Our Team


Senior Pastors

Pastors Carl & Dawn Catalanotto

WPT Overseer & Kenner Campus Pastor

Pastor Carl, and his wife Sis. Dawn, are the senior overseers of World Prayer Tabernacle. They have been serving WPT as the senior pastoral leaders since 1991 and have been in full-time pastoral ministry since 1980. Pastor Carl operates in an apostolic calling and has a passion for raising up men of God to carry the torch of preaching the Gospel and for strengthening the local pastor. Additionally, Pastor Carl and Sis. Dawn are childhood sweethearts and are passionate in seeing marriages succeed. Their many years of marriage gives them an excellent platform from which to minister to married couples.

Pastors Derek & Bonnie Buchert

Senior Pastor of Chalmette Campus

Pastor Derek and his wife Bonnie have served as Senior Pastors of WPT Chalmette since their return to St. Bernard Parish after Hurricane Katrina. Pastor Derek previously served WPT as the Associate Pastor and also as Children’s Pastor. Pastor Derek believes that they have been called by God to reach their community for Jesus and that He has a purpose and a plan for the people of St. Bernard Parish. Pastor Derek is also passionate in raising up the next generation in carrying the torch of preaching the gospel. He is eager to develop young people in the ministry and providing an opportunity for them to use their giftings for the Kingdom.

Pastors Manuel & Denise Guerra

Senior Pastors of Picayune Campus

Pastor Manuel and Denise have served as the senior pastors of WPT Picayune since 2007. After thirty-six years of secular employment, Pastor Manuel took an early retirement to go into full-time ministry. Before becoming senior pastor, he served in many different capacities in the house of God. Pastor Manuel is a gifted teacher and especially enjoys being used by God in the fight for healing and deliverance. Pastor Manuel has a passion for winning the lost and discipling them to become a voice to this generation.

Pastors David & Lori Lukinovich

Senior Pastor of Covington Campus

Pastor David and Lori have served as senior pastors of the Covington campus since April of 2017. Pastor David and Lori have been an active part of the ministry of WPT since 1999. After receiving a word from the Lord, Pastor David and Lori moved to the Mandeville/Covington area in 2006 to serve as Associate Pastors of the North campus. Pastor David has a tremendous burden to see the members of the St. Tammany community come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and for them to experience the love of God. Pastor David is an anointed speaker and is committed to preaching the truth of the Gospel.



WPT Covington Campus Team


Denise Dauterive

Children's Pastor


WPT Chalmette Campus Team



WPT Picayune Campus Team

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