Dr. Rocky Henriques
Rocky has been Pastor of Utica Baptist Church since September of 2009, having re-entered full-time ministry after serving as a bi-vocational pastor for the previous 13 years. He earned both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and has pastored several churches from one end of Mississippi to the other. He describes his preaching style as teaching/expository, and believes we serve a God who cares about every detail of our lives. Rocky is married to Sharon, and they live in the parsonage with one dog, one parrot, and two outside cats. His favorite Scripture is Jeremiah 29:11
Minister of Music
Judy has served Utica Baptist Church as Minister of Music for thirty-five years! During that time she has seen a lot of changes, and knows what God can do. She and her husband "Coach" have lived on Main St. all that time, and are the parents of two adult children. Her favorite Scripture is Psalm 139.
Minister of Youth
Jason has recently been called as our Minister of Youth, after being very active in the Youth and Music Ministries of our church. He brings a lot of fresh and creative ideas to this work, and we are excited about the future possibilities! Jason and Shelby have one child, Roy, who really "belongs" to all of us.
What would we do without Loretta! Utica is her home, and she has served the Lord at Utica Baptist Church as Church Secretary for the last fifteen years. She and her husband Darrell are the parents of two adult children, and are very active members of our church. Loretta's favorite Scripture is John 3:16.