Mission & Purpose

The Mission of Bayou Sara Baptist Church is believers committed to the Great Commission by fulfilling the Great Commandment.
Our purpose for existing is:
  • To reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • To teach people the truth of God’s Word.
  • To lead people into a lifestyle of worship.
  • To share with others in global, Christ-centered missions.
  • To help meet the needs of people.
  • To look forward to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
We strive to accomplish this four ways:
  1. CONNECTING to God and one another through intentional relationships.
  2. GROWING in the understanding of Gods Word and the calling of becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ.
  3. SERVING in the Church and community displaying the heart of God in Christ through the work and fruit of the Holy Spirit.
  4. GOING missional into the community, state, nation and around the world to minister and share Jesus Christ.

Our Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Dennis Dunn, Senior Pastor

Pastor Dennis has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at Bayou Sara Baptist Church since March, 2000. He has a Bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist College and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Darlene have three grown children.

Dr. Jamie Harvill, Associate Pastor/ Minister of Music

Jamie has written & co-written several popular worship songs, including “Ancient of Days,” “Because We Believe,” “Firm Foundation,” and “Garments of Praise.” Jamie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Mobile, a Master of Arts in Worship Studies and a Doctorate in Worship from Liberty University.

Dustin Tutor, Associate Pastor/ Minister to Children and Students

Bro. Dustin has over 17 years of vocational ministry experience.  Along with his precious wife Beth, they have two boys, Henry Reece and Blaze, and one precious little girl, Anna-Beth Haze Tutor.  Bro. Toot, as he is often called, is a die-hard Ole Miss and Texas Ranger fan.

Vera Pipkin, Secretary
Jerre Bilbo, Secretary
Otis Strickland, Director Of Food Bank
Bart Daniel, Custodian