2022 Annual Meeting
November 14-15, 2022
Mustang, First Baptist Church
Dr. Todd Fisher
We have this as a sure and steadfast ANCHOR of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.
9:00am – 11:00
11:30pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 4:00
Chris Wall, Presiding
Call to Order – Chris Wall
Greetings from Host Pastor – Michael Staton
Scripture – Ryan Taber
Prayer – Brandon Morton
Recognition of Special Guests – Joe Ligon
Worship in Song – John Brewer
7:00pm | Business Session |
Appointment of Committees – Chris Wall
Report of Credentials Committee – Jeff DeGiacomo
Disaster Relief 50th Anniversary – Alan Quigley
Worship in Song – John Brewer
Executive Director-Treasurer’s Address – Todd Fisher
Closing Prayer – D.J. Carney
Andy Finch, Presiding
Pre-Session Music – Joe McKeen
Call to Order – Andy Finch
Worship in Song – Joe McKeen
Scripture – Brett Wheeler
Prayer – Clayton Chisum
Oklahoma Baptist University – Heath Thomas
Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children – Michael Williams
9:45 | Business Session | Chris Wall
Financial Plan Presentation – Russell Duck
Election of Officers – Andy Finch
Report of Nominating Committee – Brian Waddell
Report of Board of Directors – Todd Fisher
Abuse Prevention & Response Task Force Report – Eric Costanzo
Worship in Song – Joe McKeen
President’s Address – Chris Wall
Closing Prayer – Justin Beadles
Trey Graham, Presiding
Pre-Session Music – Joe McKeen
Call to Order – Trey Graham
Scripture – Cameron Whaley
Prayer – Cole Bryce
WatersEdge Services – Robert Kellogg
Baptist Village Communities – Bill Pierce
Cooperative Program – Todd Fisher
2:10pm | Business Session | Chris Wall
Election of Officers – Chris Wall
Report of the Resolutions Committee – Jeff Moore
Worship in Song – Joe McKeen
Annual Sermon – Duncan Blackwell
Alternate – Michael Staton
Recognition of Outgoing Officers/Presentation of Newly Elected Officers – Todd Fisher
Closing Prayer – Mike Keahbone
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Resolution No. 1
On Appreciation to Host Church for the 2022 Annual Meeting
We, the messengers to the 2022 Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists, meeting at First Baptist Church, Mustang, Oklahoma, November 14-15, 2022, express our appreciation to Pastor Michael Staton and to the staff and congregation of FBC Mustang for the countless hours in support and preparation for this convention meeting. We recognize that this church is an outstanding model of genuine Christian service and hospitality, and we offer our prayers for God’s continued blessing in future Gospel ministry.
(John 13:35; Phil. 1:3; I Thess. 5:11)
Resolution No. 2
On the 75th Anniversary of Indian Falls Creek
We, the messengers to the 2022 Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists, meeting at First Baptist Church, Mustang, Oklahoma, November 14-15, 2022, express our heartfelt congratulations to the ministry leaders of Indian Falls Creek (IFC), which last summer celebrated the 75th anniversary. The encampment, which took place July 31-August 4 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, included powerful times of worship, fellowship, ministry recognitions, and preaching. The IFC encampment, which sees thousands attend each year, in 2022 was attended by more than 2,100 Native Americans from tribes across North America. This family camp, which was founded in 1947 by Oklahoma Baptists, has seen a remarkable number of spiritual decisions for Christ each year, with the 2022 encampment seeing 40 professions of faith and 270 total spiritual decisions. We applaud IFC’s leaders, past and present, on this important ministry milestone and pray that God will continue to bless and flourish this storied, treasured camp ministry.
(Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Phil. 1:3-6; Rev. 7:9)
Resolution No. 3
On the 50th Anniversary of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
We, the messengers to the 2022 Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists, meeting at First Baptist Church, Mustang, Oklahoma, November 14-15, 2022, congratulate the thousands of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers, past and presently serving, on the ministry’s upcoming 50th anniversary. In 1973, Oklahoma became the second state in the Southern Baptist Convention to establish such a ministry, setting the stage for fifty years of preparing meals, repairing roofs, providing childcare, chainsaw work, removing debris, washing clothes, rebuilding homes, starting conversations, sharing the Gospel, and leading people in the midst of crisis to find healing in Christ. We express gratitude to God for His providential guidance in the creation of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief and for His multiplied blessings through this mission ministry network. We applaud Oklahoma Baptists for their commitment to Christian love in action by praying, giving, going, and meeting the urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations.
(Lev. 19:18; Isa. 52:7; Matt. 5:16; Matt. 25:40-45; Mark 12: 28-31; Phil. 2:4; James 2:14-17)
Resolution No. 4
On Religious Liberty, Forced Conversion, and the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report
We, the messengers to the 2022 Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists, meeting at First Baptist Church, Mustang, Oklahoma, November 14-15, 2022, wholeheartedly affirm the resolution* approved by messengers to the 2022 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Anaheim, California. We join our voices with this significant resolution, which decried the methods of forced assimilation and conversion done to Native American peoples that were uncovered and documented in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Investigative Report released in May 2022. We lament the degradation and dehumanization, which included forced removal of children from their families, forced child labor, removal of their tribal identity, confinement, flogging, withholding food, whipping, slapping, and cuffing, as well as discouraging or preventing the use of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian languages, religions, and cultural practices. We declare the atrocities done against these people in the name of religious “conversions” as reprehensible, betraying the Great Commission. We stand against forced conversions and distorted missiological practices as contrary to our distinctive Baptist beliefs in religious liberty and soul-freedom. We stand in support of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians—especially those who are a part of our own family of churches—as they process the findings of this report and discern next steps toward healing. We earnestly pray for the families of those targeted by the atrocities brought to light in this investigation.
(Ps. 82:3-4; Isa. 1:17; Jer. 22:3; Matt. 10:14; Matt. 28:18-20; John 3:8; Rom. 7:24-25)
Resolution No. 5
Against Recreational Marijuana
We, the messengers to the 2022 Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists, meeting at First Baptist Church, Mustang, Oklahoma, November 14-15, 2022, are alarmed at the rapid advance and acceptance of marijuana in our state. We believe that states should protect their people from the proliferation of recreational marijuana. Legalizing addictive drugs for recreational use leaves neighborhoods, families, and schools vulnerable for exploitation. We pray that Oklahoma will maintain legal barriers between these substances and the communities they devastate, and that the church will work with Christ-centered ministries to reach people who are impacted by addiction.
(Luke 21:34; 1 Cor. 10:23; Eph. 5:18; 1 Pet. 5:8)
Resolution No. 6
On the Overturn of Roe v. Wade and Supporting Pregnancy Resource Centers
We, the messengers to the 2022 Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists, meeting at First Baptist Church, Mustang, Oklahoma, November 14-15, 2022, rejoice in the progress made toward protecting unborn life this year, which saw the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the passage of Oklahoma laws prohibiting performing abortions. We are thankful to the Lord that Oklahoma has become a leader in protecting the unborn and serving their families, while recognizing there is much work to do to safeguard the lives of the unborn in America. Recognizing the sanctity, dignity, and full value of each life from conception to natural death, and the continued need of thriving pregnancy resources and ministry, we applaud Hope Pregnancy Centers and other like-minded ministries and their dedicated staff and volunteers for the vital role they play in helping mothers and babies, as well as fathers. We remain fully committed to this shared effort, to honor the image of God in the preborn, their mothers and fathers, and the uniquely challenging circumstances they face. We pledge to support this gospel ministry with prayer, volunteer work, and financial resources. Further, because life begins at fertilization/conception we call for legislation which both outlaws self-induced abortion through abortion pills and establishes due process and equal protection for all preborn lives.
(Gen. 1:27; Ps. 127:3-5; Ps. 139; Jer. 1:5; James 1:27; Gal. 1:15)
Executive Director-Treasurer Elect, Oklahoma Baptists
Dr. Todd Fisher has pastored at Bethel Acres, Hopewell; Wellston, First; Oklahoma City, Highland Hills; and Shawnee, Immanuel, where he is currently pastor. He has been involved in the Southern Baptist Convention on the association, state, and national levels throughout his career serving on committees and boards. Most recently, Dr. Fisher served as president of the Oklahoma Baptists’ state convention.
Dr. Fisher is married to Jamy, who leads the women’s ministry at Shawnee, Immanuel, and speaks at women’s events across the state. They have three children: Zach, an OBU grad and band director for Garber Public Schools in Oklahoma; Carly, a junior at Mississippi College; and Anna, an 8th grader in Shawnee.
He is currently assistant professor for Christian Preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2019-present) and adjunct professor for Oklahoma Baptist University (1999-present). He served as adjunct professor for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2005-2018).
Dr. Fisher graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1992 with a BA in Pastoral Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1996 with an MDivBL, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001 with a DMin in hermeneutics, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2018 with a ThM in biblical spirituality, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2018 with a PhD in preaching.
Lead Pastor - Elk City, First
Duncan serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Elk City. He and his wife, Julie have three sons Ezra, Owen, and Eamon and have served in vocational ministry since 2015. Having served as Student Pastor and Associate Pastor, Duncan is now in his second pastorate. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His greatest passions in ministry are text-driven preaching and developing leaders within the local church.
Senior Pastor - Owasso, First Baptist Church
Mustang, First Baptist
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2021 Annual Meeting Replays
Watch and listen to Todd Fisher, Charlie Blount and Michael Butler