Mike Hawkins – Pastor


Dr. Mike Hawkins came to serve as pastor of Salem Baptist Church in September of 2013. He has served as associate pastor at Woodridge Baptist in Shreveport, full time pastor at Heflin Baptist in Heflin, and bi-vocational pastor at Harmon Baptist in Harmon.

He has a deep desire to facilitate spiritual growth in God’s people. He wants to help every church member know and do God’s will. He wants our church to be one that encourages, empowers, and equips God’s people to be all that He would have them be.

He has been married to Jackie since 1977. Their family includes two sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-law, two granddaughters and a grandson.

Read His story by going to and typing his name in the box that reads “type their name here.”


Trey Goodwin-Associate Pastor of Family Ministry


Trey Goodwin will serve as our Associate Pastor of Family Ministry starting early April 2019. He is an ordained minister and a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Trey and Christy have three children. We look forward to seeing how he can help us minister to local families.




Carolyn Rister-Youth Ministry/Media


Carolyn Rister is a retired school teacher with 20 years experience working with children. She leads Bible study and organizes activities for students 7th-12th grade. Carolyn loves the Lord and believes that a strong spiritual foundation in our students will prepare them for the future.