Cary Hughes – Lead Pastor

Cary Hughes is Lead Pastor of Risen Life Church. Cary is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he grew up in the land of Cajun cuisine, crawfish boils, and LSU sports. He received his Masters of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School and spent most of his studies in the areas of Historical Theology and Biblical Studies.

The best part of his life, apart from God’s saving grace in Christ, is his wife Laura and their daughter, Mirra Grace, who was born on his 33rd birthday on December 14, 2016. Mirra Grace has a powerful, miraculous story. You can read about it here:

Laura and Cary have been married for seven years and love the local church, especially Risen Life!

Cary has a heart for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ and seeing lives transformed by its power. He looks forward to seeing how the gospel will impact our city through Risen Life.