Reverend Larry J. Mouton, Jr. accepted the call to pastor the New Hope M. B. Church on December 1, 2016. Prior to coming to New Hope, he was the Senior Pastor of the Pleasant Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church of Fort Worth, Texas and St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Crockett, Texas. He also served as Pleasant Mount Gilead’s Minister of Administration and Youth. Pastor Mouton is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana and a former long-time resident of Fort Worth, Texas. Reverend Mouton is licensed and ordained and has been in ministry for more than fifteen years. He is recognized for his superior ability to preach and teach the Word of God.
Reverend Mouton holds a diploma from the United State Army Fields Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was honorably discharged in October 1994. Reverend Mouton holds an AA degree in Business Administration from Remington College, Lafayette, Louisiana, a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Theology and Administration, respectively, from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.
Other involvement includes, Lake Como Interdenominational Alliances, 2nd Vice President, Fort Worth Baptist Minister Union, Black Ecumenical Leadership Association, President of Minister Conference of the North Texas District Association, North Texas Regional Convention, Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas, Secretary of the Ministers Conference of the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., NAACP Board Member, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Committee, Tarrant County Net Member, Senior Citizen’s Center Volunteer and School Mentor and Tutor.
When asked what he believes a shepherd’s role is, he responded, “I believe shepherding to be a divine enablement to care for the spiritual needs of a group of believers and to nurture them in spiritual growth, enablement to care for the spiritual needs of a group of believers and to nurture them in spiritual growth, assuming responsibility for their welfare, in addition to counseling and assisting people in their quest for wholeness. I believe teaching provides explanation and supplication of the Bible that helps people learn God’s’ purpose for their Lives.”
Reverend Mouton is married to Sister Reba Mouton. They are the parents of two adult children, Hannah and Joshuah.
“A SHEPHERD WITH A HEART FOR GOD AND COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE”