Interim Student Pastor
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John and his wife, Emily, have been serving at Claremore Faith since August 2017. They have 4 wonderful children, CJ, Carson, Madelyn, and Anthony.
John accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 7 and surrendered to the music ministry in his early teens. He plays the piano and trumpet and is currently attempting to learn to play the guitar as time permits. John is a member of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma.
John attended Oklahoma Baptist University and The University of Central Oklahoma receiving his Bachelor’s Degree. He completed a Master of Arts in Worship Leadership at Dallas Baptist University in May of 2017. John also works full time for TTCU Federal Credit Union as a Certified Credit Union Advisor while Emily teaches at Justus-Tiawah Public School.
His favorite verse is Colossians 3:16 “Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God.”
Valerie and her husband Ron joined Faith Baptist in 2015. They have 5 terrific children, Cooper, Shelbi, Elise, Ian and Evan. However, you’ll hear Valerie talk the most about her two very smart and cute grandchildren, Gage and Rosie.
Valerie and Ron are both native Texans. Valerie is from Lubbock, TX and a graduate of Texas Tech. She has had several jobs but feels like God has called her into “ministry” with the church secretary position. It is said that you should enjoy your job enough you would do it for free! In addition to her position as church secretary, she also serves on the decorating committee and the women’s ministry team. Outside the church, Valerie is a Jazzercise instructor and loves to read, paint and decorate.
Valerie’s go to scripture is Matthew 6:34 – Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.