About Stevendale

Stevendale Baptist Church was organized in 1956, and is an active member of the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge, The Louisiana Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention

We are a body of believers made up of people from different backgrounds and stories joined together because of the gospel of Christ. 

We have been through some significant changes in the past several years, including the great flood of 2016 that destroyed our church campus and our neighborhoods, and the Covid-19 pandemic that has reshaped societal interaction.

Today, we are a smaller church doing big things. By the grace of God, we have restored, improved, and modernized four of our five campus buildings. There still is much left to do, but we are confident that God works all things together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose.

Our vision is to be a church whose earthly gathering boldly reflects the future heavenly picture of Revelation 7:9 "I saw a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb."

Perhaps God is calling you to be a part of this family of faith. We invite you to join us as we follow Jesus!


Stephen Young became the Senior Pastor of Stevendale Baptist Church of Baton Rouge in October of 2012. He finds it to be a daily joy serve with the members and staff of this special church.

Prior to coming to Stevendale, Pastor Stephen served as a church-planting missionary in Minas Gerais, Brazil; minister to single adults at Parkview Baptist Church of Baton Rouge; pastor of Pine Hill Baptist Church in Pine Hill, Texas, and as youth minister of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Vivian, Louisiana. Stephen has earned a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in biblical and religious studies from East Texas Baptist University and a master of divinity (M.Div.) in Missions Strategies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Loaise and they have two children: Nilson and Agnes.

Music Leader

Luke Lindsay
is a graduate of Louisiana State University. He has earned a bachelor of arts (B.A.) with a major in sacred music and is currently enrolled at New Orleans Baptist Theological seminary pursuing a master of divinity. He joined Stevendale and began to serve on staff in the spring of 2022. He maintains deep ties to Woodlawn Baptist Church, another faithful church in our Baptist Association. 

Statement of Faith

Stevendale Baptist Church affirms the Baptist Faith & Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Further, because culturally and politically, there is confusion and disagreement on the issue of marriage, we offer the following statement of belief: We believe that marriage is exclusively the union of a man and a woman. Adam and Eve were created in God’s image, equal before God as persons and distinct in their manhood and womanhood. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and basic structure of human society. God's plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.

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