The Grand Church
The Grand Church was founded in 2008 by Pastors Paul & Sheila Cavenah. Our first service was held at the Koasoti Pines Veranda on March 23, 2008. Throughout our first year, we met at three different locations: the Veranda, The Coushatta Pavillion, and the Methodist camp grounds in LeBlanc, LA. God's hand continued to guide us throughout the years to come. In 2009, after a two week renovation, we were able to meet at the Kinder Garden Center facility for one year . And in May of 2009, with God's favor, we were able to purchase the Planter's Building Supply in Kinder, Louisiana. After 10 months of renovations the former lumber yard was converted into our new home. Our first service in the new building was in January of 2010. Since then, we have had two more major renovation/additions. We have added a state of the art Children's/Youth Wing with two Nursery rooms. Church growth gave cause for our second renovation which consisted of a Sanctuary addition and fellowship hall. In 2019, we added the Veranda to accommodate larger fellowships and events. We are currently celebrating our 15th year as The Grand Church. God has done some amazing things over these 15 years, and we know that it is only the beginning.
Pastors Paul & Sheila Cavenah
Paul and Sheila Cavenah are the Senior Pastors of The Grand Church located in Kinder, Louisiana. They have been married since 1992 and are the proud parents of three children. Paul earned an associate degree in business administration prior to marriage.
In 1993, they moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend Rhema Bible Training Center and graduated with the class of 1995. After graduation, they returned back to their home church and served as volunteers for six years in youth and children’s ministry.
In 2000, Paul and Sheila moved with their two small children to Belize, Central America for three months, to attend Agape Cross-Cultural Training Center. Upon completion of the course, the Lord directed them to move back to Kinder, Louisiana.
In 2001, they accepted a full-time position in their local church. The two of them served faithfully for seven years in various areas of ministry including youth, children, missions, associate pastors, and eventually, senior pastors.
In 2008, the purpose and the plan of God became evident for their lives. They launched out to pioneer The Grand Church, where they currently reside as Senior Pastors.
They have a deep love for missions and have ministered in eleven different nations. Paul ministers truth through practical messages. He has a down to earth style filled with humor and a story telling ability that resonates with people of all ages. Paul & Sheila desire to see people grow spiritually and step into their purpose.