Bill Black

Bill came to be pastor in March of 2012. He previously pastored a southern baptist church in Denton, Tx for 18 years. He is a graduate of Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Tx with a Masters degree in Divinity. He is also a graduate of East Central University in Ada, Ok with a degree in business. His wife Sandy of 20 plus years is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Religion and a minor in Music. They met at seminary where Sandy was working on her Masters in Religious Education. Bill and Sandy both came from farm families in Oklahoma. Bill grew up the son of a peanut farmer in Calvin, Ok. Sandy is the daughter of a wheat farmer in Ponca City, Ok. They have two daughters, Abby Faith and Anna Grace.


Blake Smith

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Blake came to be Youth/Music minister in March of 2014. He previously was the Youth/ Music minister at First Baptist Church in Glenpool, Ok where he served there for a year, and Velma Baptist for seven years. He is the graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Ok with a degree in Physical Education and Health. His wife Kendra of 13 years is a graduate of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Ok with a degree in Sociology. She also is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. They met at Velma Baptist Church in Velma, Ok  were both attended church together. Blake is from Duncan, Ok and is the son of school teachers. Kendra is from Velma, Ok and is the daughter of a oil field business owner. They have three children Kolin, Parker, and Gabby.

Children's Minister

Melissa Northrup

Melissa came to be FBC Lone Grove's Children's Minister in August 2016. She was born in Ardmore and graduated from Ardmore High School. She is currently finishing her degree in psychology. Melissa and her husband, Garry, have been married for 20 years. They have three children, Cameron, Gracie and Jade. Previously, Melissa was the Ministry Assistant at Martha Road Baptist Church in Altus before moving to Texas. Melissa was very involved there, serving in children's ministry, student ministry, and outreach programs. She has a passion and love for children and is very excited to be a part of the ministry team at FBC Lone Grove.


Linda Crosthwait

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Name: Linda Crosthwait

Spouse: Gary Crosthwait

Children: Matt  & Jennifer Crosthwait, Stillwater OK; Brian & Tabitha Crosthwait, Chickasha, OK; Mark & Jessica Crosthwait, Lone Grove, OK

Grandkids:Hailey, Teegin, Ryne and Lauren, Stillwater ; Bryson ,Mannsvill, Bella, Carli and Destiny, Chickasha ; Riggen, Bailen and Cutter, Lone Grove

Pets: Maggie, Shitzu

Favorite Food: Mexican @ Ted's in Norman

Hobby: Scrapbooking all the grandkids in their activities; Antique shopping

Favorite Book: Bible

I have been secretary at First Baptist Church since December, 1993. I love my job and feel this is definitely where God wants me to serve.

  April 2020  
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