Alan, his wife Charity, and their son Ethan came to First Baptist Church in December of 2008. Alan is originally from Choctaw, OK and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma. Alan has served in student ministry for over 10 years in churches in Oklahoma and Texas."I love seeing students come to know Jesus Christ and grow in a personal relationship with Him that spills over into their every day life!"Alan and Charity love being a part of the Wagoner community. Charity works at Wagoner High School. Alan also coaches his son's soccer team.Alan Likes:- Star Wars and science fiction in general- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream- OU and OSU football (in that order!)- GamingAlan Dislikes:- Crickets- That soccer isn't on ESPN more- OnionsLittle known fact about Alan: He was a model for J.C. Penny's for 1 week while in 5th grade. He wasn't asked back...
Wade and his wife, Alice, Theybecame part of the FBC fellowship in January, 2009, and Wade joined the ministry staff that August. Wade says "Being part of the First Baptist family is a great blessing for us. It is a caring fellowship of love, unity, and acceptance where lives are being changed."Wade and Alice moved to Wagoner after serving some 34 years as pastor of churches in Washington, California, Arizona, and Oklahoma, where he also served for 14 years as Director of Missions for the LeFlore Baptist Association in Southeast Oklahoma. Wade actually grew up in Wagoner, moving here the summer he turned 10. After graduation from NSU in Tahlequah, He went out to the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California. It was there that he met Alice. They have three children: Mark, of Jenks, Oklahoma, Bruce, of Norman, Oklahoma, and Melanie, of Fort Worth, Texas, and three remarkable grandchildren. Wade likes to read, fish, travel, and watch old movies, not necessarily in that order. Although he seems to be doing a lot more reading and watching old movies than either traveling or fishing these days. Wade is a fan of the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane, the Oakland Raiders, and the Oakland Athletics. (Wade and Alice lived in Oakland for several years).
Jan has been with FBC for 12 years. Her husband Ron has been the Materiels Manager at Wagoner Hospital for the past 28 years.Jan and Ron have been married for 44 yrs. WOW (he robbed the cradle) and have 2 sons, Jeff and Greg, 2 daughter-in-laws, Michelle and Vicky and 3 grandchildren, (and hoping for more.) Some of Jan's favorite things to do are spend time with her family (kids, grandkids, her sister and many close cousins!). She likes to cook (when she has time) decorate her house and recently discovered (to Ron's dismay) she enjoys working in and re-doing Ron's flower beds around their house.
Woody and his wife Marti have been with FBC for over 11 years. Woody leads worship music, directs the choirs and the praise team. Marti plays the organ and the keyboard for worship services, and accompanies the choirs of FBC. Woody and Marti like to travel and visit their kids and grandkids, who have lived at various times in locations all over North America (Mexico, Florida, Ohio, Washington DC, Texas and Arizona).Woody is an avid runner, running 8-10 miles a week. He also likes to play some golf. Woody enjoys listening to and playing all kinds of music. He is particularly fond of jazz. He plays sax, guitar, and occasional drums. Other interests are Major League Baseball and Oklahoma Sooners sports, especially football and basketball. Woody’s allegiance to O.U. runs deep. He is an O.U. graduate and played in the University Bands for 4 1/2 years.
Mark and his family arrived at FBC in 2008. Mark is a native of Oklahoma growing up in southwest part of the state. Since his college and seminary days in Boston he has served in churches in Massachusetts, Florida, Kentucky and Kansas and has now returned to where it all began. Mark and his family are thrilled to be back in Oklahoma. Mark is married to Teresa an elementary school music teacher and they have twin daughters Sydney and Chloe.Mark aspires to be a lifelong learner continually discovering what God has in store next, both for him and the community of Christ. He is also deeply committed to helping people discover the next steps in knowing and following Jesus Christ. Marks biblical teaching is committed to the values of simplicity and relevance.Some of Mark’s Favorite Things:Gravy: Almost everything tastes better with liquid seasoning.Competition: From sports to board games and everything in between.Movies: Best ever, Dead Poets Society, Shawshank Redemption, Hoosiers, The Natural.Reading: Mystery and Suspense Fiction.Funny People: To numerous to mention.Some of Mark’s Least Favorite Things:Fixing or repairing things.Pets that live like people.Waiting.A Little Known FactAmnesia, Mark once lost memory of an entire day in the fourth grade.
What is a SmallGROUP? A SmallGROUP is a group of friends who do life together. We party, study, pray, serve, and grow in Christ together. What’s the benefit to me? You don’t have to do life alone! SmallGROUPS help you to personalize your plan for spiritual growth, and give you an authentic community of friends that will walk with you through life. How many people are in a group? The average size is 10, but groups can range from 4 to 20 (or more) in number. I don’t know much about the Bible. Is there a group for me? Yes, groups are for everyone spiritual seekers, new believers, and maturing Christians. Can I try several groups? Yes, if one doesn’t “fit” try another. Can I start a new SmallGROUP? We’d be very glad to meet with you to discuss this possibility! Please contact Wade Robertson @ 485-2428 or Wade@fbcwagoner.com What do groups study? Groups studies will vary in topics, or books of the Bible. Is child care available? Yes, children are involved in our 252Basics groups and KidONE Worship at the same time. How long do group meetings last? On average groups met for 45 -55 minutes. Most groups meet weekly.
THE ESSENTIALS WE BELIEVEAbout God We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe who has eternally existed in threedistinct personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal andare one God. Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14About Jesus ChristWe believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He is co-equal with the Father.Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of allpeople by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate Hispower over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13.About The Holy SpiritWe believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present inthe world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christianfrom the moment of salvation. He gives them power for living the Christian life, helps themunderstand spiritual truth, and guides them in doing what is right. He gives every believer aspiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Eph. 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Eph. 5:18About The BibleWe believe the Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:20, 21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5About HumanityWe believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2About SalvationWe believe salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make upfor our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’soffer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment onereceives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1About Eternal SecurityWe believe that because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer issecure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.John 10:29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 10:10,14; I Peter 1:3-5About EternityWe believe people were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternallyseparated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven andHell are real places of eternal existence.John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15;Matthew 1:8; Matthew 2:44,46
Buidling a genuine biblical community of Truth, Relevance, Acceptance and Simplicity where people can spiritually flourish.The following core values reflects what is truly important to us as an faith community. These are not values that change from time to time, situation to situation or person to person, but rather they are the underpinning of our culture. Many people feel FBC is an exciting and comfortable place where they can be themselves while pursuing God’s best for their lives. 1. OUTREACH We believe the irreligious and the unconvinced are important to God, so should be important to us. 2. INNOVATION We believe that risk-taking and creativity is normal because nothing is impossible with God. 3. SERVICE We believe the church should operate as a unified community stewarding their spiritual gifts. 4. TRANSFORMATION We believe Christ’s followers should desire authenticity and continual spiritual growth. 5. COMMUNITY We believe that life change happens best in the context of an intimate connection with God and with people in small groups.
At KidOne, we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really active and loud and good leaders always care. Before kids head off to middle school, we want to make sure these three things stick... Make the wise choice.Trust God no matter what. Treat others the way I want to be treated. The focus of KidOne is our Small Group Environment and Large Group Worship. We want kids to see how God's Word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to Him, and to build friendships that will last. That's why it's important to make sure your child connects with the same friends, same leader, at the same hour - EVERY SUNDAY!K1D Worship 10:45am on the MAC Stage252 Basic Sunday School Small Groups 9:30amFirstLook Preschool SundaySchool Groups 9:30 & 10:45
Run For God 5K Race: Sequoyah State Park.Pre-registration May 31, $25Race Day Registration, $30Fun Run and Walk, $15Registration Forms available @ FBC.
Falls Creek Parent Night: Parents ansd students get all the the facts and info about Falles Creek 2013.
Race for Change: Hosted by Wagoner Area Neighbors, Proceeds go to help purchase school supplies for local students who would otherwise not have the tools they need to be successful in school!
Being a teenager is tough these days. School, work, drama club, athletics, band, family... The list goes on and on of the pressures facing students today. And this pressure leaves a lot of students with questions. That's where FBC Wagoner Student Ministries comes in!FBC Wagoner Student Ministries exists to help students connect with God and His plan for their lives.Our student ministry team is made up of adults who care about students and want to see them grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ. We work hard to make sure each student knows that they matter to God and that He has a plan for each of them. Traction Worship Experience; Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pmContemporary Worship; Sundays 9:30-10:30amSmall Groups; Sundays 10:45-11:45am & 6:30-7:30pm
UPWARD BASKETBALL EVALUATION SCHEDULE 1st and 2nd Grade : Monday, November 7, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.3rd and 4th Grade : Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.5th and 6th Grade : Thursday, November 10, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Unlike traditional sports programs, Upward programs are structured so children participate in practices and games and play without league standings. Characteristics such as sportsmanship, kindness and character are valued as winning qualities. Coaches primarily focus on ministering to children and their families. Teams are arranged in a substitution system where all players are allowed equal playing time and equal opportunity for improvement. To further the “Every Child Is A Winner” philosophy, Upward coaches encourage each player with a game-day star award following each game that builds self-esteem and team spirit. For example, a red star stands for best defense. Additionally, instead of focusing on a win/lose strategy, importance is shifted to the attitudes and efforts of each child on the team.
First Baptist Church401 NE 2ndWagoner, Oklahoma 74467918-485-2428Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Service Times.......Classic Worship 9:30 .......Contemporary Worship 10:45.............................................
Verse Of The Day Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.1 John 4:11
Connecting People To Life!LIVE - LOVE - SERVE
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