In the year 2000, after many nights of prayer in our founding Pastors

Deven and Kathy Pedeaux’s living room, God began to create and reveal

the heart and DNA of The Mission Church. Twenty five leaders gathered

there to cry out to God and dream of a life-giving church filled with vision

to love and reach out to our community.


The Mission Church held its first service on February 4th, 2001 right across

the street from Southeastern Louisiana University in the former University

Twin Cinema. Eighty beautiful people came on that first Sunday with

excitement, expectation, and with great curiosity of what God could be

doing through this little church.


Pastors Deven and Kathy Pedeaux started The Mission Church because

they felt the call of God to plant a church that would “Build Big People

who would do Big Things for God.” They asked God why they should

start another church when there were good churches already established

in our community? The Lord said, “I want you to start a new church

because it will be unique and have a different strategy to win souls.” So

in obedience, with literally nothing in hand but a dream, a word from God,

and a supernatural measure of faith, The Mission Church was born!

Pastors Deven and Kathy’s dream has always been that the body of

Christ would realize their dreams and fulfill their purpose in Christ as they

take the exciting journey of life together with the family of God. Their joy

is and will continue to be, seeing men and women equipped and released

into doing the work of the ministry!


Pastors Deven and Kathy will forever

continue to serve as founding pastors as well as in an apostolic role,

covering and deeply loving The Mission Church.