Bob Mayfield serves at Edmond’s First as the Spiritual Formations Pastor and team leader. Bob grew up in a devoted Christian home as the oldest of four children. At the age of 9, Bob was riding bikes with a friend who had never been to church. Bob asked him why he was in such a good mood and his friend told him that he had gotten saved at Vacation Bible School. Lots of questions followed (Bob also started paying better attention in Sunday School). Bob made the commitment to follow Jesus Christ a month later.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Bob is an avid Red Raider fan. While attending college, Bob made a second big commitment – to surrender his life to full-time Christian service. After graduating from Tech, Bob earned a Masters Degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Seminary. Bob is continuing his studies toward a Doctor of Education Ministry at Southern Seminary.
Bob married the love of his life, Tracy, in 1986. They have two adult children, Zachary and Mary Kathryn, who are also Christ-followers. For fun, Bob enjoys taking his dog quail hunting, fishing for bass, and likes to spend any spare time he has in his wood shop.
His ministry at Edmond’s First is to lead the Spiritual Formations Team. This team is committed to help disciple every church member and make more disciples in Edmond through biblical community, which Edmond’s First does primarily through its Connection Groups. These groups are the church’s strategy to connect people to Christ, His church, His Word, and His mission.
In addition to his ministry in the church, Bob also serves the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma as the Sunday School and Discipleship specialist. This ministry enables Bob to use his ministry experience as a minister of education in Texas and Arizona to help churches build strong small group ministries. In recognition of his ministry, the Baptist Association of Christian Educators gave Bob the Lifetime Achievement award in 2018.
Bob’s great-grandfather passed on a Scripture verse that has become part of the family legacy and is handed off to each new generation of Mayfields. “He has told you, O man, what is good: and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8).
His current favorite verse is Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”