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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

Senior Pastor

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 . . .

Gary Ellis

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 . . .

Jerry Miller

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 . . .

Evan Dare

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 . . .

Keith Haygood

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 . . .

Brian Frank

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.

Billy Fuller

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

Student Ministries

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 . . .

Charles Scheffe

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 . . .

Pat Murphy

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 . . .

 

EFBC Staff

Staff Email

Pastor Blake Gideon
Senior Pastor

Gary Ellis
Associate Pastor
Administration & Program

Brian Frank
Associate Pastor
Minister of Education

Jerry Miller
Associate Pastor
50+ Ministries & Pastoral Care

Evan Dare
Associate Pastor
Young Adults & Pastoral Counseling

Keith Haygood
Associate Pastor
Minister of Music

Stuart Holland
Media Director
Music Associate

Randy Faram
Student Ministries

Billy Fuller
Collegiate Ministries

Charles Scheffe
Associate Pastor
Children's Ministries

Pat Murphy
Director of Preschool Ministries

Amanda Jennings
Parent's Day Out Director