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.
Chaston Brown serves as a Pastor of Refuge Church. Him and his wife, Avery, have one daughter and 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 with an emphasis in New Testament and Greek. Chaston preaches monthly, helps with administrative tasks, and helps oversee discipleship leadership. 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.