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Sid Jones –
Chairman

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.

Clay Bullard –
Vice Chairman

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.

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.

 

Derry-Myers

Derry Myers –

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.

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.

Larry Awbrey –

Larry came to Christ at the age of 12. Larry and his wife Liz have lived in Edmond and attended Faith Bible Church since 1991. They have been married for 36 years and have two grown sons and four granddaughters: Landon and his daughter Addyson, 15 and Aaron and his wife Linsey and three daughters, Bella 12, Rowan 10, Haven 8. Aaron and Linsey live in Edmond and attend FBC.

Larry is a graduate of Oklahoma City University (1981) with a B.S. degree. He is a Certified Financial Planner and practices in Edmond.

Larry is a former FBC Elder and a teaching member of the Kindred Spirits adult Bible Fellowship class.

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.

Bruce Neidenfeuhr –

Bruce was born and raised in a Roman Catholic home in Minnesota, the oldest of four boys. He had an awareness of God from an early age, but did not know that he could have a personal relationship with Him until he was 22 years old. At that time Bruce was invited to a home Bible study that was being lead by a bi-vocational Evangelical Free Church pastor. It was during the course of that Bible study that he realized that he was a lost sinner in need of the Savior. Bruce prayed and received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior then and there. Bruce has walked with the Lord from that time on.

Bruce and his wife, Jane, have been married for 40 years. They have two children and four grand children. They moved back to Edmond from Atlanta, Georgia at the end of 2011, visited Faith Bible their first Sunday back, and never visited another church. Bruce has been employed by the A-1 Freeman Moving, an agent for North American Van Lines, for the past 28 years.