Church Plants

He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the LORD of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
Luke 10:2

Church Plants

Edmond’s First Baptist Church believes that as a local church we should Pray for Missionaries, Bring Up and Send Out Missionaries, and be prepared to Go Out into the Harvest and support Missionaries. 

In North America and Internationally many of those missionaries are church planters who are taking the Gospel to the cities and sharing the love of Christ. We as a church sacrifice so that we can partner with church planters for a season of their church journey. Below are planter’s we support and have supported in the past.

Current Planters

Jordan Sauceda
Everlasting Church
New York City, New York

Ray Strauss
East Edmond Community Church
Edmond Oklahoma

Pastor Alfred
First Bangla Baptist Church
Edmond Oklahoma

Charles Scheffe
The Church at Estrella
Phoenix,  Arizona

Keith Baldridge
The Living Stone
Denver, Colorado

India Church Planting

Previous Planters

Cody Deevers
Valley Life Church
Phoenix, Arizona

Nick Tarter
New Covenant Fellowship
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Josh Howeth
The Branch
Corvallis, Oregon

Adrian Jordan
The Refuge
Portland, Oregon

Connecting to


Edmond’s First Baptist Church is a family of faith passionately connecting to Christ, His Church, His Word, and His Mission for His Glory. We do this by multiplying leaders, Connection Groups, campuses, and church plants.  New leaders are needed for new Connection Groups as our church grows.

Many people will connect with Edmond's First, but some people won’t. Jesus said, "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men." (Matthew 4:19) Fishermen know that you don’t use the same bait to catch all fish. Paul said, “I have become all things to all people, so that I may by every possible means save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22) That is why we have so many different Connection Groups; to help us meet people where they are in life so they will develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Connecting to

His Mission

Valley Life Church - Arrowhead, AZ.

Pastor: Cody Deevers

Recent Highlights:

  • No longer having to setup and tear down.
  • Brought on two new staff members.
  • Baptized a young lady on Mother’s Day whose parents are atheists and unchurched. They invited other family members to come to the baptism and some are now getting plugged in to the church. This has created really great discipleship opportunities.

Living Stone Church - Broomfield, CO.

Pastor: Keith Baldridge

Recent Highlights:

  • 350 at Easter, picked up some new families who have come back.
  • Moved locations to an elementary school but may have an opportunity to move to a location that they initially wanted.

The Church at Estrella - Estrella, AZ.

Pastor: Charles Scheffe

Recent Highlights:

  • January was the first month we averaged over 100 for a month.
  • February was the first month we had over 100 every week.
  • 188 on Easter, 300 at egg hunt.
  • 121 and 126 in the following weeks.
  • Recently had a single mother in the church who had a job change and though she would not be able to continue coming. She loves the church so much that she is making it work to continue coming.
  • Family’s have pulled staff aside and were so excited that their children were talking about Jesus and praying at home. They love coming to church.

East Edmond Community Church - Edmond, OK.

Pastor: Ray Strauss

Recent Highlights:

  • 15-20 kids who regularly attend youth ministry, 5 of those kids coming from unchurched families.
  • 20 people who have gone through or are beginning our one on one discipleship program, have gone through first generation.
  • In September, several of our members will be participating in a mission trip to Brazil.
  • A lady in her 70’s who hasn’t been to church since her 30’s is coming. God is at work in her her life and she is regularly bringing her husband who is a skeptic.
  • A doctor has attended church for years with his wife but has remained a skeptic because of his background in science has started attending a Bible study and digging into God’s word.
  • One man has been struggling with alcohol and depression. God is using his relationships at EECC to bring him hope and healing.
  • A couple grew up in church but had strayed, struggling with alcohol and in their marriage. Believing God has more for them, they have recommitted their lives to the Lord and are experiencing healing and are committed to serving at EECC.
  • The Gospel is spreading through relationships, and they are excited to see how God is transforming lives.

First Bangla Baptist Church - Edmond, OK.

Pastor: Alfred Biswas

Recent Highlights:

  • Recently joined the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Recently joined the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
  • Recently joined the Capital Baptist Association
  • On Easter Sunday had a sunrise service at Hafer Park, 42 in attendance
  • Now giving to the cooperative program
  • Recently added a children’s Bible study

India Church Planting

Recent Highlights:

  • Recently a village chief came to faith and afterward he went and tore down his Hindu temple. He called our church planter and told him he wants to build a church building. There is 14,400 square feet of land available for this purpose.


Edmond's First Baptist Church is always looking for opportunities to reach people wherever and whenever we can. You can be a part of these through giving, mission trips, prayer, etc. 

For more information contact the Church Office which is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 405-341-0253, or complete the contact form below.