Listen as Pastor Sean shares an update on Decades:

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From Pastor Sean about Decades:

You and I—and everyone who is a part of The Bayou—are a part of a huge story of redemption and hope that God is writing. It didn’t start with us … and it won’t end with us, either. 
We’ve come to a crucial moment in our story. We have the opportunity to build on the legacy of our past and lay a strong foundation that will carry The Bayou forward. If we respond in faith, what we do in the next two years will impact the lives of adults, students, and kids for decades.

Sean Walker, Senior Pastor

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Throughout this 2-year process, we will post photos and videos so you can see how your Decades commitments and contributions are being applied to shape the future. As of April 2023, we have 100% of the 18M goal committed! Thank you for being on this journey with us. 

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Pray First

Join us on the first Saturday each month at 8:30am in our First Steps room for a 30-minute prayer gathering. These monthly sessions will be led by volunteers, and the format and topic will vary but include prayer requests in one of our three target areas: ongoing ministry, make a difference, future expansion. No need to register, but please note there will be no childcare.


God planted a vision in a faithful band of believers from Emmanuel Baptist Church. Their obedience to plant a church east of the bayou on a dirt road has grown and impacted thousands in Acadiana. Take a look at how God has moved in the last 56 years! 

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Let's pray and commit to give whatever God puts on our hearts.

Decades is first and foremost a discipleship initiative. We want to grow together in the way we understand who God is and what role He is inviting each of us to play in His unfolding story. We are asking every person in the Bayou family to invest in unprecedented ways to see God work powerfully in Acadiana and beyond for Decades to come.