Little Cypress Baptist Church

Pastor David Turner

I have been Senior Pastor of Little Cypress Baptist Church since 1997. I have been married to my dear wife, Elizabeth, for over 39 years. We have two wonderful adult children, Daniel and Deborah, and four delightful grandchildren. I have a Bachelor of Arts from Houston Baptist University, and a Masters of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Some of my hobbies and interest include motorcycling, skiing, fishing and hunting. I also enjoy reading works by Henry Blackaby, James Dobson, and John McArthur among others. Most importantly I love Jesus. I want to be obedient to Him and serve Him wherever He has me.

I believe that God equips a servant to accomplish the task He calls him to. I have found this to be true in every place I have served. I believe that the Word of God is infallible, inspired by God, and without error. I am serving in a church that is uniquely a part of the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention, and I fully concur with the doctrinal views of the Southern Baptist Convention. Our goal as a church is to accomplish our generations part of the Great Commission while living out the Great Commandment to love God and one another.

I believe that a Minister of the Gospel is supposed to be doing whatever the Master tells him to do, wherever the Master tells him to do it. My goal is to obey the Lord’s leading to serve Him wherever, whenever He gives me the opportunity. I believe that Ministers of the Gospel should be able to communicate and accomplish vision and action. The message of the Gospel is that God can forgive us and change us. We can forgive others and work within His power to see His work accomplished all around us every day. All of this depends on the kind of love that helps without enabling, holds accountable without condemning, and is willing to do what is right even if no one else will.

Student & Family Minister

Nicholas Coleman




As Student and Family Minister, I am the newest member of the Little Cypress Baptist Church ministerial staff. I come to Little Cypress from Starks, LA, where I served at FBC Starks as the youth minister for over 10 years. I am also a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where I received a Master of Arts in Christian Education. I am married to Kelly Etheridge Coleman, who is a testament of God’s faithfulness. 
I am passionate about serving children, students, and their families, and look forward to what God is going to do at Little Cypress Baptist Church.