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First Baptist Church
201 Commercial Road
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone: 918-456-0668
Email: info@fbctah.org
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5:00pm Meal
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First Baptist Church of Tahlequah, OK
Office Information

Feel free to call us or e-mail us at the below addresses.
Thank you for your time!

Phone: 918-456-0668

Church Office Hours
8:30am - 5:00pm Monday thru Thursday
8:30am - 2:00pm Friday

Staff Contacts

Feel free to call us or e-mail us at the below addresses.  Thank you for your time!

Email:
info@fbctah.org

Phone:
918-456-0668

STAFF
Senior Pastor - Buddy Hunt
Music Minister - Andy Latta
Family Counselor - Ellis Stout
Associate Pastor - Ed Hale
Interim Minister to Students - Bryce Stafford
Minister to Children - Jayna Coppedge
Minister to Preschoolers - Janalyn Satterwhite
Finance Secretary - Maurice Turney
Ministry Assistant - Tiphanie Russell
Financial Secretary/Staff Assistant - Connie Foreman
Building Manager - Don Niblet

- Senior Pastor -

Senior Pastor

Rev. Buddy Hunt became our pastor in November 2008. He moved to Tahlequah from the pastorate of Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan, OK. Bro. Buddy previously pastored First Baptist Churches in Perry, Alva, and Spiro. Before entering the pastorate he served as Youth Minister at First Baptist Clinton and First Baptist Duncan as well as Minister of Education at First Baptist Clinton. For six years he served on staff at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

Bro. Buddy has served as President of the Oklahoma Baptist Pastor’s Conference and as Vice President of the BGCO. He has served twice on the Nominating Committee for the BGCO and has served on the Committee on Committees for the Southern Baptist Convention. He also completed a four year term on the Board of Directors for the BGCO.

Bro. Buddy is currently serving as volunteer police chaplain to the Tahlequah Police Department. He serves as an officer for the Cherokee County Christian Ministry Alliance and East Central Baptist Association.

Our Pastor is married to Michell and they have two daughters Hilary and Ashley and one granddaughter Blakely. Hilary, Ashley and Blakely also live in Tahlequah.

Email: buddy@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Buddy Hunt
Senior Pastor


- Music Minister -

Music Minister

Bro. Andy and his family moved to Tahlequah in July 2009 from FBC Fairview Heights, Illinois where he served as the Minister of Worship.  Prior to FBC Fairview Heights, he served Trinity Baptist Church in Ada, OK, First Baptist Church Piedmont, OK Hopewell Baptist Church in Bethel Acres, OK and Amity Baptist Church of El Reno, OK. 

Andy has served as the Metro East Baptist Associational Music Director in Illinois for 5 years. He also was chair-man of the Resolutions and Christian Life Committee of the Illinois Baptist State Association for 2 years. Bro. Andy’s musical interests also include participation in the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma for numerous years. 

Andy met his wife Polly while serving at FBC Piedmont.  They have been married for almost 24 years and have two children, Lauren and Drew.  Lauren is a college student attending Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar Missouri and Drew lives at home and attends Tahlequah High School.

Email: andy@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Andy Latta
Music Minister

- Family Counselor -

Families Counselor

Email: estout@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 918-456-0668

Ellis Stout
Family Counselor

- Associate Pastor -

Associate Pastor
Adults/Administration

Bro. Ed was saved in 1982 and was called into full time vocational ministry in 1995. Before his call to ministry he had successful careers in management, UPS, and Sales for Otis Spunkmeyer where he ranked in the top 20 yearly.

Since his call, Bro. Ed has served as Single Adult Minister for Spring Baptist Church, Minister of Education at FBC North Houston, and has served here at FBC as Associate Pastor since January 2006.

Bro. Ed married his soul mate Kim in 1980 and has two lovely daughters Dana who lives in Houston and Laura who lives in Tahlequah. He is grateful for the church family God has given him at FBC.

Email: ehale@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Ed Hale
Associate Pastor

- Minister to Students -

Minister to Students/Families

Bryce became a member of First Baptist in September 2012. Before moving to Tahlequah, he served for two years at Faith Baptist Church in Youngsville, North Carolina as a minister of Church Planting; he also attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary during that time and earned a Masters of Arts in Intercultural Studies. Bryce returned to Oklahoma in June 2012 to marry his wife, Autumn Stafford. Bryce and Autumn both attended Northeastern State University and met at the campus Baptist Collegiate Ministry while in leadership together, Bryce earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Autumn Earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Autumn is currently working at NSU as a Career Events Specialist. Bryce and Autumn have one furry, four-legged child named Oliver.

Prior to Bryce's time in North Carolina, he served in many roles within Collegiate Ministry as well as Youth Ministry in Oklahoma, and around the World. Bryce has a heart for being on mission to the nations for Jesus Christ, and has served all over the world including the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Africa.

Bryce loves sharing the Gospel and allowing God to work as only He can. His motivation for living for Christ is realizing that we are compelled as Christians to share the message of Christ as we are commanded as followers of Christ, so others may worship as we do, in order to expand the worship and Glory of God, that otherwise would not take place.

Email: info@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Bryce Stafford
Interim Minister to Students

- Minister to Children -

Minister to Children

Jayna Coppedge’s earliest memory is walking through the Dutch doors at her church in Odessa Texas.  “I remember sitting in Scotty’s lap thinking that Scotty lived at the church just so I could sit in her lap.  I am told that I did not like to share that lap.” Perhaps that is why she is so passionate to share the news of God ‘s love with First Baptist’s youngest. “I believe even in my toddler years God was molding my heart to love Him and want to serve Him. I was saved in first grade and wept because I was so sorry that Jesus had to die for me and I am still so grateful that He did.”

In 1990 Jayna started as part-time staff at FBC Tahlequah focusing all of her attention on infant through Kindergarteners. Then in 2002 she became the fulltime children’s minister adding first-sixth grade to her responsibilities.

She has written literature  for LifeWay publications Preschool Bible Foundations and Preschool TeamKID. She leads conferences across the state and was the Darlene Koch Award receipt in 2000.

She married Steve Coppedge in 1982 and they have two great children Laura who is living overseas and Tyler a senior at Southwestern Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.

Email: jayna@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

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Jayna Coppedge
Minister to Children

- Minister to Preschoolers -

Minister to Preschoolers

I experienced the blessings of a Christian home that introduced me to God, Jesus and the Bible. At the age of seven, understanding that Jesus had died for my sins, I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior. After being baptized and joining the church, I quickly began to take leadership within the church. Even as a child, I found a place to serve God and was involved in Training Union, GA’s, Children’s Choir and a variety of church programs. These experiences prepared me for the time that God would call me into special service at the age of twelve. Like most twelve year old GA girls, I wanted to go to Africa as a missionary. During my college studies, I increasingly sensed God’s call upon my life to serve on a church staff working with children. My desire is to serve the Lord in His church and to minister to boys and girls and their families as they grow in their understanding of the Gospel. Through personal Bible study, prayer and serving, God shows me His vision for the ministries He has called me to lead. I have been married to Steve Satterwhite for 36 years. We have 3 married children and 3 grandchildren. My hobbies include shopping; crafts; antiques & quilting; music; and time with family.

Email: Janalyn@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Janalyn Satterwhite
Minister to Preschoolers

- Finance Secretary -

Email: info@fbctah.org

Phone: 918-456-0668

Maurice Turney
Finance Secretary

- Ministry Assistant -

Ministry Assistant

Tiphanie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1999 while at church camp with her first church home in Jacksonville AR where she was an active member until she moved to Tahlequah in 2000. Tiphanie searched for a church hoping to find one that felt like home and finally found it here at First Baptist Church of Tahlequah. She is a member of the choir and feels truly blessed to have finally found the place her heart feels at home with the Lord. She has a daughter Ara Brigette who also attends and participates in the pre-k classes. Tiphanie believes the Lord has guided her and has allowed the difficulties she has faced to prove she can accomplish anything brought her way as long as she keeps faith in Him. She says she never feels alone because the Lord is by her side and in her heart leading and guiding.

Tiphanie joined our church family February of 2013 and our staff May 2013 and hopes it is the Lord’s will for her to say a long time.

Email: Tiphanie@fbctah.org

Phone: 918-456-0668

Tiphanie Russell
Ministry Assistant

- Financial Secretary/Staff Assistant -

Financial Secretary/Staff Assistant

Connie is originally from Tulsa, Ok and moved to Tahlequah in 1989 until 1998. She then moved to New Mexico for 4 years and onto Canada for 8 years. Now she's come back to Oklahoma. Connie is glad the Lord brought her back to this area. Dustin, 21 and Andrea Terry, 20, are her only children. Connie asked Jesus to be her Savior and was baptized at a young age. Through the years, her walk with the Lord continues to grow stronger. Even though, there have been trials and tribulations that life can bring, the Lord has always walked with her. Connie is a member of the First Baptist Church since February 2011. Her ministry for many years has been a vocalist and she has sang with her sisters in the Foreman Family singing group and as a soloist.

The position Connie accepted at FBC has enabled her to fulfill her decision to be in full-time ministry. On weekends, she has opportunities to sing all over Oklahoma and loves to present God’s message and the gospel of Jesus in song.

Email: connie@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Connie Foreman
Financial Secretary/Staff Assistant

- Building Manager -

Building Manager

Don grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. He grew up in a church going home and accepted the Lord as His Savior on a deer hunting trip when he was 17. After graduating from high school Don joined the Army and served as a paratrooper in Ft. Campbell KY. Don then attended Pillsbury Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota then graduated from Maranatha Bible College in Watertown, Wisconsin. During his senior year Don was called to mission work and was appointed as a missionary to New Guinea. Don spent 4 years in New Guinea and started two churches during his time there. Don returned to the United States and moved to California where he was trained to be a health care chaplain. In May of 1998 he moved to Tahlequah and became a chaplain for Hastings Hospital. Don worked as a chaplain for local hospice care for 14 years.

Don is the father of one and a half dozen children… meaning he has one daughter and a half dozen sons (not 18 children). Don has been with us at First Baptist of Tahlequah since 1999! Don married Glenda in August of 2011.

Email: info@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Don Niblet
Building Manager

 
First Baptist Church of Tahlequah, OK