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Richard Manning

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Richard & Shelly came to Calvary in November of 2011.  Richard is beginning his 6th year here at Calvary. 

"I love being the pastor here andeach day brings opportunity to serve with people who love God, share their faith of Jesus and live in a town that needs all Christ--followers to walk daily a life of joy and service to Christ.  Shelly and I served in Thailand as church planters for many years and I have served in Oklahoma, California and Ohio.  Being at Calvary is a challenge that each day is filled with hope and encouragement that God is working in this community.  I am thankful for men and women who want to see His will and purpose done in their lives and others.  Our two sons reside in Texas and serve God in their lives.  We now have entered the grandparent phase of our lives and look forward to seeing her grow in the knowledge of God.  Shelly enjoys doing art projects like painting and hand made jewerely.  Come and worship with us this week and know that God has/is/will always be ready to hear your prayers and answer in His Will. 

Music Minister

Glenn Fincher

Glenn has served as Calvary's Minister of Music since 2005. He is also currently serving as the Music Director for the North Canadian Baptist Association. Born in Cushing, OK and educated in Tulsa Public Schools, Glenn is a 1972 graduate of Langston University with a B. A. in Music Education. Following graduation he taught in the Tulsa Public Schools from 1973 until 2001. Glenn has been in the music ministry since 1974 and for a period of six years, appeared regularly on a Tulsa morning talk/sing show and sang lead in a Christian praise band for four years.  1974 was also the year that he and his wife Barbara married. They are a wonderful couple and are constantly sharing their talents and energy in the community. Calvary is blessed to have them.

Youth Pastor

Grant Hoover

     I am Grant Hoover and a junior at OBU.  I graduated from Fredrick High School, in Fredrick, Okla.  My parents are Marlin and Ruth Ann Hoover and I have one sister that has recently moved to Australia to work.  My father is a farmer and my mother is a high school counselor.  Presently I am studying Student Ministry at OBU and I hope to go to seminary in the future.  I was called to youth ministry at falls creek and look forward to serving at Calvary Baptist Church. 

I like being active playing basketball or going to the gym and working out.  I think it is important maintaining God's temple and allowing Him to use us as He see's.  I like being a student and learning and my favorite verse is Acts 20:24;  "However, I consider my  life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace."

Grant Hoover

Associate Pastor

Bill Fuller

William (Bill) Fuller, born in Corsicana, Texas, moved to Odessa with his family as a young child where he graduated from high school.  Bill then moved to Waco, Texas to attend Baylor University. While there he met and married Martha in 1955. As a student Bill pastored First Baptist in Riesel, Texas for four years. Following graduation they moved to Lorena, TX where Bill pastored Cottonwood Baptist and commuted for three and a half years to attend classes at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1973 Bill received the Master of Religious Education degree. Following his graduation they moved to Shreveport, Louisiana where Bill served as Minister of Education at Ingleside Baptist Church.  Four years later they came to Okmulgee, where he served as First Baptist's Minister of Education. God then led Bill to pastor First Baptist in Hitchita, Oklahoma. However God wasn't finished using them in Okmulgee because He led them back in 1992 to serve here at Calvary as our Associate Pastor. God has blessed this wonderful couple with three sons Gary, Mark, and Paul and one daughter, Laurie. They have nine grandchildren and one great-grandson, Jordan.