You're not alone here at Brister! We're one big, happy family! Get involved in a group focused on loving God and loving people. 


At Brister, we are focused on growing all age groups spiritually through the faithful teaching and preaching of the truth of God's Word.


We like to say we're "reaching the world ... and starting here!" We know the real work of ministry happens when we leave the church building.

Welcome! We're easy to find!

We're located on U.S. Hwy 79 -- just three miles north of Emerson, ten miles south of Magnolia, and thirteen miles north of Haynesville, Louisiana. Our campus is easy to spot. Just look for our big green sign!

When you arrive, feel free to park in either parking lot. You can easily navigate to the Sanctuary or Sunday school rooms from the front or side door. The Fellowship Hall is most easily accessed from the side parking lot. A gravel drive behind the church leads to the bus garage and youth building.

Sundays at Brister

Church can be an intimidating place to visit — especially if you don’t know what to expect. While our pastors generally wear a coat and tie, few others do. Those attending services at Brister wear everything from dress attire to jeans. We're more concerned with what's on the inside than what's on the outside.

Our Sunday morning service lasts approximately one hour, and our Sunday evening service lasts about 40 minutes. Childcare is available during the morning worship service for those newborn through currently enrolled in kindergarten.


"And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching." (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.

Morning Worship -- 10:15 a.m.

Evening Worship -- 6:00 p.m.


Kingdom Kids -- 6:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Study -- 6:30 p.m.

Youth Bible Study -- 6:00 p.m.


At Brister, you'll find a traditional worship style with hymns and preaching grounded in the Word of God.


What's Happening at Brister

Sunday School

Date: Every Sunday, 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Morning Worship

Date: Every Sunday, 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Evening Worship

Date: Every Sunday, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm