Strategic Management Team

Olu Brown

Lead Pastor

As lead pastor, Olu's strategic and forward-thinking vision has positioned Impact as a space and place where Impact is the intersection where spiritual and innovative realms meet. Impact is celebrating 14 years, and Olu's leadership has ensured a continuous evolution to live Doing Church Differently™ as he shares the love of Christ with the world. Olu is the father of daughter Daya Elom, and son Langston Wesley.

Erin White

Executive Director

As the Executive Director, Erin is responsible for executing the vision of Impact Church through end-to-end strategic planning, dynamic staff leadership & development, and decisive operational and financial efficiency. Erin believes that it is important to lead with an Impactor, Viewer and Community first perspective to ensure we meet the needs of these groups with clarity, compassion and transformative connection all for the Glory of God. Erin is the proud daughter of Carlita and the dog mom of a super cute Yorkie by the name of Hollywood.

Paul Thibodeaux

Connections Pastor

As Connection's Pastor Paul serves to connect people to Christ through their life at Impact Church.  Whether it's through volunteering, outreach, becoming an Impactor, discipleship, administering the sacraments or just caring for the people, Paul helps people discover and develop their gifts so they can be deployed to do the work of serving in the kingdom.  Paul has enjoyed and been fulfilled in ministry at Impact since 2017. He and his wife Yvette enjoy the six sons God has entrusted to them.

Eddie Bridgeman

Care Pastor

As Care Pastor, Eddie's primary responsibility is to provide pastoral care to persons in need within Impact Church and the community through prayer, presence, and access to resources. Eddie’s focus is to offer a peaceful, loving, God-led presence and prayer while accompanying individuals through their life changes. He’s favorite scripture and standard, for which he finds strength, is Mark 11:24.

Johnnetta Johnson

Associate Pastor

Pastor PJ provides leadership to our Impact Gives Back (IGB) outreach/mission initiatives that address the needs and provides basic resources that will improve the well -being of our community and congregation. Implements strategies and develops Ignite Education sessions that guide new Impactors as they explore their faith. Provides leadership and oversees the planning for Imprint, our small faith sharing groups by developing curriculum content and offering various experiences that enhance spiritual growth. Oversees, plans and administers the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.

Aleatha Lanier

Creative Worship Director

Aleatha Lanier is proud to serve as co-creator of the Impact Worship Experience. As creative curator of Impact’s weekly experience, Aleatha is able to combine her love for people, creativity, production, and project planning. 

Erica Mills

Production Director

Ready. Set. Dream. Proceed! Meet Erica Mills, Production Director and Co-creator of the Impact Worship Experience. With an industrious passion for music, directing, producing and video producion, Erica is an Emmy-Award winning video editor who consistently strives to bridge the gap between ideation and creative execution. Creativity and innovation involve risks, but Erica believes "when you leap, the net will appear." Ready. Set Dream. Proceed!

Robert Sheats

Facilities Director

As the facilities director Robert is responsible for managing the upkeep our entire campus grounds and buildings as well as health and safety standards. He is always delighted to arrange campus tours and share Impact’s vision with everyone who visits.

Cindy McNeil

Children's Ministry Director

As the Children's Ministry Director, Cindy McNeil is responsible for leading the entire children’s ministry to ensure a smoothly operating, safe and effective program. Cindy recruits and trains leaders who touch children’s lives with God’s love, teach them God’s Word and provide fellowship with God’s people - laying a foundation that will keep children interested in the things of God and involved in church fellowship for a lifetime.

Marissa Akery

NxT-G Pastor

As NxT-G Pastor, Marissa is committed to the building and edifying of God's kingdom through holistic care of children, youth, young adults, parents, and leaders. She is passionate about promoting their spiritual and personal growth while ensuring that they are surrounded by an authentic, loving, and supportive community. Marissa truly believes that the "next" generation is the generation of now and strives to embrace, engage, and encourage young people in a way that communicates their capacity to make an impact in the present.

Emma Ferguson

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Lead Pastor

As Olu's executive assistant, Emma provides her arsenal of support to ensure that the mission and vision that Impact has is met through any touchpoint: text, phone, email. She is available to respond to the needs of our community. Emma delights in saying to all who contact her to "take good care."

Phyllis Watson

Front Office Manager & Campus Coordinator

Phyllis is the Campus Coordinator and point of contact for information regarding all things Impact Church.  She is always ready to provide back-up and assist with logistics for on-campus activities.  She believes serving others is a privilege and will never "grow weary in well-doing", Gal 6:10.