Our Leadership

Keith Cochran, Pastor · This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keith began serving as Pastor of West Jackson in February 2013. Keith is originally from Memphis, TN. He is married to Bretta and they have 3 girls: Ally, Sarah, and Emily.  Keith is a graduate of the University of Memphis (Bachelor of Science in Education), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Religion: Church Ministries), and Louisiana Baptist University (PhD in Biblical Studies).

Keith’s heart is to teach the Word of God, disciple believers to live like Jesus, reach the lost with the Gospel, and worship God. He believes his calling as a Pastor is to equip and train believers for the ministry as Paul outlines in Ephesians 4:12. His desire is to lead and encourage people to live out the Great Commandment by loving the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and loving their neighbor as themselves, (Matthew 22:37-40) and the Great Commission by going and making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20). Keith has a heart for missions and a heart to see the church sent out to advance God’s Kingdom.

 

Chris O'Daniel, Associate Pastor · This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris came to West Jackson Street in August of 2000 as Student Minister and began serving as Associate Pastor in January of 2018.  Chris received a Master of Divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN and is also a graduate of Mississippi State University.  He is a native of Southaven, MS.  He and his wife Amy have four sons: Cameron, Clayton, Carson, and Connor.

 

Todd Mordecai , Minister of Music · tThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Todd and his wife Jenna joined the West Jackson team December of 2015. They have two daughters Ava and Anna. They moved to Tupelo from Columbus Mississippi where the both call home. Todd is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women (And Smart Men To!) with an undergraduate in Music. He is also finishing up a Master's of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He provides leadership and organization to all the wonderfully talented musicians at West Jaskson and also oversees Communications for the church office.

Todd's calling is to use his love of music to reach others for Jesus Christ. He also plans to disciple and educate members about God's expectation for us in worship. "God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."(John 4:24)


Lisa Hofmister, Director of Preschool & Children's Ministries · This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lisa and her husband Jamie moved to Tupelo from Ellijay, GA in 1998. She attended Owens Tech and Barstow Community College while serving 7 years in the U.S. Army. She and Jamie joined our West Jackson Street Baptist Church family in 1999 and she has been serving in our preschool department since. She and Jamie have two daughters, Carlye and Kelly, and one son, Jack. With a passion for children, serving in our preschool department has been a perfect fit for both she and her family.