Derek Wilkerson

Derek joined the staff full time in 2016,  he was a student intern for a year prior. He is from Anadarko Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma where he also played on the baseball team there. He is a people person and enjoys spending time with his friends and family.

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Christy Thompson

Christy joined the First Southern staff in the summer of 2014. Christy is married to Mark and they have 3 girls, Sarah, Brooke & Abigail.

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Michael Pruegert

He’s married to his sweetheart Sara and they have two children, Hannah and Emily. He previously served as Children’s Pastor (where he served for over 9 years). He was born and raised in the Oklahoma City area. His hobbies are hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.

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Cara Cooley

Cara joined the First Southern staff in 2015.  She is married to Tyler, her high school sweetheart.  They have 2 girls, Lainey and Lauryn.  She enjoys triathlons, marathons, being outside and photography.

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Dave Martin

Dave joined the staff at First Southern in 2014.  He and his wife, Londa,  have been married for over 25 years.  They have one son, Daniel.  Daniel and his wife, Rebecca and grand daughter, Genesis live in Australia. Dave served in the Air Force for 15 years and has owned/operated

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Brian Sander

Brian joined our staff in May of 2015.  He is married to Sheree and has a son named Brock. Brian trusted Christ at the age of 15 in Wichita, KS.  He is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and has served in student ministry for 20 years in Oklahoma, North Carolina,

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Neal Livingston

Neal is married to Jennifer and they have a daughter and a son. Neal accepted Christ as an eight year old living in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, you can catch Neal enjoying a cup of coffee, watching hockey, writing, and enjoying life with his family.

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Wilson Beardsley

Wilson has served on the staff over 30 years under five pastors. As assistant to the pastor, he is responsible for baptism, benevolence and pastoral ministries. His joy and delight is our church family and leading people to the Lord each week. He is married to Ruth Ann.

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Mitch Rayborn

Mitch came to First Southern in 2010 and serves as the Worship Pastor. Mitch has been in ministry for over 30 years in many different positions such as concert artist, student pastor, worship leader and senior pastor. He is married to Rebekah and they have two adult children.

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