College Ministry


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Merrick Nunn- merrick@fbcruston.org

Our College minister is Merrick Nunn. Merrick is married to Emily, and they have one baby boy named Ellis. They both graduated from Louisiana Tech University; Merrick in 2012 with his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry Education and Emily in 2013 with her bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Studies. They got married in August of 2013 and moved to Wake Forest, NC for Merrick to pursue his Master’s of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. After being in NC for a year, they moved to Jackson, MS for Merrick to begin an internship with the youth ministry at FBC Jackson while he finished his degree online. After being there for nearly two years, they both felt that the Lord was calling them to come back to Ruston to work with college students.

Both Merrick and Emily have a passion for college students, and this passion is in large part due to their college experiences. Merrick grew up in church, but he did not really understand what it meant to be a follower of Christ till he was 22 years old, which was right before his 5th year of college (he likes to call it his victory lap). Emily became a follower of Christ right before her senior year of high school, but it wasn’t until college that her relationship with the Lord really blossomed. They both have a desire to see college students come to know the Lord and continually grow in Him.

Merrick enjoys playing sports, hanging with friends, watching movies, and reading books. Basically anything that he can do with people, he enjoys. Above all though, Merrick enjoys walking alongside people in their relationship with the Lord. Discipleship is his heartbeat, and his goal is to use the gifts God has given him to lead others to know and experience abundant life in Christ.



lanceLance Wright – lance@fbcruston.org

Lance Wright assists our College Minister with the vision to see college students come to know Christ and grow in making an impact for Christ in the world. Lance also serves as the BCM collegiate ministry director at Grambling State University and in the capacity of athletic chaplain for Grambling’s Mighty Tiger football team.  He has served in collegiate ministry for 8 years also at Southern University and South Carolina State University.   He holds a BS in Marketing in Business from Grambling State University and is completing his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological University. Lance is married to Keli and has two children, Eden and Alexander. Lance is passionate about pursuing Christ and helping others find their calling to pursue their calling in God. He is passionate about sports, fishing, reading, and communicating, and leading.   His favorite quote is “The best rescuers are those that know how much they have been rescued from.”

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