Meet our staff
As a native Oklahoman, it is great to be back in our home state on mission with Jesus at FBC Woodward. My journey began in 1990, when as a 19-year-old kid I
was given a copy of the Gospel of John that I could not put down. In spite of the deep conviction I was grappling with over my sin, God was faithful to draw me to Himself through the faithful teaching ministry of Southwood Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, led by Pastor Robert Haling. On August 10, 1990, while attending
Falls Creek Baptist Youth Camp, the Spirit of God transformed my heart through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Three years later, God called me to be a pastor. After
finishing my undergraduate studies, I attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX where I graduated in 1999. I have been serving as a
pastor ever since. All glory to God! I am happily married to the love of my life,and best friend, Donya. We have two boys, Connor (19) and Carson (11) whom we had the privilege of adopting. I enjoy reading, playing golf, traveling, peanut M&M’s and spending time with my family.
Music is one way we express our heart felt thanks to God for all the undeserved things He has graciously done for us. If He did nothing else we could spend eternity praising Him and it wouldn’t be enough. I was raised in a Christian home and gave my life to Christ at the age of 17. I attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Music Education. I also met the love of my life, Dawn, at college. She is a gift from God and she completes me. We moved to Woodward in 1988 where we both taught school. I loved teaching, but felt God had other plans for my life. After much prayer and soul searching I began my journey in the music ministry. I have been minister of music since 1992. 8 years bi-vocationally and full time for the past 14 years at FBC, Woodward. God has been so good to me! He’s given me a loving marriage, two beautiful daughter with great son-in-laws, the prettiest and smartest granddaughter, a wonderful extended family and fantastic friends. I’m grateful for His continued mercy and grace. It’s my desire to live for the King!
Hi! I’m Jonathan and I’m the Uth Minister here at FBC Woodward. I love my wife, sports, and the satisfaction of freshly clipped fingernails. Homemade salsa is one of my favorite beverages, and I can eat good Chinese food seven days a week. I am also passionate about seeing students come to know Jesus, grow in their faith, and make disciples. We have a lot of fun in Uth with games, events, movie nights, and chill time, but most importantly we teach and learn the Bible. And based on that knowledge of, and life by the Bible we go on mission trips and do service projects.
Hi! A few things you should know about me. I’m a big goofball and still very much a child at heart. I am happily married to the woman of my dreams, Molly, and am blessed with two beautiful daughters, Mayzee (2) and Hayzel (newborn). I love to laugh, watch movies, play basketball, and wear crazy socks! Working with children allows me to do all of these things I enjoy, so it is safe to say, I love my job! At First Baptist Church Woodward, we love Children’s Ministry! Just as Jesus says in Matthew 19:14 “let the little children come to me,” we take the same approach in loving your kids. We are so very excited for the opportunity you give us to minister to your children. We keep your kiddos active and excited to participate in Children’s Ministry, whether its summer activities, science experiments, bullseye kids, or FBC Kids during the school year.