Justin Haynes is the lead pastor at Refuge Church. He and wife Brittany and four kids Daisy, Waverly, Salom, and Gideon, moved to New Orleans to plant Refuge. After moving to New Orleans, the Haynes family became a foster family. They now have added Jeremiah and Ezra to their family permanently. Justin has faithfully served multiple churches and has years of ministry of experience. As the pastor, Justin preaches the majority of Sundays, casts vision for the church, and provides leadership for the congregation. Justin lives in the neighborhood impacting the community through daily interactions.
Caleb Sayger is the Associate Pastor and Music Minister at Refuge Church. He graduated from Leavell College with a BA in Christian Ministry, and has been serving at Refuge Church for a little over 4 years. He meets with people in the community, prepares music for Sundays, and accomplishes administrative tasks. Summer currently teaches one year olds at the Early Learning Center located in Gentilly. Him and his wife, Summer, live close-by the Marigny/Bywater area in Gentilly.
Chaston Brown serves as the Pastor of Evangelism at Refuge Church. Him and his wife, Avery, live near the Bywater/Marigny area in Gentilly. Chaston currently is a full-time student at NOBTS where he is pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies and Mentoring. Avery currently teaches one year olds at the Early Learning Center located in Gentilly. Chaston and Avery have a deep love for the community and a strong desire to see Jesus Christ worshiped throughout the city of New Orleans.