Dr. C. Stewart Holloway
I’m Stewart Holloway, Pastor of First Baptist Church Pineville. I am responsible for equipping our church to minister. I strive to do that by providing a strong preaching and
teaching ministry, guiding our church with visionary leadership, and assisting others in providing pastoral care to our growing congregation. My greatest motivator is to see people growing in their relationship with Christ as well as worshiping and serving
Him with all they are.
My wife Rebecca and I met at Louisiana College here in Pineville when we were college students. We married in 2001 after we both graduated from seminary. God called us back to Pineville
in August of 2008 to pastor First Baptist Church.
Birthday: September 17, 1976
Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Louisiana College, Pineville, LA (1998), Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), Fort Worth, TX (2001), Ph.D., SWBTS
Before coming to Pineville, I pastored Forestburg Baptist Church in Forestburg, Texas. Prior to Forestburg I served in various capacities at Bellevue Baptist Church in Hurst, TX, First
Baptist Church of Lecompte, LA, and Pine Grove Baptist Church in Ruby, LA. I have also served as a teaching assistant at SWBTS and as an adjunct professor at Louisiana College.
Interests and Favorites:
- Places: My mom and grandma’s homes; Three Falls Ranch
in Forestburg, Texas; Colorado; San Diego; New England; Europe
- Dream Trips:
Holy Land, Steamboat cruise of the Mississippi River, Tours through anywhere overseas.
- Books: Favorite topics include preaching, leading an
effective church, and Louisiana history. Rebecca and I also enjoy listening to audio books when we travel.
- Sports Team: L.S.U. Tigers, of course.
- Hobbies: Hanging out with Rebecca and the boys, flower
gardening, fishing, hunting, reading, travel, writing.
- Life Scripture: Since I pastor many people who could
be my parents or grandparents, I find encouragement and challenge in 1 Timothy 4:12-14: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity. Until I come, devote
yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift.”