Jason-FrittsJason Fritts –
Chairman

Since the summer of 2000, the Fritts family has been attending Faith Bible Church for the second time! Thier prior attendance at FBC was 1992-1994 before relocating to Kansas City for business. In fact, Pastor Hitchcock married Jason and Kelli in May 1993. After finding a great church home in KC, where Jason and Kelli had wonderful spiritual growth, they relocated to Dallas, TX, for Jason’s career. Thier family was growing, and they struggled to find a church home where they could connect with other Believers and build relationships. They made the decision to move back “home” to Edmond, OK, and FBC.

Jason came to know Jesus Christ on May 16, 1982, when he was 11 years old. Through all of their ups and downs in life, Jason says his heart is continually being molded into the person God wants him to be and his intent is to be sensitive to His leading in his life and family.

Jason and Kelli have four children, Emily , Austin, Ian and Aiden whom all attend Oklahoma Christian School (three in high school, one in middle school).  They’re a normal family with football, basketball, soccer and friend relationships that keep their family calendar full & interesting.

Over the years, Jason has enjoyed being involved in internet/web development technologies and also getting to be involved with the FBC web site. He says Awanas, men’s small group Bible studies and Sunday school classes have been a very rewarding time of fellowship and spiritual growth.

Jason and Kelli are actively involved in teaching the FaithKids at FBC, and Kelli is heavily involved in VBS crafts, as well as previously involved with Awanas.  Jason says Kelli is an amazing wife who loves Christ and continues to encourage their family.

Currently, Jason has the privilege of working in a family business very closely with his dad and uncle.  They moved from web development a few years ago to land/property development and management in Moore, OK, where his grandparent’s farm has been a part of the Moore community since 1950.

Derry-Myers

Derry Myers –
Vice Chair

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.

Jon-BrockJon Brock –

Jon committed his life to Christ in 1969 while living in Wichita, Kansas. This was where he and his wife, Lonnie, were discipled and caught the vision for winning people to Christ and seeing them grow to become reproducing Christians.

Jon was raised in southern Oklahoma where he attended Duncan High School. In 1965, he graduated from Central State University where he met Lonnie. They have been married for fifty years and have two grown daughters, two godly sons-in-law, and five brilliant grandchildren!

Jon worked for a worldwide oil service company for twenty-eight years where he served in various capacities including field operations, sales, marketing, and as division operations manager over Southern Europe and West Africa while living in Paris, France. In 1995, Governor Frank Keating asked Jon to become the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission where he served for fifteen years before retiring at the end of 2010.

Jon and Lonnie have been members of Faith Bible Church for fourteen years where they have served in various capacities including Elder, teaching, AWANAS, and discipleship training using the Navigator’s 2:7 series.

Mark Hitchcock –

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.