Meet our staff


  • Dr. B.J. Maddox - Pastor

    Dr. B.J. "Rocky" Maddox has been the pastor of Rose Park Baptist Church since 1985. He was raised in Bossier City, LA. Dr. Maddox is the son of the late John and Ollie Maddox. His father retired from the Air Force at Barksdale AFB in 1965. His mother was the first person in their family to become a Christian. After her conversion she led every member of her family to Christ including her son Rocky in 1972.


    Dr. Maddox is a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary earning the Doctor of Ministry degree in 1993. While attending college in Arkansas he pastored several churches. Prior to accepting the pastorate at Rose Park he was in full-time evangelism. He has led in over 570 revival meetings across the United States and overseas.


    He and his wife Mary have two adult sons and three grandchildren. Rocky and Tiffani live in Bossier City, LA. J.R. and Beth live in Bossier City, LA as well. J.R. and Beth have twin girls Madison and Mayson and one son Maxon. Rocky and Tiffani have a daughter Lily.

  • Rev. Donnie Vercher - Associate Pastor

    Rev. Donnie Vercher is the Associate Pastor at Rose Park Baptist Church. A Louisiana native, Bro. Donnie was born and raised in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Donnie completed a 35 year career with the United States Postal Service in Shreveport as Manager, Post Office Operations for all of North Louisiana.


    Donnie surrendered to the Gospel Ministry in 1997 and was ordained in 1998 by Western Hills Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA. He served as Bi-Vocational Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Mansfield, LA (1998-2000) and Ford Park Baptist Church in Shreveport (2000-2006) before joining the staff at Rose Park in 2009.


    Donnie attended Northwestern State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


    He and his wife Kayron live in Shreveport. They have two daughters, Amie (married to Justin), and Susie (married to Garrett), and five grandchildren, Zeke, Zeb, Zack, Beau and Ben.


    Email Donnie at dgvercher@yahoo.com

  • Rev. Buck Furlow - Senior adult pastor

    Rev. Buck Furlow is our Interim Senior Adult Pastor. He begin his ministry with us on January 1, 2017. 

  • Rocky Maddox - music minister

    Rocky Maddox is a product of Rose Park Baptist Church! His life has been overwhelmingly influenced by the ministry of this church. He was eight years old when his father became pastor. Therefore, we claim Rocky as our own!


    He has served on our staff over several years. His musical talent is a tremendous blessing to our church. He is regarded as one of Shreveport's most diverse musician/vocalist. He sings, plays the piano and is active in theatre productions.


    Rocky is married to Tiffani and they have one daughter Lily. As a team Rocky and Tiffani have shared top billing in local theatre productions and ministered through a variety of ministy opportunities. 


    Rocky serves bivocationally at Rose Park. He is employed locally as a Mortgage Banker with Home Federal Bank.

  • Diana duncan - Children's minister

    Diana Duncan grew up in the small town of Homer, Louisiana. She attended college at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Careers with a specialization in Children's Ministries.


    Diana joined the staff at Rose Park Baptist Church as the part time Children's Director in January of 1999. She later became Rose Park's full time Children's Director in 2005.


    Diana's other ministry opportunities have included teaching Vacation Bible School clinics and Sunday School conferences.


    Diana and her husband Chris reside in Shreveport.

    Email Diana at diana@roseparkbaptist.org

  • jeff loftin - youth minister

    Jeff was born in Shreveport, LA. He was saved and baptized at the age of eight at Barron Road Baptist Church in Keithville, LA. Jeff graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1988 and received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Louisiana Tech University in 1993. He also played football for the Bulldogs during his Junior and Senior years.  


    Jeff is married to Amanda Rogers Loftin and they have two daughters and one son Grace Elizabeth, Railey Ann, and Beaux Stephen.

support staff

Our church could not function without the hard work of our supporting staff members. 

  • Mary maddox - pastor's secretary

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  • barbara collier - staff secretary

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  • joanne ramsey - financial secretary

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  • larry phillips - building superintendent

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5560 Buncombe Road

Shreveport, LA 71129