Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Earl  Stephenson

 Pastor

Earl was raised on a farm south of Hobart, Oklahoma. His daddy was a bricklayer and farmer. His mom stayed home and raised Earl and his three siblings. Earl and his wife Nancy met when they were in third grade. Earl enjoys all types of sports. He walks over three miles almost every day and occasionally rides his bicycle and plays tennis. During the winter months he enjoys hunting pheasant in Kansas and chasing bobwhite quail in Oklahoma.
Earl began his ministry at Weatherford First Baptist Church on August 5, 2001. He was licensed to preach in the Washington Street Baptist Church in Hobart, Oklahoma at the age of fourteen and ordained to the ministry at age twenty-one by the same church. He has served as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Holdenville, Oklahoma (1993-2001); Harmony Baptist Church, Atoka, Oklahoma (1983-1993); Associate Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Hobart, Oklahoma (1979-1980); and pastor of the Bessie Baptist Mission, Bessie, Oklahoma (1977-1979). He has served as a trustee for Oklahoma Baptist University and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.
He and Nancy have two grown children – Jason and Lynn.
*Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
*Bachelor of Arts, Oklahoma Baptist University
Ordained to Ministry, 1978
Licensed to Ministry, 1971

Brennan King

Worship Pastor

Brennan began serving as full-time Worship Pastor in February, 2020. Before that time, he had been a high school History Teacher, an active member of the FBC Worship Team, and Interim Worship Pastor before God called him into full-time vocational ministry. Brennan grew up near Binger, OK on a peanut farm, the son of a farmer and a teacher. Brennan met his wife, Sarah, while attending SWOSU. They were married in June, 2008. Sarah is an Instructor of Accounting at SWOSU. Brennan and Sarah have three children; Roxi (born Oct. 2010), Connor (born Nov. 2014), and Logan (born April 2019). Brennan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing music, producing photo and video projects, watching movies, reading, and playing sports.

*Bachelor of Arts in History Education - Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Licensed to Ministry, 2020

Tracy Ward

Missions and Outreach Pastor

Tracy began serving at FBC on November 1, 2014. He has served in a combination of Student and Missions ministry for the last 28 years. He met his wife, Kathleen, at Hardin-Simons University in Abilene, Texas, and they were married in 1988. Kathleen has a degree in Business Marketing as well as her teaching certification in Elementary Education. She currently teaches 2nd grade. They have two daughters who both graduated from Oklahoma State University: Malorie (Myers) is a teacher in OKCPS and Madison (Smith)  is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Speech/Language Pathology. Tracy enjoys both watching and participating in just about all sports. His hobbies include traveling, cycling, Kansas Jayhawks basketball, and anything that lets him spend time with his family.
He has served in churches in Baton Rouge, LA; Duncan, OK; Amarillo, TX; and Kingfisher, OK.
* Master of Arts in Religious Education, 1992
* Bachelor of Behavioral Science - Hardin-Simmons University, 1989
Ordained to Ministry, 1993
Licensed to Ministry, 1986

Scott Townley

University and Education Pastor

Scott began serving at FBC on August 1, 2017. He is the youngest of 4 children (2 sisters and a 1 brother). Both of his parents were public school teachers for over 30 years. Scott taught 2 years of history before going into full-time ministry. He has served in ministry for the last 6 years. He met his wife, Katy, at Collegiate Week in Glorieta, New Mexico in 2005. They were married in May 2008. Katy currently teaches as an adjunct professor at SWOSU in the Kinesiology department. They have two children: Livia (born Oct. 2013) and Harrison (born July 2015). Scott enjoys spending time on SWOSU’s campus watching any and all types of events and has discovered a somewhat recent interest in the art of coffee. His hobbies include basketball, jogging, family bike rides, reading, and watching sports.
Scott has served in ministry at h2o Church in Bowling Green, Ohio and Christian Challenge at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
* Master of Education – Bowling Green State University

* Bachelor of Arts in History Education – Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Licensed to Ministry, 2015

Seth Odam

Youth Pastor

Seth began serving our students full-time in March 2020. He grew up in Tuttle, Oklahoma to the son of a teacher and coach and school secretary, so school and sports were always a priority. Most evenings were spent playing or watching sports, both things he enjoys to this day. After graduation from high school in 2013, Seth moved to Weatherford to attend SWOSU. While at SWOSU Seth grew to love the community of Weatherford, and specifically the church body at FBC Weatherford. Walking through these doors in the fall of 2013 and getting involved in the college ministry gave me a family when I didn’t have one.
Before saying yes to vocational ministry Seth had been working as an admissions recruiter for his alma mater. Seth has been active in serving students dating back middle school. His passion for students began with helping at Vacation Bible School and being a sponsor for pre-teen camp, and that slowly grew into being the volunteer student leader at Heritage Family Baptist Church in Tuttle for two years during college.
Seth enjoys playing golf and basketball, watching high school sports, playing board games, cooking, and rooting for the OKC Thunder.
*Master of Business Administration - Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 2019
*Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 2017
Licensed to Ministry, 2020

Savannah Schones

Preschool Director

Savannah began serving at FBC in April 2017. She grew up in Weatherford and earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she minored in Child Development Psychology. While attending SWOSU she met her husband, Paul, and the two were married in 2005. They are blessed with two very fun-loving children, Aubree and Easton. Savannah’s hobbies include reading, photography, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Chelsey Powers

Children's Director

Chelsey began serving at FBC in January 2019.  She grew up in Woodward, Oklahoma before attending SWOSU and earning her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Education degrees.  Chelsey served as both the Child Development Center Director and the Youth and Family Director at the YMCA before coming to serve at FBC.  She is married to Blake and they have two children, Chloe and Grant.  In her free time, Chelsey likes to read, spend time outdoors and go to the lake with her family.

Amy Swearingen

Children's Day Out  Director

Amy has been a member of FBC Weatherford since 2009.  Amy and her husband, Caleb, were married in 2009. They have two children Charlee (born in June 2009) and Kendrick (born in January 2012). As a family they love to play any type of card game and a variety of board games, they also enjoy hiking and playing outside.
Amy began working as a teacher in our Children's Day Out Program in September 2010. Amy fell in love with the program and friendships she made while teaching. She continued to work in a classroom until December 2017. At that time she stepped into the role as the Children's Day Out Coordinator. She feels blessed by the opportunity to interact with the children, parents and teachers each week. Amy's desire is meet the needs of each family right where they are and point them to Jesus.

Children's Day Out is a biweekly program operating on Monday and Thursdays from 9:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. CDO follows the Weatherford Public School calendar. We have classrooms for ages 6 months - 4 years old.