Pastor Blake Gideon

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MINISTRY OBJECTIVE

I have been called by God to lead a Southern Baptist congregation to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment by expounding the Word of God, exercising pastoral care, equipping church members for service in the kingdom of God, and expressing the vision (revelation) of God for our congregation.

Press Release

September 24, 2012

Edmond’s First Baptist Church has selected Reverend Blake Gideon as Senior Pastor. Gideon will occupy the pulpit officially on Sunday, October 21, 2012. He will be only the fourth pastor to lead Edmond’s First Baptist in 78 years. His appointment follows the untimely passing of Senior Pastor, R. Alan Day, last February 16, 2011.

Gideon comes from First Baptist Church in Inola, Oklahoma, where he has served as Senior Pastor since 2008. Blake has a passion for missions, and has led mission teams to Mexico, India, and Bangladesh and has planted a Hispanic church in Idabel and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Gideon graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Dallas, Texas, with a Degree in Theology (DipTh) and an Advanced Degree in Theology (AdTh) in 2005, and in 2008, he completed his Masters of Arts Degree in Christian Education (MACE). In 2012, Gideon graduated from the Luther Rice Seminary with a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) and is currently working towards a Doctorate Degree in Ministry from New Orleans Theological Seminary.

Gideon and his wife, Kelly, have 3 sons, Seth, age 10; Matthew, age 8; Caleb, age 6; and one daughter, Ashlyn, age 5. His hobbies include reading, running, golf, bass fishing, hunting, camping and cycling.

Edmond’s First Baptist Church, founded May 11, 1890, is Edmond’s oldest Baptist church and is located on the southwest corner of 33rd Street and Bryant.

For more information, contact Church Administrator, Gary Ellis, at 405-341-0253, ext 103.  The church office is available Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM to noon.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Birth Date:  November 1, 1975 (age 37)

Family:  Married to Kelly on November 7, 1998. We have three sons and one daughter; Seth (10), Matthew (8), Caleb (6), Ashlyn (5)

Interests:  Reading, Running, Golf, Bass Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Cycling

LICENSED

October 4, 2000
Oak Grove Baptist, Hugo, Oklahoma

ORDAINED

March 18, 2001
Oak Grove Baptist, Hugo, Oklahoma 

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Although I went to a Baptist church most of my life, I never had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. There came a point in my life when I asked myself, “If I were to die today, where would I spend eternity?” I then realized my lost condition. I repented and gave my life to Christ on April, 2000, and felt His calling into the ministry on May 30, 2000. I feel that God has gifted me in preaching, teaching and evangelism; my desire is to lead all to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. I desire to be in the Lord’s church, leading and serving all He loves.

EDUCATION

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Graduated in 2005
Degree in Theology (DipTh)

Graduated in 2005
Advanced Degree in Theology (AdTh)

Graduated in 2008
Master of Arts Degree in Christian Education (MACE)

Graduated in 2012
Master of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary (MDIV)

New Orleans Theological Seminary

Currently working on my DMIN

PASTORAL EXPERIENCE

2008 - 2012:
Pastor, First Baptist Church Inola, Oklahoma
Access sermons online at FBC Inola website

2004 - 2008:
Pastor, First Baptist Church Idabel, Oklahoma

2002 - 2004:
Pastor, Archery Baptist, Soper, Oklahoma

2000 - 2002:
Youth Minister, First Baptist Church Briar, Texas

GOAL OF MINISTRY

The goal of my ministry is to pastor a Southern Baptist congregation that is biblically healthy in fellowship, worship, evangelism, missions, and discipleship.

FUNCTIONS OF MINISTRY

  • To preach sermons that are biblically sound, contemporaneously challenging, and personally experiential.
  • To lead the church staff to function in a unified manner of pastoral and administrative care, guiding them to govern their particular ministry with vision, while encouraging them to adhere to the biblical example of being a servant.
  • To lead the congregation to fulfill the biblical mandate of evangelism and missions.
  • To lead the church to develop short-term and long-term goals that will consummate the vision of God for our congregation.
  • To lead the church to equip every church member in discovering their God intended place of service in the body of Christ.

MISSION EXPERIENCE

  • 2011
    Led FBC Inola to plant a church in Lerdo de Tajada, Mexico
  • 2010
    Led a team to India
  • 2011
    Led a team to India
  • 2010
    Led FBC Inola to adopt two unreached districts in India
  • 2009
    Led a team to Lerado de Tajada, Mexico
  • 2007
    Led FBC Idabel to plant a Hispanic church in Idabel and Broken Bow, Oklahoma
  • 2007
    Led a team from FBC Idabel to Bangladesh
  • 2007
    Travel throughout Frisco Association teaching marriage and family seminars
  • 2006
    Member of Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) “vision team” to Bangladesh
  • 2005
    Mission to Tequisquiapan, Mexico

DENOMINATIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • 2000 to Present:
    Preached over 30 revival meetings and numerous summer camps
  • 2011:
    Keynote speaker for “Falls Creek” week five
  • 2010:
    Elected as 1st Vice President of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO)
  • 2009:
    Currently serving a four-year term as a trustee for the North American Mission Board (NAMB)
  • 2009:
    Elected as 2nd Vice President of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO)
  • 2009:
    Served on the “Executive Committee” of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
  • 2009:
    Served as the “Evangelism Director” for Rogers Baptist Association
  • 2008:
    Served on the “Nominating Committee” for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
  • 2007:
    Served on the “Committee on Committees” for the Southern Baptist Convention
  • 2007:
    Served on the “Resolutions Committee” for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
  • 2007:
    Served on the “Executive Board” of Kiamichi Baptist Assembly
  • 2007:
    Served as “Vice President” of the Child Advocacy Center
  • 2006:
    Served as “Discipleship Director” for Frisco Baptist Association
  • 2006 to 2010:
    Served a four-year term on the Board of Trustees for Oklahoma Baptist University
  • 2003 to 2006:
    Served as “Evangelism Director” for Frisco Baptist Association

RECOGNITIONS

  • Pastor, FBC Inola:
    2011 pace-setting in soul-winning; BGCO
  • Pastor, FBC Inola:
    2008 to 2011 as the top church in Rogers Association in giving to Lottie Moon; SBC
  • Pastor, FBC Inola:
    2008 to 2011 as the top church in Rogers Association in giving to Annie Armstrong; SBC
  • Pastor, FBC Idabel:
    2007 as one of the top 100 churches in evangelism; SBC
  • Pastor, FBC Idabel:
    2007 as the top church in Frisco Association in giving to Lottie Moon; IMB
  • Pastor, FBC Idabel:
    2007 as one of the leading churches in the SBC in reaching 18 to 30 year olds; NAMB
  • Pastor, FBC Idabel:
    2006 as one of the fastest growing Sunday Schools in the state; BGCO
  • Evangelism Director:
    2006 “Faithful Sower Award in Evangelism”; BGCO at the State Evangelism Conference
  • Pastor, FBC Idabel:
    2006 pace-setting church in soul-winning; BGCO
  • Pastor, FBC Idabel:
    2005 pace-setting church in soul-winning; BGCO
  • Pastor, Archey Baptist:
    2003 pace-setting church in soul-winning; BGCO Student , SWBTS 2002 nominated by peers to receive the “Todd Brooks Riza Award”, given to those who demonstrate a sincere passion for the unsaved

BOOKS WRITTEN and/or Compiled (Not Published)

A 30 Day Devotional entitled:
“A Daily Walk with the Attributes of God”

Baptist Doctrine Manual entitled:
“What Baptist Believe and Why They Believe It”

Deacon Training Manual entitled:
“A Biblical Deacon Ministry”

Pastor Blake Gideon

Pastor's Class

If you are not already actively involved in one of EFBC's Connection Groups, you are eligible for the new Pastor’s Class which follows the Morning Worship Service. Meet in the Worship Center. Pastor Blake will lead a verse-by-verse study of “The Gospel of John”.  Visit Pastors Class for more information.

Publications

Edmond Life and Leisure
October 24, 2013
On A Sacred Mission

“Shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but providing to be examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.”

- 1 Peter 5:2-4

Contact Us

For more information, contact our Church Office which is available Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM to noon at 405-341-0253.