Speaker Bios


Robert Maxie
Pastor Robert Maxie

Robert Maxie

Pastor P
Pastor Philip Pimlott

Philip Pimlot

Bobby Jackson
Pastor Bobby Jackson

Bobby Jackson

Tonja Miles
Minister Tonja Miles

Tonja Miles


Chad Dinkel
Pastor Chad Dinkel

Chad Dinkel

 

Kristen Maddox
Minister Kristen Maddox

Kristen Maddox

Blake and Christina Melancon

Elizabeth
Minister Elizabeth Demarest

Elizabeth Demarest

Pastor Robert Maxie

Robert was born and raised in Baton Rouge, and graduated from Capitol High School. He then joined the Navy and completed nine deployments including three in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He graduated from The Naval School of Health Sciences with a certification in Substance Abuse Counseling. He has served all… Continue reading Pastor Robert Maxie

Pastor Philip Pimlot

Philip Pimlott founded HeartsEase Family Life Church in 2003. Originally from Norwich, England, Pastor Philip comes from a long line of ministers. He grew up in a home where he saw God’s word not only spoken, but lived, on a daily basis. That is why he is still so passionate about families today.  Since founding… Continue reading Pastor Philip Pimlot

Pastor Bobby Jackson

After three felony convictions, 16 years in the prison system and seven years in prison, Bobby Jackson found Christ. Since then, God has given him a beautiful wife and children, restored his relationships, and given him a new start at life. Today, Bobby is committed to serving God and the community around him and building His… Continue reading Pastor Bobby Jackson

Pastor Tonja Miles

Tonja Myles is an ordained minister, community activist, peer counselor, veteran, and sought-after counsel for community-based systemic approaches to mental wellness and rehabilitation. Her expertise comes from her own experience as an addict, suicide attempt survivor, and victim of childhood sexual abuse. She is an advocate for humane, compassionate, and ethical treatment of individuals who… Continue reading Pastor Tonja Miles

Pastor Chad Dinkel

Chad Dinkel is the pastor of Purpose Church in downtown Baton Rouge. Chad has been involved with addiction ministry for more than a decade and before launching Purpose Church, Chad and his wife Angel founded Restoring Purpose Ministries which offers transitional living for those in recovery, provides grants to addicts for rehab and ministers to… Continue reading Pastor Chad Dinkel

Minister Kristen Maddox

Kristen made a decision to have an abortion when she was sixteen years old. This “choice” led her down a dark path of drug addiction, which led to a cycle of incarceration and desperation. There was a cry deep inside her soul for freedom. Jesus literally rescued her out of a prison far worse than… Continue reading Minister Kristen Maddox

Minster Elizabeth Demarest

Elizabeth Demarest and her husband, Aley, currently live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and have been married since 2004. They have three amazing children, Nathanael, Benjamin, and Gisele. She is firmly planted in her local church for over nineteen years and believes the church is necessary to cultivate our true passions and purpose. A third-generation missionary,… Continue reading Minster Elizabeth Demarest