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.