First in Print: Pastor Lloyd Delatte retires as lead pastor after 31 years

Allison B. Hudson

After 31 years of dedication to Word of Life Church and the Community of Donaldsonville, Pastor Lloyd Delatte and his wife Mary Jane Delatte commissioned Darrell Marquette and Tracy Delatte Marquette as Lead Pastors of Word of Life Church. A reunion service was held in Mid-February to celebrate this event.

Word of Life Church (formally known as Joy Tabernacle) began around 37 years ago, when a few ladies were studying the bible and Pastor Edward Bledsoe, founding pastor of Household of Faith, saw a need for a full gospel church in the Donaldsonville area. He then sent the first pastor, Pastor Farley Painter, who now pastors in Kaplan Louisiana.

Pastor Darrell Marquette says he believes Word of Life a church will be "Receiving life to bring life".