The New Zion team

  • Dr. Clark Stewart

    SENIOR PASTOR


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    Bro. Clark Stewart has been Senior Pastor of New Zion Baptist Church since March 15, 2009. He has been married to Pam Pierce Stewart for 27 years, and they have two sons who are both graduates of Mississippi State University.

    Bro. Clark is a graduate of Mississippi College and the New Orleans Baptist Seminary.

    His hobbies include gardening and fishing, and he is an avid college sports fan.

    His favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13.


  • rev. toby hughes

    ASSOCIATE/ MUSIC MINISTER                                         


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    Bro. Toby Hughes, Associate Pastor/Music Minister, has served at New Zion since 1999. He and his precious wife Derinda have two wonderful children, Adam and Jennifer. Adam is married to Erin, who grew up in New Zion. Adam and Erin have four children: John Parker, Caroline, Andrew and Zachary. They live nearby. Jennifer is married to Noah Rogers and they have two children: Anna Grace and Henry. They live in Florida.

    Bro. Toby is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has served in churches in Louisiana and Mississippi since 1984. He loves both traditional and contemporary Christian music. His hobbies are his grandchildren and woodworking. 

  • rev. David Maxwell                                 

    Associate Pastor/Administrator/ Education/Outreach


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    Bro. David is from Delhi, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana College in Pineville, LA with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.  He has served as pastor of churches in North and South East Louisiana. He has served on several different committees in the associations where he has served including the Nominating Committee of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Presently he is serving on the Board of Directors for Camp Living Waters, which is owned by five South East Louisiana Associations. 

    David is married to Wanda Fletcher Maxwell. They have two adult sons and are grandparents of two granddaughters and three grandsons. 

  • rev. christopher blanton          

    minister of students


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    Bro. Christopher began serving as Student Pastor in March of 2017. He and his wife, Emily, were married in June of 2017. Christopher received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College and a Masters Degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His hobbies include listening to music, hunting, and spending time with his wife and his family and friends.