Our team is invested in New Orleans – we live here, go to church here, serve our neighbors and live out the Gospel in the city we love. Investing in relationships year-round is what makes MissionLab different, and you can trust that the work will continue even after you’ve left New Orleans.

At the end of the day, we’re about the Gospel of Jesus Christ changing the lives of real people. In a city where the need is so evident, we can’t help but be moved to act. We see the Gospel at work and we see our city becoming stronger and more hopeful because of it.

Pete Harbin, Director

Pete was born and raised in Northport, AL. He went on his first international mission trip at the age of 15 and has had a passion for overseas missions ever since. He graduated from The University of Alabama in 2010, ROLL TIDE. He then volunteered with the mission organization The Grain Game for two years. He received his M. Div. in Missions from NOBTS in 2015. He enjoys time in the water whether that be swimming in the ocean or going on a boat in the lake.

Evan Anderson, Marketing and Design

Evan was born and raised in southeast Louisiana. He was first called to MissionLab in the summer of 2009 as a summer missionary and has had a heart for the program and its ministry in the city ever since. In his spare time, Evan can usually be found doing one or several of the following: reading books, writing stories, camping, kayaking, drinking too much coffee, eating too much food, exploring the city, or playing guitar with The Grace Well.

Ryan Watts, Videographer

Ryan is a New Orleans native who loves all the different adventures that this city has to offer.  He enjoys all the festivals that happen in NOLA, taking in the music, the good food, and the culture. Ryan can also be found supporting New Orleans’ major sports teams, both the Pelicans and the Saints.

When Ryan needs to get away and relax away from school, you’ll find him playing basketball, kayaking, riding his biking, or finding interesting places in the city to video.  He enjoys house music and EDM, especially Avicii.

Ryan is a student at the University of Louisiana Lafayette where he’s working on a degree in Moving Image Arts, and he’s been doing video work for about five years.


Bob Jackson, Associate Director – Adult and Family Programs

Bob has served with MissionLab since September 2005. He has a passion for missions, having served with the International Mission Board for ten years working among Muslims in restricted access countries. Bob has a pastor’s heart and desires to lead others to have a passion for missions and reaching the lost for Christ. Bob is a graduate of NOBTS, and New Orleans is his hometown.

Sara Rogers, Administrative Assistant

Sara is a native of southeast Louisiana and is proud to call it home. She is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and is currently pursuing ministry studies at NOBTS. After serving in college ministry in Kentucky for two years, the Lord called her back to her home state with a renewed heart for the city of New Orleans. She served as a MissionLab summer missionary in 2016 and is excited to be serving here year-round. In her free time, you can find Sara scoping out the city’s many coffee shops, working on her crafting skills, or serving at a local ministry.

Steven Polk, Marketing and Sales

Steven was born and raised in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He has served with MissionLab as a summer missionary in 2013 and 2014, and as a summer intern 2015 and 2016. During his free time, Steven likes exploring the city, checking out some of the live music and festivals, and spending time with his friends. He’s a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints, the LA Tech Bulldogs, and the LSU Tigers. Steven graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2015 with a B.S. in Marketing, and has lived in New Orleans ever since.