Dr. Joe S. Green
Dr. Joe S. Green is the founder and executive director of Rapides Station Community Ministries, which is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors who brings expertise from ministry, military, industry, management, banking, education and business.
Dr. Green is a visionary who brings extensive expertise from a range of fields, including community development, community relations, labor and housing. He is the pastor emeritus of St. Matthew Baptist Church, where he served for 30 years. Under his leadership, the church’s membership grew from 38 to more than 1,000.
Offsite Manager, Gateway Apartments
Kendall Francois, Sr., President
Phillip Taylor, Vice-President
Raymond R. Smith, Secretary/Treasurer
Joseph J. Fuller
Office Manager/Housing Counselor
Linda Venson, a native and resident of Alexandria, is the office manager of RSCM. She has been with the organization since 2007. Linda brings a wealth of knowledge to RSCM having worked in banking 18 years before joining the team. Linda is a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church in Boyce, La., and she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
In addition to facilitating the organization’s day-to-day operations, she is a certified Housing Counselor who assists first-time homebuyers working through the steps of purchasing a home. She also offers credit counseling to those who want to improve their credit ratings.
Sherri L. Jackson
Sherri L. Jackson, a native of Hammond and resident of Alexandria, is the Program Director, who is responsible for managing the agency’s various programs. Joining the organization in 2010, Sherri is an educator and former journalist, who has expertise in community development and housing.
In addition to her work at RSCM, Sherri is an ordained minister at St. Matthew Baptist Church. She is pursuing a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.