Willie & Jackie Coop - Lead Pastor            Click to Email

                                                     
                     Ashley Timmons - Office Assistant           Click to Email

                                                    

                     Patrick Bakley Children’s Student Pastor   Click to Email

     Patrick grew up in the Tipton Children’s Home in Tipton, Oklahoma, where he began his devoted walk with Christ. He is a graduate of Western Oklahoma State College where he received an A.A. in Liberal Arts and an A.S. in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he received a B.S. in General Business/Pre-law and Religious Studies and a B.S. in Economics/Pre-law and Marketing. He is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Divinity at the Oklahoma Graduate School of Theology with hopes of completing his degree in December of this year.

  Patrick has a diverse background in ministry. This ranges from foreign mission work in Japan, and urban mission work in Nashville, Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. He has also been active in rural ministry and missions work in much of Oklahoma and parts of Texas. In that role, he has engaged in such activities as preaching, children’s ministry, youth ministry, and service work (to name a few). He began his ministry as a part-time preacher for two years at the Ripley Church of Christ in Ripley, Oklahoma before moving on to a full-time youth ministry for three years with the Mangum Church of Christ. During his time in Mangum, Patrick has been engaged in the Southwest Oklahoma area through several ministries including a volunteer role with Rural America Ministries (R.A.M.). As of February 2017, Patrick joined R.A.M. as a full-time employee. During his time with R.A.M., Patrick was involved in the missional and ministry efforts of several churches throughout the Southwest Oklahoma area. Now looking towards a new horizon of God led and Spirit-filled ministry, Patrick excitedly joins our congregational family!


                   
                  Charles & Kim Simpson -Worship Pastor       Click to Email 

     Charles is a native of Louisiana.  Before starting his service here at First Christian          Church, Charles served at churches in Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, Western Oklahoma and Texas.  Charles was saved at a very young age and started singing as a young boy and began using his talents to serve God at the age of 14.  Throughout his teenage years and as a young adult, Charles has sung with many well-known artists doing solo ministry and was a paid soloist at First Baptist Bossier City Louisiana.  It was when God provided an opportunity for him to lead worship on a Sunday morning that he felt God's hand and calling on his heart to pursue his musical gifts in full-time ministry and accepted a church in South Florida.

Charles comes from a long generation of musicians, pastors, and worship leaders. He has attended many worship seminars and continuing education in worship leading through the Integrity Music School of Worship and Leadership, Mobil AL and Ocean's Edge School of Music, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami FL.   

In his spare time, Charles enjoys all types of outdoor activities hunting, fishing and golf and spending time with his family who live in Elk City, OK.  Charles is also blessed with a beautiful wife, Kim who is a musician and a teacher in the Elk City Public School system. Charles has two boys Conner and Colton. 

  Favorite Scripture: Psalm 37:4Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the
  desires of your heart.