and have had the privilege of serving on staff at various local churches since that time. I'm married to my lovely wife Amber who is a wonderful partner in ministry. I'll receive a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2020 and am very excited to serve as Minister to Young Adults at Fair Park. Statistics say young adults usually leave the church due to bad experiences and a lack of connection. Fair Park is a church who prioritizes this age group as a major ministry focus. May God use our church to bring up strong and faithful leaders from this generation who make a difference for God’s Kingdom in our community!