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Tobey began serving at FBC in July 2012 as Transitional Pastor following the 40 year tenure of Alvin K. Waller. The church then called Tobey to serve as Pastor at FBC in April 2013.

Tobey is a native of Austin Texas. He and his wife, Cathy (West Point, MS) moved to NOLA in July 1977 to attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. They have been serving in local ministry capacities since that time.

Tobey earned a B.A. from Howard Payne University (Brownwood TX) plus the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Tobey and Cathy served a 32 year missionary career in New Orleans where they provided outreach to the community of street addicts and homeless men, women, and children downtown and in the French Quarter through the Brantley Baptist Center. They also directed the work of Operation N.O.A.H. Rebuild, the Southern Baptists rebuild of 1000 homes after Hurricane Katrina.

Tobey was seconded by the North American Mission Board to the Northshore in 2007 where he began serving the Northshore Baptist Association as a Ministry Strategist.

Tobey also serves as the volunteer chaplain for the local police department as well as an on-call chaplain of the St. Tammany Parish Coroner. He has also served as the Faith-based Liaison for the St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC,) the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

Tobey and Cathy Pitman have been residents of Pearl River for 25 years. Their two sons, Andrew and James, are graduates of Pearl River schools as well as LC and LSU. Tobey and Cathy enjoy having their children and 6 grandchildren in the Pearl River community. Tobey enjoys dabbling in the classic car hobby.

Keith Thigpen

Minister of Music

Jamie Polk


Marvin Mercado

Iglesia Bautista Buenas Nuevas, Pastor

Michael Beloso

Ministry Intern

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