Dr. Mark Tolbert currently serves as the interim pastor at FBC Lockport. He is the current director of the Caskey Center for Church Excellence at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he has taught preaching, evangelism, and pastoral ministry since 1999. He began his ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ in 1973, and he has been involved with pastoral ministry, whether in permanent or interim pastorates, since 1977. He has a great love for the ministries of the local church and a passion for preaching and evangelism. He and his partner in ministry, Joy, have been married for 46 years and share a love for Christ and His church.