Derry-Myers

Derry Myers –
Chairman

Derry Myers has been married to Debby since 1967.  They have two married sons.  Seven grandchildren have added blessings, joy, and a new dimension to their lives. Derry spent over 30 years in the sales field.  He worked for a major corporation for 13 years and he spent 18 years as vice president of sales for a smaller wholesale company. Before retiring in 2000, he served for three years in a church in Edmond, Oklahoma as Associate Pastor to Married Adults. Derry has a passion for discipleship and the home.  He has been actively discipling and mentoring men for over 30 years.  One of his greatest joys has been teaching married couples Sunday school classes since the late 1970’s.  Derry believes that the Word of God is relevant, powerful and applicable to every day life.  His heart is to be used by God to minister the Word in such a way that men will be challenged and encouraged to follow God’s design for biblical manhood.

Roger Brittain –

Roger Brittain has attended Faith Bible Church for over ten years. He has been married to Becky for twenty-six years this June. Roger is from Edmond, while Becky is a native of Maine. They met while Roger was in the U.S. Navy. They have three children: Courtney (21), Emily (16), and Alexander (12). Together, they operate a small publishing business from their home in Edmond.

Roger was brought up in a strong Christian household and attended church services regularly as a child. Despite this great advantage, he never truly surrendered his life to Christ until later on as an adult. Over a period of two years, God used His scripture and a series of events to draw Roger to Himself. At the age of thirty-six, he came to saving faith in Christ Jesus. From that moment, Roger has loved the Lord, His scriptures, and His people.

Over the years, Roger has been active at Faith Bible Church. He has served as a member of the Missions Committee. During that time, he travelled to STEP Seminary in Haiti as a representative for the church. He has also taught in his Adult Bible Fellowship for several years sharing duties as a co-leader. He is honored and humbled to be appointed as an elder of the church.

Clay Bullard –

Clay was born and raised in Edmond, and has lived in Edmond a larger portion of his adult life.  He was born into a family with 9 siblings where he had the privilege of being under godly teaching all his life, within the home, the church and teachers at Christian Heritage Academy.

He was blessed to meet his wife, Becky, during his collegiate career at Bob Jones University.  The two were married in August of 1995.  Clay is father to three daughters, Isabella (18), Chloe (16) and Emma (12).  His family has been attending Faith Bible Church since 1999, and Clay served on the Elder Board for one previous term.

Clay trusted in Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1983 and was baptized the next year.

Clay has been active on various ministry and non-profit boards where he seeks to put his faith into daily practice.  He has been very blessed with two influential spiritual mentors in his life and works daily to vocationally live “Christ at Work”.

Clay runs a private business and balances the multiple time requirement of family, church relationships, and work where facing new challenges and changes continue his reliance on Christ’s guidance and grace.

Clay is thankful for the various members of FBC that have poured into his life and he looks forward to continue to do the same with others.

Mark Hitchcock –
Senior Pastor – Teacher

Mark is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, holding a law degree from Oklahoma City University and a Th.M. and Ph.D., both from Dallas Theological Seminary. Mark has been serving as our Pastor since October 1992. Mark is the author of several books on Bible prophecy and related topics, including The Complete Book of Bible Prophecy and Iran: The Coming Crisis. Mark and his wife, Cheryl, have two sons, Justin and Samuel.

Sid_JonesSid Jones –

Sid’s family was generally active in their small church in a small Oklahoma panhandle town, where he prayed to accept Jesus Christ as his savior at 7 or 8 years old. Routine small town life and family activities were the rule, and he was satisfied that he was doing the right thing as a Christian. But his family was broken before he finished high school, and the next few years were challenging.

Thankfully he met Rebekah at college, and they were married in 1987 at Metropolitan Baptist by Dr. Cotton. They moved to the Tulsa area, and grew spiritually with the help of family and the community at Tulsa Bible Church. In 1993 they moved to Edmond, and his sister Paula recommended Faith Bible, and they’ve been growing here ever since. They have four children – Ryan, Jenna, Noah, and Phillip, and one grandson, Winston.

The prayer that he prayed early on was the beginning of faith and a pathway to trust. New challenges are replacing old ones, and they continue to learn valuable lessons about grace and forgiveness, truth and love, thankfulness and contentment. Sid is more convinced than ever of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the value of Romans 12:1-2. He cares about the people at Faith Bible Church and is thankful for the role so many of you have played in they’re lives.

Forrest Lacy –

Forrest grew up on a farm in Lindsay, Oklahoma, graduated from Oklahoma State University, holds a CPA license and has been employed in various types of industries here in Oklahoma.

Forrest and his wife, Loretta, met in the Singles Sunday school class at Metropolitan Baptist Church.  They were married in 1984 at Metropolitan Baptist and have two grown sons, Justin and Travis, and one grandchild.

Forrest and his wife Loretta served for many years in the AWANA program and are both now serving as small group leaders on Wednesday night with the youth.

Jay-Risner

Jay Risner –
Lead Pastor

Jay’s love for ministry began in college where he worked with the collegiate and camp ministry of FCA. After college he served for 6 years in a Southern Baptist Church as a youth pastor, and in 2003 joined the Faith Bible Church staff in the same role. As FBC grew numerically Jay’s title changed to Associate Pastor, where he gave oversight to a variety of ministry areas. In 2012, after almost ten years at FBC, Jay departed to serve as a Lead Pastor at Enid MB Church in Enid, OK. He returned to Faith Bible in 2016 to serve as our church’s first Lead Pastor. He’s a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and he received his Masters from Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. Jay and his wife Mandi have three kids—Avery, Mia and Jack Dallas.

Monroe Vaughan –

Monroe was born into a Christian farm family in rural Choctaw County in Southeast Oklahoma, the fourth of six children.  He accepted Christ at the age of ten. After graduating from Soper High School, Monroe met his wife, Joyce, in nearby Hugo where they were married fifty-eight years ago. They lived in a couple of large cities for two years but decided to return to Oklahoma so Monroe could attend junior college while Joyce worked full-time and he worked part-time.  Through divine help, he believes, Joyce was able to get a job at Oklahoma State University which made it possible for Monroe to attend OSU where he earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business. They lived and worked in Houston, Texas for ten years, Alabama for six years and have been in Edmond for thirty-six years, both of them now having been retired for several years. They have two children, five grand children and five great-grand children.

The Vaughans became more serious about their commitment to Christ when thye were in their thirties, diligently attending Bible studies and church worship services since that time.  Monroe also served as class outreach leader, deacon and church treasurer at churches they attended before they joined Faith Bible Church.  They have been at Faith Bible for sixteen years where Monroe has served as Church Secretary and Secretary to the Board of Elders from 2004 through the end of 2014.