OUR ELDERS

Larry Awbrey

Chairman

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.

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.

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.

Bruce Neidenfeuhr

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.

Scott Sargeant

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.

Derry Myers

Derry Myers has been married to Debby since 1967.  They have two married sons.  Six 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 2001, he served for three years in a large 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 25 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 everyday 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.

Tony Bostwick

Tony was blessed by being raised in a strong Christian family while living in Nicoma Park and later Edmond.  While attending Edmond High School, he met his amazing wife, Marsha, to whom he has been married for 47 years.  Tony attended conservative Southern Baptist churches in Nicoma Park (where he accepted Christ) and later in Edmond.  After graduating from UCO (1975), he spent the next four years in the Army.  After the Army, he began a career in finance and accounting beginning in Public Accounting and then served several companies in Financial and Senior Management roles (Johnson and Johnson, Braum Ice Cream, Express Employment Professionals).  In 1980, Tony and Marsha joining the recently formed Faith Bible Church while it was still meeting in a Day Care Center.  Before joining the Elder Board, Tony served Faith Bible Church almost 30 years as the temporary Treasurer.  Marsha is the long-time Faith Bible Church Librarian.
Tony and Marsha have three children and seven grandchildren.  

Mark Hitchcock

Senior Pastor

Mark is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, holds a law degree from Oklahoma City University and a Th.M. and  Ph.D., both from Dallas Theological Seminary. Mark has  served as our Pastor since October 1991. He is the author of over thirty books on Bible prophecy and related topics. Mark and his wife, Cheryl, have two sons, Justin, married to Natalee and Samuel, married to Ellen. They’re also blessed with three grandchildren, Gavin, Cameron and Reed.

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.