WHO ARE WE?
OUR CHURCH LEADERS
Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brother Charlie has been pastor of First Baptist Bethany since 1996. Before that he served as pastor for First Baptist Churches in Pawnee, Oklahoma, Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and Pond Creek, Oklahoma. He has also served on the Credentials Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention as well as several committees for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, the Capital Baptist Association of Oklahoma City, other local Baptist conventions in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Under his leadership First Baptist of Bethany has added a new worship center.
In his spare time Charlie sings and plays fiddle and violin for the gospel bluegrass group, "Just Because."
Minister of Music
Kendell follows her calling as a music teacher with Norman Public Schools and leads us as our part-time music minister and worship leader.
From an early age Kendell has been singing. We like to think her experience singing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry prepared her for us. She loves to blend newer songs with the old hymns. Kendell works with music groups in the church ranging from children's choir to senior adults.
Josh grew up with us and, beginning in 2017, served as part-time Youth Pastor, having already served in churches across Midwest City. In June of 2018 the church enthusiastically voted to make him full-time Associate Pastor. Today, he oversees the Young Adult, Student, Kids and Preschool programs.
Newest member of the staff is Sue. She has many impressive years of service as church secretary and supportive staff. Her husband serves on the staff at Rancho Village Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.