Pastoral Staff


Shane came to First Southern in 2013 and has served as a Pastor in churches in Oklahoma and Louisiana for over twenty years. Shane…

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Dr. Joe Sherrer

Joe joined the staff of First Southern in 2009 as Associate Pastor. A native Oklahoman, he has served in a variety of local churches…

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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…

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Ministry Staff


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…

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Jared Lee

Jared joined our staff in February of 2015.  He is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and has served in student ministry in Oklahoma…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Administrative Staff


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 &…

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Debe Staten

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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…

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Hollie Mendenhall

Hollie comes to First Southern with over 10 years of ministry experience. She has served as a Childrens Director, Women’s Ministry Director, and…

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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….

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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…

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Emma Conaughty

Emma works directly with our Church Administrator. Emma is married and has one daughter, Johnna.

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