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.
Did You Know
OF THE 850,000 PEOPLE IN THE BATON ROUGE REGION 77% ARE NOT CHRIST-FOLLOWERS (BARNA RESEARCH).
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.