Edmond's First Baptist Church Staff
At Edmond's First Baptist Church we are blessed with a staff of men and women who love the Lord, follow His teachings, and obey His voice.
Pastor Blake Gideon
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. more . . .
Associate Pastor, Administration & Program
Gary’s goal as Associate Pastor of Administration and Program is to “help EFBC fulfill its God-given responsibility, ‘to love God and others through Jesus Christ.’” As a child he dreamed that he’d become a lawyer, but reports that he became aware of God's call to ministry when he was 14 years old. He says, “The secret of everything spiritual - salvation, growth, service, direction, victory, etc. - is the Lordship of Jesus Christ in the life of the believer and the church.” His entire ministry has been about knowing Jesus more and sharing with others the need for a personal relationship with Christ. more . . .
Associate Pastor, 50+ Ministries & Pastoral Care
Jerry's vision for 50+ Ministries and Pastoral Care is Reaching People, Teaching People, and Ministering to people in the name of Jesus Christ. His desire is to see 50+ adults grow into Christian maturity as they journey through life's challenges that often relate to this age. As a Senior in High School Jerry was called into the ministry of music at Falls Creek and has led worship for 30 years. But recently he has been challenged with this new Ministry of 50+ Minister and Pastoral Care. He always wants to be ready to tell others of the hope that lies within him and to meet people's needs through this new ministry of the church. more . . .
Associate Pastor: Young Adults and Pastoral Counseling
Evan Dare served EFBC as Minister of Youth in 1999 - 2004. At the invitation of the Pastor and Personnel Committee, he is returning to EFBC as Associate Pastor: Young Adult and Pastoral Counseling. Evan's academic training and extensive experience in pastoral counseling and care over the last several years has uniquely prepared him for his responsibilities at EFBC. more . . .
Associate Pastor, Minister of Music
Keith Haygood begins his ministry as Edmond's First Baptist Church Associate Pastor, Minister of Music. Keith comes to us from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, where he served as Worship and Music Ministries Specialist, leading the state convention's music program for all ages throughout the state. He is a native of Oklahoma, an accomplished trumpet player, and has served as music minister at First Baptist Moore, Cherokee Hills Baptist in Oklahoma City, and at Howard Memorial Baptist in Del City. more . . .
Associate Pastor: Minister of Education
Brian comes to EFBC from First Baptist Church, Picayune, Mississippi, where he serves as Associate Pastor: Minister of Education and Administration. Serving in the Education Ministry for the past 18 years, he brings with him knowledge and experience. Brian graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Oral Communications and Business and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master's degree in Religious Education.
Collegiate & Young Professional Ministries
As Billy focuses on the college ministries at Edmond’s First Baptist Church, his goal is to grow college students to be disciples, encouraging them to build long lasting relationships, and offering them opportunities to serve their community and have fun while doing it. While he was in college God took him from a timid, weak individual and through personal Bible Study, great relationships, and campus organizations, “He grew me into someone who could believe in Him and His plan for my life without fear. I now love God more than ever before because I understand Him more. He taught me “Nothing is impossible with God”. Billy’s goal is to see college students catching on to God’s vision for their lives in such a way that the local college campuses are drastically changed. more . . .
Randy Faram is the Student Minister at Edmond's First Baptist Church. Randy has been a member of EFBC since 2006 and has served in a variety of leadership roles in our Student and Worship Ministries. He is a multi-talented U.C.O. graduate who recently received a call into full-time Christian service. We are delighted that his first church staff experience will be at EFBC. more . . .
Associate Pastor, Children's Ministry
Charles Scheffe is the new Associate Pastor of Children’s Ministry
at Edmond’s First Baptist Church. A native of Edmond, Charles grew up
in this community and graduated from Memorial High School, which he
calls the original. Throughout those years Charles was an active member
of Edmond’s First Baptist Church and after surrendering to the ministry
was licensed to preach the gospel by EFBC in 2004. more . . .
Director of Preschool Ministries
Pat . .
. first felt God’s call to ministry . . . at Falls Creek. She recalls,
“I felt God was calling me to a special work. As the Director of
Preschool Ministries, Pat knows the work she does is special. Her main
focus is “assisting families in finding a place to worship, serve, and
grow as Christians.” She hopes that our church will become a place for
families to connect and discover God’s plan for them. She prays that
she can help parents deliberately hide God’s word in the hearts of
their children and that Edmond’s First Baptist Church will become the
“hub” for children’s and preschool activities, keeping Christ as the
center of all that is done. more . . .