Pastoral Staff

Pastoral Staff


Jay Adkins // Pastor

Pastor Jay has served FBC Westwego since November of 2002. His wife Michelle is a public school teacher/missionary and their two sons, Quint and Canon are award winning musicians and faithful campus missionaries in their own right. Jay holds an A.A.S. (Business), a B.A. (Christian Ministry), a M.Div. (Biblical Languages), a Th.M and is presently working toward a Ph.D. in Theology. 

Jay currently serves as a member of the ERLC Leadership Council, as a co-editor of and contributor to SBC Voices, as a member of the BCM Advisory Council for Metro New Orleans and on the Administrative Committee of the New Orleans Baptist Association of Churches.

You can follow Pastor Jay on his blog by clicking here.

George Esler // Student Pastor

Pastor George joined the staff of FBC Westwego in July 2018 but he and his wife Kelli along with their three daughters, Bethany, Ella, and Danni, have been a part of our church family for many years. George and Kelli are native New Orleanians who relocated to the Westbank shortly after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. They have been married since August 2001.

George graduated from Tulane University in 2003 with a degree in Computer Information Systems, and also currently works as an IT Analyst. He came to faith in Christ in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He began attending FBC Westwego in 2006 and developed a deep appreciation for apologetics and sound theology. He taught bible studies for several years at all age levels: children, teens, young adult, and adult. He excitedly supported our Student Ministry in multiple ways before finally sensing the call to become its Student Pastor in 2018.

George’s hobbies include reading, writing, and weightlifting.