Our Pastor

Rev. Chandler Willis

The Reverend Chandler “Chan” Willis has pastored First Presbyterian Church Lake Charles since 2011. A Baton Rouge native, Chan earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his MDiv from Columbia Seminary in Georgia. He and his wife Barrie are life-long Presbyterians who met in tenth grade at First Presbyterian Baton Rouge.

Chan came to First Presbyterian Lake Charles (FPC) at a time when our church was struggling with direction. We longed to follow God’s will for our ministry and knew we needed to make changes,but were uncertain what they looked like or how to make them happen. In addition to his passion for Christ, enthusiasm for service, and gregarious love for people, Pastor Chan brought a vision to his leadership at FPC. It has taken a decade of trust, prayer and perseverance, and despite obstacles along the way, we are now prepared to serve the community in our new location in MorganField.

Rev. Chandler Willis leading the Children's Worship

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Please join us in this journey. All are welcome at First Presbyterian.
Feel free to contact us via our Facebook page, call us at 337-433-4667, or email Pastor Chan at pastor@1stpreslc.com
We look forward to hearing from you!

Matthew 9:37-38 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”