About Us

Meet the Pastors

Ben and Shelly Comer have been married for 26 years and have four amazing children. Shelly is originally from New Orleans, LA and grew up in Saint Tammany Parish. Shelly has always loved to sing and has led worship since she was a teenager. One of Shelly’s greatest joys is to throw a good party to connect with people and that is the plan every Sunday at Capital City Church.

Ben is originally from Morgan City, LA and after high school traveled to Baylor University for college. Ben is an avid runner and desires to play golf more regularly in the years to come.  Ben has coached all four of his children in sports for the last 20 years in basketball, baseball and soccer. He is the consummate coach and cannot wait to coach more families in how to grow in their relationship with each other and with Christ as we launch this fall.

Ben and Shelly have helped to plant four other churches as the Associate Pastors and now after 23 years of serving in New Orleans, are thrilled that God has asked them to plant this new church in Baton Rouge, which officially opened its doors on September 26, 2021. Ben and Shelly have worked diligently to collaborate with ministries and churches, and now are blessed to bring reinforcements for all the churches that are already serving the hurting and broken in Baton Rouge.

At Capital City Church we choose to be a place where all people are welcomed, no matter their background – no perfect people allowed. Diversity of culture, socio-economic position, and age brings a true picture of the Body of Christ. Capital City Church desires to be reflective of that picture, with our mission of reaching imperfect people to follow a perfect Jesus.

Capital City Church desires to provide an engaging atmosphere both online and in person for every man, woman, and child in Baton Rouge. We are committed to developing active Christ-followers through life-changing encounters designed for individuals and families. We will build a life-giving community through Sunday Services, Small Groups and Serve Teams.

Did You Know



This means that out of every 5 people you meet in Baton Rouge, 4 of them do not follow Jesus. However, Barna further indicates that if they were invited to church by a friend, 2 out of 5 would attend.