Staff

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Sarah Stewart

Pastor, since 2018

Sarah Stewart was called as Pastor of FBCOKC in October of 2018.  She served as the Minister for Young Adults for ten years prior to being called to this new role.  God has been preparing her all this time to pastor this beautiful church.  Although Sarah was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma.  There she met and fell in love with Brad Stewart.  After getting married, the two of them attended George W. Truett Theological Seminary where she earned her Master’s in Divinity.  She has served in various churches in Oklahoma and Texas.  Sarah and Brad have three wonderful boys: Noah, Luke and Griffin.  Sarah loves FBCOKC and is excited to see what God has for us. 

“I am overjoyed to serve as the new pastor of FBCOKC.  I have a hunger for the Lord and teaching his word.  I have a pastor’s heart and a teachable spirit.  This church is a place where anyone is welcome.  You do not have to clean up your life before you walk in our doors.  This is a place of second chances.  We are a community of faith striving to be faithful in our city and in our world.”

 

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Brad Stewart

Minister for Discipleship and Youth, since 2008

Like a good Normanite, Brad attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned his bachelor's degree in Sociology. After meeting and marrying Sarah, he attended George W. Truett Theological Seminary where he obtained a Master's in Divinity. He has previously served as a youth minister at FBC Rosebud in Texas. He and Sarah have three wonderful boys: Noah, Luke and Griffin.

"I love teaching, playing guitar, music, books, mountains and coffee. I am thankful to call FBCOKC home."

 

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Mack Roark

Pastor Emeritus, since 2018

At the close of Mack’s forth interim, First Baptist Church named him Pastor Emeritus.  He has faithfully led our church family for years.  He has long been a mentor of our new pastor, Sarah Stewart, and a shepherd to many.  Mack has had a long history of education, preaching, and mentoring.  He was born and raised in Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma Baptist University, then earned graduate degrees from Philips Theological Seminary and The University of Notre Dame, and his doctorate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has served as pastor of churches in Oklahoma, Texas, and California.  He is happily married to Sandy.  They have three children, eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  We have been blessed by Mack’s faithful commitment to the church and to the Lord.  He has taught us how to approach scripture with sincerity.  Mack has taught us how to approach one another with love and care and great humility.  He has inspired in us a love for the church and given us a picture of what we hope to be.  We have seen the Lord shining through him all these years.  We are forever grateful for how God has used Mack and Sandy in our lives and will continue to do so in the future.   

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Jennifer Crowder

Office Administrative Coordinator, since 2017

Jennifer was raised in Lawton, Oklahoma. After earning a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, Jennifer worked as a middle-school choir teacher. She is married to Matt and they have two beautiful daughters: Peryn and Avery.

"I feel so blessed to work here at FBCOKC. We have such a wonderful staff! It is very rewarding to be part of the daily life of this church."

 
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Lonnie Stearns

Facilities Manager, since 2015

Lonnie was born and raised in Colorado and spent 42 years serving as the Director of Maintenance, Operations & Transportation Department at West Covina Unified School District in California. He is married to Debbie and the father of seven children. He also boasts 26 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren!

"From the first day I walked in for an interview, I loved this old building. I was overcome with the beauty in its details. I fell in love with this beautiful old church and my new church family. May God be with you and with our beautiful church!"

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Steven McConnell

Minister of Music, since 2019
Organist, since 2009

We are so excited to have Steven as our new Minister of Music at FBC.  He will be presented as a candidate for ordination this summer.  Steven is from Denton, Texas. He has earned a bachelors of fine arts in Music and a bachelor's of arts in history from the University of Oklahoma. He then pursued his juris doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He and his beautiful wife, Christi, have two sons, Brycen and Jarret. Steven works as General Counsel at WEOKIE Credit Union and serves on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

 
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Debbie Rankin

Food Services Coordinator, since 2017

Debbie was born and raised in Harlingen, Texas and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University - Kingsville. She has always enjoyed being in the kitchen. Debbie and her husband, Cole, joined FBCOKC in 2011 and have two adorable children, Maddie & Duncan.

"I love FBCOKC! We joined this church the very first weekend we moved to OKC and the church has been our family. Cooking, baking and hosting events is a passion of mine. I'm honored to get to serve my church family each week with a big family meal!"

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Jordan Browne

Children’s Coordinator, since 2019

Jordan was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. She is married to Patrick Browne.

 

Barbara Ward

Financial Services Coordinator, since 2009