STAFF INFORMATION

 

 

Feel free to call us or e-mail us at the addresses below.
 
Phone: 918-456-0668
 
Email: info@fbctah.org
 
Church Office Hours
 
Monday thru Thursday
8:30am – 5:00pm
 
Friday 
8:30am – 1:00pm 
 

Senior Pastor – Buddy Hunt

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.

 
 

Music Minister / Finance Administration – Andy Latta

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 graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1984 with a Bachelors in Music with a Church Music emphasis.  He also attended the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Extension in OK.   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 were married in 1985 and have two grown children, Lauren and Drew. 

Email: andy@fbctah.org

Associate Pastor- Adults/Families – Jake Adams

Jake joined the staff at FBC in December of 2017 moving from FBC Enid where he served for 17 years.  He has also previously served at FBC Willis Point TX, Hilltop Baptist Church Ft. Worth TX, North Richland Hills Baptist Church, and Crescent Valley Baptist Church.
 
Jake graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in music in 1996.  He received his Master of Divinity in Education Ministries from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth TX in 1999.
 
Jake and his wife Julie were married in 1994 and have been blessed with four children, Janae, Jaycee, Jayla and Jonathan.

 

Email: jake@fbctah.org

Minister to Students/Families – Bobby Franks

Bobby joined the staff at FBC Tahlequah in November 2016 as the Student and College Minister. He and his family moved from the Houston, Texas area where he was in full-time and volunteer Student ministry positions for over 18 years. He has been married to Brandi for 20 years. They have four children: Noah, Makenna, Gracie and Alyse. He has a passion for working with students and even though he can’t sing, he loves praise and worship music. He enjoys fishing, basketball, golf, football and anything OU.

Email: bobby@fbctah.org

Minister to Preschool/Children – Janalyn Satterwhite

Janalyn experienced the blessings of a Christian home that introduced her to God, Jesus and the Bible. At the age of seven, understanding that Jesus had died for her sins, she asked Jesus to be her Lord and Savior. After being baptized and joining the church, she quickly began to take leadership within the church. Even as a child, she 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 her for the time that God would call her into special service at the age of twelve. Like most twelve year old GA girls, she wanted to go to Africa as a missionary. During her college studies, she increasingly sensed God’s call upon her life to serve on a church staff working with children. Janalyn’s 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,
 
Janalyn married Steve Satterwhite in 1977.  They have 3 married children and 3 grandchildren. her hobbies include shopping; crafts; antiques & quilting; music; and time with family.
 

Email: janalyn@fbctah.org

Ministry Assistant – Shirley Munson

Shirley was born in Tahlequah and brought up in a Christian home by Godly and loving parents who always encouraged her to seek the Lord’s path.  Shirley surrendered her life to Christ at the age of 10 and was baptized at this First Baptist Church. She has continued her journey of growth and following the Lord’s direction ever since.

Shirley  attended Northeastern State University and graduated with both a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and College Teaching. In 1980 she married the love of her life Edward Munson.  Ed and Shirley have three children and two wonderful grandchildren, Tyler and Caden. 
 
In 1994, Ed and Shirley relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she attended Mitchell Hamline School of Law graduating in 1997. They both worked in law firms in Minneapolis until retirement in May of 2016. Ed and Shirley relocated back to Tahlequah in August 2016 and joined First Baptist Church once again.

Email: shirley@fbctah.org

Ministry Assistant – Terri Fite

Terri gave her life to Jesus when she was 9 yrs. old on the last day of a Spring revival. Her brother and father were also saved at the same time. They were all three baptized at the same time in the bayou several miles from the church, She started attending church at Crescent Valley Baptist Church when she was 6 yrs. old and was a member there for many years.
Terri loves music and has always been involved in choir. She has been a church organist and been involved with youth programs and various committees in the church. Terri is originally from Ft. Gibson and attended Ft. Gibson schools from grade school through high school. She attended college at Northeastern State University and graduated in 1982. The summer of 1982 Terri married Ed Fite, They live on a ranch along the beautiful Illinois River. Ed and Terri joined First Baptist Church in Nov., 2011.

Email: terri@fbctah.org

Building Manager – John Hendrickson

John is originally from Muskogee and was baptized at Blvd Christian Church of Muskogee. He has been a member at First Baptist Tahlequah since May 2011. He attended school at Southern Nazarene University. He married his wife Tammie in June 2012. He has 4 children and 2 step children from ages 16 to 23. He has one  granddaughter.

 

Finance Secretary – Maurice Turney

 

 

Custodian – Paul Carey