Church Staff

Pastors & Staff

J. Steven Wilkins


Steve Wilkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree (in Pre-Law) from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Divinity from the Reformed Theological Seminary of Jackson, Mississippi. He was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1976. He served as the pastor of Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church of Monroe, Louisiana from 1989 to 2018. On April 15, 2018, Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church began worshipping in a new location in West Monroe, LA. and changed its name to Church of the Redeemer.
Pastor Wilkins is the author of Face to Face: Meditations on Friendship & HospitalityCall of Duty: The Sterling Nobility of Robert E. Lee, & All Things for Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson.


Assistant Pastor

Drew Maney has been on staff since January 1, 2018. He came from Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church of St. Louis, MO (PCA). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy and Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Drew and his wife Ashley have three children: Elizabeth, Jedidiah, and Lenka.


Music & Media

Jarrod Richey has been on staff since 2005. He began working at Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church in 2005 in Media, Communications, and Church Choral Music. He now oversees music, choir and media for Church of the Redeemer. He serves as choir director for the church as well as oversees the church's supplemental hymnal project. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Music from Louisiana Tech University and Master of Music from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is the author of BACH to the FUTURE: Fostering Music Literacy Today and more recently the general editor and contributing author for Raise the Song: A Classical Christian Guide to Music Education published by the ACCS in 2019.


Secretary & Office Manager

Mrs. Peacock is the full-time secretary and office manager for Church of the Redeemer and is the first voice and first face you will likely come in contact with upon contacting the church. She is the mother to four grown children and numerous grandchildren.


Audio/Video Production & IT Manager

Braden officially joined the staff in a part-time capacity as Audio/Video Producition Supervisor overseeing the growing media and technical opportunities at Church of the Redeemer Church in West Monroe, LA. Braden and his wife Eryn welcomed their first child, Matthias Braden in June of 2017.