Clay Bullard –
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.

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.

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.

Paul Goggin –

Paul was raised in St. Louis, the oldest of seven siblings. In October 1956, at the age of 7, he
asked Jesus to come into his heart to be his Savior and was baptized. As a youth, he was very active in the programs at a Bible Church. It was there that he met his best friend – Kathie. They were married in 1968 and recently celebrated 50 years of serving the Lord together.

After receiving a business degree from Southeast Missouri State, they followed the Lord’s leading to several locations where Paul’s career unfolded. Each time, God provided a Bible teaching pastor and a great church to serve in. They are blessed with three married children, six granddaughters and one grandson.

In 1977, God led the Goggins back to St. Louis and Paul began a retail career. He would eventually retire from Macy’s in 2008 after serving as SVP of Operations for 23 years. Through the years, Paul enjoyed teaching God’s Word and serving wherever the Lord led them.

They moved to Edmond in late 2015 and started attending Faith Bible Church. They joined the church and the Barnabas ABF. Later they were privileged to start a new ABF that meets on Sunday evenings in their home. They also serve in VBS and as greeters at the children’s doors on Sunday mornings. They love to see the family of God coming together to worship, study God’s Word, and connect with family and friends.

Tim Hendrickson

Tim was raised in a strong Christian family in South Oklahoma City. Around the age of 10 he heard the clear Gospel message at an evangelistic crusade. His parents led him through prayer to repent and accept Christ as his Savior.

Tim attended Christian Heritage Academy where he met his wife Junia in their 10th grade year. Tim and Junia both graduated from CHA and went different directions for college. They reconnected the Fall after they graduated and married in December, 1982. The influence of Junia, her parents and family were greatly instrumental in starting and supporting a significant change in Tim’s understanding of the grace and sovereignty of God. Mining the depths of these truths and sharing them with family and with small groups have been a joy and focus of Tim’s ministry over the 36 years that Tim and Junia have been married.

Tim and Junia have 12 children, 7 of whom are married. They are blessed with 21 grandchildren that keep them on the move and create continued opportunities to interact and share with their family. They have been attending Faith Bible for 10 years and have been teaching in the Deuteronomy 6 ABF for 8 years. Tim has been employed at OG&E for 36 years where he leads a section of the IT department.

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.

 

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.

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.

Scott Sargeant –

Scott grew up in a Christian home with amazing parents that helped him understand his need for a Savior. Surrounded by his family, his church, and his friends, he accepted Jesus into his heart at an early age. Although a ‘good kid’, Scott spent the next several years living for himself and pursuing acceptance from others. Despite all of the instruction and support, Scott did not come to a full understanding of the saving grace of God until he was in college. Since that time, and through different challenges and phases of life, God has continued to pour out His love over Scott, reminding him that His grace is sufficient for each new day.

God greatly blessed Scott when He brought Amy, his wife of 17 years, into his life. Together, they have three children, and they have attended Faith Bible for over 10 years. Scott has been in sales since leaving the Marine Corps in 2007. He has the privilege of co-leading one of the Adult Bible Fellowship classes and his wife is active in the youth ministry. Scott and his family have been incredibly blessed by the people of Faith Bible and he looks forward to the opportunity to serve the church in this new capacity.