Staff

Pastor

Bill Black

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Bill became the pastor in March of 2012.  He was previously Pastor at a Southern Baptist Church in Denton, TX for 18 years.  He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX with a Master's Degree in Divinity.  He is also a graduate of East Central University in Ada, OK with a degree in Business.  Bill and his wife, Sandy, have been married 28 years.  Sandy is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Religion and a minor in Music.  The couple met at Seminary where Sandy was working on her Master's Degree in Religious Education.  Bill and Sandy were both raised on farms here in Oklahoma; Bill grew up the son of a peanut farmer in Calvin, OK, while Sandy grew up the daughter of a wheat farmer in Ponca City, OK.  Bill and Sandy have two daughters, Abby Faith and Anna Grace.  Abby is recently married to Tanner Long, and Anna is currently attending Oklahoma Baptist University.




Youth/Music Minister

Jonathan Morris

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Jonathan became the Youth and Music Minister in 2021 after spending the previous 13 years as a special education teacher in the public schools.  A native of Anadarko, OK, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Southeastern OSU.  Jonathan and his wife, Jamie, have been married for 17 years and are the proud parents of two boys, Ryan and Isaac.  Throughout their marriage, compassion and care for others has been a staple of their daily lives.  Outside of ministry, Jonathan cheers for the Oklahoma State Cowboys and St. Louis Cardinals, and enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, fishing, exploring, and gardening.




Children's Minister

Melissa Northrup

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Melissa became the Children's Minister in August 2016. She was born in Ardmore, OK and graduated from Ardmore High School. She is currently finishing her degree in Psychology.  Melissa and her husband, Garry, have been married for 21 years. They have three children, Cameron, Gracie and Jade.  Previously, Melissa was the Ministry Assistant at Martha Road Baptist Church in Altus, OK 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.




Administrative Assistant

Laura Southerland

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Laura joined the staff in March of 2020. She previously retired from working in dentistry after 37 years.  Laura was raised in the Lone Grove community, graduated from Lone Grove High School, and served on the Lone Grove School Board for 13 years.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Willis, for 47 years.  They have two sons and two grandsons.  Laura’s dedication to serving her church, her work, her community, and her family is evident, and in her spare time, she also loves to walk, read, and watch her grandchildren play sports.