Tobey Pitman is a career missionary, currently serving as the community ministries missionary of North Shore Baptist Association. The NSBA is located in greater New Orleans along the northern rim of Lake Pontchartrain. Tobey currently assists churches to see the needs in their communities through the eyes of ministry and then to develop specific ministries to touch those needs. Additionally he is serving as the Transitional Pastor of FBC Pearl River LA.
Tobey is the Faith-Based Liaison for St. Tammany Parish Louisiana. In this role he serves both the LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Commission) and the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) by assisting in emergency planning and response by directing faith groups and resources into areas of local need during times of emergency. Tobey is a certified CISM Chaplain.
Prior to his service with NSBA, Tobey served for 32 years with the Home Mission Board/North American Mission Board as a National Missionary. He worked in Downtown New Orleans, serving the broad range of needs that existed among the homeless and addicted people living on the streets of the French Quarter, the CBD, and Downtown New Orleans. This ministry included directing the largest homeless shelter in Louisiana. The Brantley Center offered a full array of compassion ministries that touched both physical and spiritual needs. The ministries of the Center included a residential, intensive, long-term therapeutic community for men and women who desired to break free from addictive and debilitating lifestyles. Tobey also planted a church for homeless people called Second Chance Fellowship where he served as executive pastor.
Tobey is a native Texan. He is a graduate of Howard Payne University and has earned both a masters and a doctoral degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Tobey is married, has two sons and five grandchildren.