Rev. And Sis Carl Wheatly became Pastor on May 14, 1980. Bro. Wheatly has proven to be a leader, one that has time for everyone, visiting the elderly and the sick. He is very much involved in all the present activities; an outreach ministry program for homes has been started. Many of the church duties have been restored. The word of God is being preached and people added to the church, not by signature, but repenting of their sins and being born again, and recieving the baptism of the holy ghost.
The shepherd that God has ordained for Ball, La may be short in statue, (5ft. 2in.) but, oh the enthusiasm and the dynamic preaching he stands 10 feet tall. Bro. Wheatly is always on the go meeting new acquaintances. He has been at ball about two-and-one-half years; he has become well known and has made many new friends.