Rev. Dr. Bartholomew M. Riggins has been serving as senior pastor of the Faith Chapel Church of God, Baton Rouge, Louisiana since July 1, 2011, now in his seventh year of ministry service. Prior to his current pastoral role, he served as senior pastor of the Light of the World Community Church of God, Shreveport, La for nearly fourteen years.
“Pastor Bart”, as known to the Faith Chapel Church, and his wife First Lady Joy Foggs-Riggins celebrates over twenty years of marriage as they were married July 1994 and to their union they have two sons, Joshua and Titus.
Pastor Bart completed his Doctor of Ministry Studies (DMIN) degree in the spring of 2015 from Anderson University, School of Theology, Anderson, IN. He also has a Masters of Divinity from Anderson University, May 1995, School of Theology, Anderson, IN and a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University, February 91, Ruston, La.
Pastor Bart although now serving as a full-time pastor since 2011, has worked bi-vocationally in the technology departments for Louisiana State University in Shreveport, George S. Olive CPA firm and Burlington Motor Carriers.
Pastor Bart serves as the vice lead coach for SHAPE, Sustaining Health and Pastoral Excellence for the Church of God (CHoG)in Louisiana. Pastor Bart also serves as a national coach for Leadership Focus-credentialing preparation for ChOG. He is the lead stakeholder pastor for the Gardere Initiative in East Baton Rouge Parish and the greater Baton Rouge area. He is a member of the board for Connections Ministry in Baton Rouge, LA. He is the chairperson for the pastoral health team for the Church of God in the state of Louisiana. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Ministry Retreat Center of the Church of God in the state of Louisiana.
Pastor Bart’s most valued mandates for life and ministry are the following: Loving the Lord, loving and keeping personal family strong in the Lord; Loving people: the people of God and people who need to know God, and loving Kingdom work.