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 The Faces of New Jerusalem...




Pastor Jerry & Denise Cocran

Pastor Jerry and Denise Cocran 

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I'm a native Slidellian who graduated from Slidell High School in 1969. I furthered my education by attending Southeastern University for 2 yrs and a Bible school in a local church for 5 yrs. I became a Christian in 1977 and diligently began serving the Lord. 

In Feb of 1985, I started New Jerusalem with a group of about 50 people in a doctor's office on Robert Rd. in Slidell, La.

My first wife of 33 yrs., went to be with the Lord in March of 2006. I am very happily remarried now. My wife Denise and I have 6 children ranging from 34 to 14 yrs. of age and some 6 grand children.

I've been blessed to have been the founding and Senior Pastor of New Jerusalem and currently serving on the Apostolic Team with the Network of Related Pastors an International Ministry Fellowship.






 Associate Pastor Jimmy & Robin Baird



Jim and Robin Baird are New Orleans natives and have lived on the Northshore for the past 30 years. They have been members of New Jerusalem since 1980; and have served in the children’s, youth and adult ministries during this time. They currently lead Life Groups and assist Pastor Jerry and Denise as they develop leaders for the kingdom of God.

Jim, a fulltime staff Associate Pastor holds a degree in theology with MTI (Ministers Training Institute). He and Robin live in Pearl River and have a heart of compassion for the community and the surrounding areas.





Youth Pastor Daniel & Hannah Carter


Daniel and Hannah, married in January of 2010, have been faithful members of New Jerusalem for the past 19 years. 

They have been active in many different ministries here such as Children’s church, Audio Visual, Youth life group leaders, and the worship team. 

Their vision as youth pastors is to lead young people to be fruitful followers of Christ and powerful servants to their generation.


Worship Minister Daniel & Geri Cocran 






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