African American

In our African American Ministries, we want to serve and resource the many African American Oklahoma Baptists who serve and participate in our collective mission, to encourage one another to advance the Gospel.

Dr. Walter Wilson

African American Ministry Partner

It is my pleasure to serve African American churches affiliated with Oklahoma Baptists. With more than 70 congregations, African American churches are a rapidly growing segment of our churches. Let’s talk about how we are better together in building, equipping, and supporting African American pastors and churches as we conquer darkness with the illumination of The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our state convention has positioned ministry partners throughout the state. Their job is to connect with the churches and associations in our state through personal support by promoting and encouraging church health and growth together as we advance the Gospel.

Let’s talk about:

  • Personal & Family Wellness of Pastors
  • Consulting for Personal/Professional Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership and Staff Development
  • Church Revitalization
  • Evangelism Strategies
  • Discipleship Strategies
  • Stewardship Strategies
  • Mission Partnership connections
  • Transitional Pastors/Search Committees
  • Consultations

Promoting your church’s annual budget?
Let the Cooperative Program help!

When church members give to your church, and your church gives through the Cooperative Program (CP), your church’s impact is multiplied in our state, around our nation, and worldwide. Telling the story of how your church impacts the world through the CP is a great way to encourage your church members to give to your church.

Click the button below for some printable resources to use in your church to promote giving to your church budget.


Healthy Church Conference


  • March 24-25, 2023

  • Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73111

  • Promotional flyer, you are welcome to print and distribute this flyer


Dr. Robert Smith, Jr.

Dr. Smith holds multiple honorary doctorates, including an STD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Divinity Honoris Causa from Newburgh Theological Seminary. He is a Professor of Christian Preaching and the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School. Previously, he served as the Carl E. Bates Associate Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Smith is an ordained Baptist minister and former pastor of the New Mission Missionary Baptist Church for twenty years. He has written several books, including Doctrine That Dances and The Oasis of God. He has also contributed essays and articles to various publications. Dr. Smith’s research interests include preaching passion, African American preaching, Christological preaching, and theologies of preaching. He and his wife have four adult children (one in heaven).

Billie J. Rodgers

Billie, born in East Texas, studied at the University of North Texas and Texas A&M University, Commerce. She has over 30 years of experience in education, having taught and counseled in California, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. She loves God and has served as a Sunday School teacher since her teenage years, and has ministered alongside her late husband, a pastor, in various churches. She has received numerous honors and awards, and is an active member of her Homeowners Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Billie is the author of a Prayer Journal and enjoys speaking at women’s conferences on prayer. She has three children and six grandchildren and lives in the Dallas area.

Rev. Charles Grant, Jr.

Rev. Charles Grant Jr. is the Associate Vice President for Black Church Relations of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee in Nashville, TN since September 2020. Prior to that, he served as New Church Catalyst for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board from 2013 to 2020 and was a church planter and pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Tampa, FL from 1997 to 2007. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master’s in Special Education from the University of South Florida. He is married to Jacqueline Grant and they have three adult children.

Dr. Leroy A. Fountain

Dr. Leroy A. Fountain is a native of Warden, LA, he is the son of George Fountain and Frankie Matthews Fountain. In 1965 he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. In 1978 he accepted the call to gospel ministry. In 1978 he and Carolyn Jones were joined in holy matrimony in Tallulah LA. They have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Leroy Fountain is a product of the Esther Toombs High School, Delhi Louisiana Rev. Fountain studied Philosophy and Political Science at Southern University, Baton Rouge LA He studied Religious Education at Morehouse School of Religion, Atlanta GA He studied Statesmanship and Political Thought at Kings College in London England. Dr. Fountain holds the Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the prestigious Christian Bible College and Theological Seminary in New Orleans Louisiana.

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