Our Mission and Vision 

 We exist to Glorify God and enjoy Him forever. 

and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation, but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.” 
(Romans 15:20-21 ESV)

Our Staff 

 
 
 
 Cole Permenter 

Cole Permenter 

Senior Pastor 

Pastor Cole has served as the Senior Pastor of Bluff Creek since 2015. Don't think Cole is a stranger to Bluff Creek - he served as Youth Pastor here from 2012 until 2014. After graduating from Louisiana Tech with an undergraduate degree in Communication he headed to New Orleans Baptist where he finished his Masters of Divinity and struck up a relationship with his now wife, Rikki, in an evangelism class. They have now been married 7 years and have served together stateside and abroad, along with their weenie dog, Shark. 

A man of many interest, he is a retired MMA fighter, avid surfer & golfer, a paddle boarding pioneer on the Amite, a scuba enthusiast, and woodworker. 

Before serving at Bluff Creek Cole served previously as a pastor in churches in Louisiana and Hawaii. 

 
 Justen Taylor 

Justen Taylor 

Music Minister & Student Pastor 

Information on Justen coming soon! 

 
 
 
 Julie Stevens

Julie Stevens

 
 
 
 
 James Norton 

James Norton 

 
 
 
 
 
 Jackie Brian 

Jackie Brian 

 
 
 Janice McNabb

Janice McNabb

Children's Minister  

Julie Stevens was born and raised in Clinton, Louisiana.  She lives there with her husband of over twenty years, Joey, and their two teenage children, Jackson and D’Lanie.  Joey and Julie began attending Bluff Creek Baptist Church in 1998.  Julie received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s degree in Elementary Principalship from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.  She has worked in elementary education since 1995.  She currently serves as Principal of Tanglewood Elementary School in Central, Louisiana.  Julie’s heart has always been with children and enjoys building relationships with the children of Bluff Creek Baptist and teaching them about God’s word.  Julie has a deep love for the people of Bluff Creek Baptist.  She has enjoyed years of watching the children grow and seeing many of them come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. It has been a blessing to have her family grow up in Bluff Creek Baptist Church. 

 

 

SOUND TECHNICIAN

James was born in Texas and then ended up in North Alabama after a detour to Europe, Belgium to be exact.  His dad was in the Army so moving was a part of his life early on. He met his beautiful wife, Jennifer, in Niles, Michigan.  Funny how God can bring a girl from Louisiana and a boy from Alabama to Michigan so they can meet and form a friendship that has led to a beautiful marriage. They have 6 wonderful kids. James has been involved in church audio since 1984 when he was a junior in high school.  He enjoys the challenge he gets from working in the area of sound reinforcement because just when you think you have it all figured out the technology shows you how much you don’t know.  It is an ever changing industry and always an adventure to stay up to date.

 

 
 
 

CHURCH TREASURER

Information on Jackie coming soon! 

 
 
 

Church Secretary

Janice McNabb was born and raised in Bluff Creek. She has been married to Allen since 1978. They have two daughters, Alison and Jamie. Allison is married to Ben Cutrer and Jamie is married to Tim Ward. Allison has three children Hayden, Hudson and Harrison Cutrer. Janice enjoys spending time with her family and  friends but her most precious joy comes from playing with her grandchildren and watching them grow. She has been the secretary at Bluff Creek Baptist Church for over 30 years and she loves it.