Staff & Ministry Leaders

Steve and Becky Smith,  Lead Pastors
   At the age of 17, Pastor Steve had a life-changing encounter with God that went something like this…’God, if You are real and if You are who they say You are, then do something with me’.  From that point on his life was transformed.  After serving as Associate Pastor for 12 years and Senior Pastor for 9 years in Gretna, LA, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast region and changed everything in South Louisiana.  In Katrina’s aftermath, with a destroyed church and scattered congregation, Pastor Steve and Becky purchased the current facility, renovated it and started WestPoint Church in November 2006.
   Becky Smith serves along with her husband at WPC as Director of Ministries.  She comes from a rich, Christian heritage, being a 3rd generation pastor’s wife.  Her passion is seeing God’s Kingdom grow, His church built and His people growing in grace.
Pastor Steve and Becky have three children and five grandchildren.
 
 
new-toussaints Kenneth and Tina Toussaint, Church Elders
   Kenneth and Tina have been connected to ministry with Pastors Steve and Becky for many years.  They were an integral part of the launching of WestPoint Church and are charter members since 2006. Passionate about the local church and specifically WestPoint, Kenneth and Tina train men and women to serve in the church in his or her area of giftedness.  Known for their love for all, they also serve as Directors of the WestPoint Impressions Team (Ushers and Greeters). Both Kenneth and Tina gave their lives to Christ in 1994.  They have three adult children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 
 
 
Heather Milhet, Administrative Assistant 
   Heather Milhet is the Administrative Assistant at WestPoint Church.  She gave her life to Christ in 2005, was baptized at WestPoint Church in 2007, and continues to nurture her relationship with God.  Along with serving as WestPoint’s Administrative Assistant, Heather is the head of the Registration Ministry, which utilizes the KidCheck system to keep track of WPC Kids Ministry attendance.
She is a life-long resident of the Greater New Orleans area.  Heather is married to Paul Milhet, who serves on WestPoint’s Production
and Worship Teams, and they have two children.
 
 
 
Stephanie Serrano, Worship Team
   Stephanie Serrano has been serving at WestPoint Church since its inception  in 2006.  Having experienced the presence and call of
God on her life as a teen, she loves to see people experience God in a real way.  Stephanie is passionate about showing people the power of God’s presence through music.  Along with her ministry at WPC, Stephanie works as an Office Manager for a local doctor’s office.
She is married to Eric Serrano, who serves as lead guitar on the WestPoint Worship Team and they have two children.
 
 
 
 
Christopher and Brittany Blum, EPIC Youth Directors
   Chris and Brittany Blum are our Youth Directors over EPIC Youth Ministry. Chris and Brittany have a love and passion to see our youth come to know and grow in their relationship with Christ. They are both registered nurses and have hearts to serve and help people in any way they can. Brittany came to the saving grace of Christ as a teenager and Chris, as a young adult. They have been serving the Lord together since they were married in 2006. Chris and Brittany have four children.
 
 
 
 
Cindy Polanco, TGIF Tweens Ministry
   Cindy Polanco is the Director of TGIF…Tweens Growing in Faith at WestPoint Church. She came to New Orleans from The Bronx, New York at 10 years of age.  She has served consistently with WestPoint Church as a part of the Launch Team in 2006, until the present.  Cindy is a registered Social Worker, licensed under the State of Louisiana and has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Southern University.  With a joyful and caring heart, you can find Cindy touching people’s lives wherever she goes.  Her desire is to show the love of Christ to children of all ages and from all walks of life.
 
 
 
Tamara Guillory, WP Kids ages 7-9
Tamara Guillory is the Director of WP Kids ages 4-9. Tamara is a teacher by profession, and is gifted with great patience and compassion to help her thrive in ministry to WestPoint children. She has a passion for seeing children learn, lead, and love, especially when it comes to loving God and His Word. She has been a follower of Christ from childhood and has been involved in Children’s Ministry since her teen years. Tamara has been a member of WestPoint Church since 2013 and has 2 sons who are a part of the life of WestPoint’s Children and Teen Ministries.
 
 
 
Alisa DeSoto, WP Pre-K Ministry
Alisa DeSoto is the Department Head for WestPoint Pre-K Ministry.  With a love for everyone she meets and a heart of gold, Alisa has found her niche serving the WP Pre-K children.  Alisa has a long career in nursing and works for Ochsner Hospital.  She has one adult son and a large family surrounding her.
 
 
 
 
 
Victoria Bush, Production
   Victoria Bush was born and raised in New Orleans and has been serving at WestPoint Church since 2009. She was saved as a teenager, but at the age of 26, had a turning point in her life and gave her whole heart to Christ.  She has worked in ministry for over 10 years and uses her ministry skills to serve as WestPoint’s Production Ministry Leader.  Vicki is married to Dave Bush, who serves as a guitarist on the WestPoint Worship Team and they have two children.
 
 
 
 
Emily Terrebone, Director of Events
Emily Terrebone serves as the Director of Events at WestPoint Church.  She keeps things happening, fun and exciting!  Emily graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Forensic Science.  She is employed as a Deputy for the JPSO and specializes in firearm and tool mark examinations. Emily is married to Shawn Terrebone and is bonus mom to 2 beautiful sons.
 
 
 
 
 
Tommy and Catherine Coon, Connect Adult Fellowship
   Tommy and Catherine Coon are the Directors of our Connect Adult Fellowship.  Tommy came to saving faith on Easter Sunday, 1994 and Catherine has been serving the Lord for 40 years.  Tommy has a heart for serving and missions and takes every opportunity to serve on medical missionary trips to Nicaragua.  Catherine has been a Bible study teacher for over 20 years, has taught both children and adults, and also serves on the WestPoint Church Worship Team.  Tommy and Catherine are eager to see believers grow in the knowledge of God and in His wonderful love and have a desire to minister to adults who are interested in growing and serving together.
 
 
 
Debra Leonard, Next Steps Ministry
Debra Leonard is the Director of WestPoint’s Next Steps Ministry, which helps to facilitate the Salvation Experience for new believers. As people respond to the call to receive Christ at WestPoint Church, Debra meets with them to give guidance for the next steps in their new life in Christ. As part of Next Steps, Deborah encourages new believers to be baptized in water and the importance of having a prayer life. After being saved at an early age, Deb learned through studying God’s Word that prayer was a vital part of being a Christ follower. She knows there is power in prayer and has personally witnessed numerous answered prayers. Debra has been a Christ follower for 50 years.
 
 
Belinda Henderson, We Care Ministries
   Belinda Henderson has always had a strong passion for feeding the needy.  After the deaths of her husband and son, the Lord spoke to her about feeding the homeless under the Interstate-10 overpass on Claiborne Avenue.  He told her to make twelve bags of fruit and water and give them out to the homeless living there.  Those twelve bags have turned into over three hundred people that We Care serves monthly, as the Gretna distribution site for Second Harvest Food Bank.  We Care Ministry gives out food and clothes and serves the Westbank with this motto – All are welcome and no one is turned down.  Aside from serving as the Director of We Care Ministries,  Belinda has been a member of West Point Church since 2007, and serves on the Impressions Team.
 
 
new-bladsackers
Albert Bladsacker, WP Men’s Ministry and Jane Bladsacker, Real Women Ministry
   Jane Bladsacker serves as the Real Women’s Director at WestPoint Church.  She grew up locally in a strong Christian home, and has been saved for over forty-five years.  During her teen years, Jane answered a calling on her life.  As a young married adult, Jane and her husband served in various types of church ministries. Her gift for teaching the Word of God is her passion and her call is to minister to God’s precious women.
   Albert serves as the Director of WP Men’s Ministry.  He works in conjunction with Pastor Steve to lead the EXPRESS Men’s Bible study on Wednesday nights and coordinates various men’s events including sports nights, fellowship events, fishing trips and more!