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 – Mike Murray

Mike and wife Jennifer were both raised in Oklahoma.  They have three children Blake, Levi and Jillian. Bro. Mike graduated from Trinity College of the Bible with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and from Southwester Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.  His former pastorates are Southeast Baptist Church Muskogee, Oak Grove Baptist Church Cushing, and pastorates in Weleetka and Picher Oklahoma.  His ministry philosophy is expressed in Colossians 1:28 “We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.”  His desire is to lead God’s people to make an eternal impact in the lives of others by sharing Christ, making disciples, and serving others.
 
Email: mike@fbctah.org
 

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 – Kim McCarty

Kim joins the full-time staff at First Baptist in June 2021.  Kim is married to Anthony and they have a daughter Elise Joy.  Kim comes to First Baptist after serving as a full-time educator in public schools both in Oklahoma and Arkansas.  Kim has consistently been involved in the Lord’s work wherever she has been.  While in college at Northeaster State University she served as a Baptist Collegiate Ministry’s Intern. After college she has worked as a VBS Director and Children’s Ministry Coordinator through her local church.  Kim comes back to First Baptist where she served as the Children’s Ministry Intern while attending Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.
 
 
 

 

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

Finance Secretary – Maurice Turney

 

 

Building Manager/Custodian – Craig Wing

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Custodian – Paul Carey