Ingalls Avenue Baptist Church is a warm and loving fellowship of believers, which has ministered to Pascagoula and surrounding communities for more than fifty years. Ingalls Avenue is affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Meet Our Staff

Rev. John Turner

Senior Pastor
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John has been serving as Pastor of Ingalls Avenue since 1999.  He is a graduate of Mobile College with a Bachelors of Arts in Theology and of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. John and his wife, Cathy, have three children and eleven grandchildren. And In his free time he enjoys fishing, hunting, and woodworking.


Brantley Chandler
Youth Pastor

Brantley joined the IABC Staff in June 2016. He has completed a Bachelors of Science in Theology and is continuing his education at the University of Mobile. He works part-time at the church and is working at Wilkins Miller, LLC in Mobile, AL. His wife Michaela who teaches at our local Trent Lott Academy. They have a daughter named Felicity, and in their free time they enjoy walks on the beach.

Cheryl Cochran

Director, Ingalls Avenue Baptist Daycare and Preschool
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Cheryl has served on staff at Ingalls Avenue since 2004.  Her love for babies and children shine through her family life, her work, and her service to church and community.  Cheryl is married to Robert "Bob" Cochran, who serves in local law enforcement and is best known to our community as "Officer Bob".  Cheryl and Bob have dedicated their lives to family, faith, and community.

Dawn Ankerson
Ministry Assistant

Dawn is a Pascagoula native and has worked in Sales, Management, and Administration for several local businesses for more than 10 years. Dawn joined the IABC Staff in November 2013 and exhibits a servant's heart in her work and ministry. She is a University of South Alabama graduate with Bachelors of Social Work degree. She works part-time at the church and is working at the Department of Human Resources in Mobile, AL.