Who We Are

Connect Church was planted in 2014 with a vision to glorify Christ, make disciples and serve the city. Since then Connect has developed into a multi generational and multi ethnic church in city of New Orleans. As a diverse community of believers, Connect has committed to plant churches, make disciples and proclaim the hope of Christ to a lost and dying world. We love to serve our community through outreaches, live in community and worship Jesus. 

We are part of the Great Commission Baptist, a collection of like-minded churches working in cooperation with one another to impact the whole world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  We are also part of the SEND Network family of churches.

Our statement of faith can be found here: Baptist Faith and Message

Meet Pastor Ryan

Pastor Ryan Rice Sr. is a native of New Orleans. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dillard University, where he studied Mass Communications graduating Magna Cum Laude. After studying Mass Communications at Dillard University, Ryan proceeded to utilize his skills for communications by working in Corporate Communications, as well as, Training and Development. Ryan excelled in his career and was named Employee of the year in 2005.  After sensing a vocational call to ministry, Ryan served as a children's pastor at a large multi-campus church in Baton Rouge, La. In 2014, Ryan and his family moved back to New Orleans to plant Connect Church in the community of Algiers, where he grew up.  Currently, Ryan is pursuing an MA in Apologetics from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Ryan has a passion for expository preaching and has served as a speaker at the 2017 Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference. He has also been a speaker at both local and national events, at universities, and at seminaries.  He is on the speaking team of the National Refresh Conference hosted by Sherwood Baptist Church. He has led training for the Send Network and serves as the Send City Missionary with the North American Mission Board in New Orleans.. Ryan is married to his wife Seane' and they have four children: Ryan Jr., Brayden, Reagen, and Bailey. You can follow Pastor Ryan at ryanricesr.com

Our Values

One of the best ways to know if any organization is for you is to look at what they value. Here are a few of our core values.

Our Partnerships

We are proud to partner with the following organizations