Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting

Recommendations sought for Boards, Committees and Officers

The Nominating Committee of the convention of Oklahoma Baptists invites Oklahoma Baptists from across the state to recommend persons to serve on the various boards and committees. The committee’s nominations will be presented to messengers at the Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists to be held November 15-16, at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills Baptist Church.

2020 Annual Meeting

Watch and listen to Hance Dilbeck, Blake Gideon, and Andy Taylor bring God’s word from the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, UNHINDERED.

Acts 28:31


D. Hance Dilbeck, Jr.

Executive Director-Treasurer, Oklahoma Baptists

Dr. D. Hance Dilbeck, Jr. is the executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. He served as the senior pastor of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs Baptist Church from 2003 until 2018. While Dr. Dilbeck was at Quail Springs Baptist Church, the Lord blessed in many ways. The church tripled its size, led the entire Southern Baptist Convention in Cooperative Program giving, and played an active part in 32 church planting efforts and one church revitalization effort.

Hance served as a pastor in Oklahoma churches for 30-plus years. Hance was born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma and graduated from Pawhuska High School. His undergraduate degree in religion is from Oklahoma Baptist University and he is a two-time graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1992 and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2002. He has served in many other areas of denominational work as well, having been the featured preacher for Falls Creek Youth Camp, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Oklahoma Baptist University, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Second Vice-President of the Southern Baptist Convention, President of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and chairman of the Board of Trustees for the International Mission Board.

Pastor Hance and his wife Julie have been married for 34 years and have three grown sons, three wonderful daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

Blake Gideon

Senior Pastor, Edmond, First Baptist Church

Blake is the Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Edmond, OK. He is Founder and President of the non-profit Engaging the Mind. He also serves as President of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

Blake and his wife Kelly have four children. Blake graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005 with his Undergraduate Degree in Theology. Later, in 2008, he graduated from Southwestern Seminary with his master’s degree in Religious Education and has also completed his master’s degree in Divinity. He completed his Doctor of Ministry at New Orleans Theological Seminary in 2015.

Blake Gideon is also member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). Founded in 1949, the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) is a group of scholars, teachers, and pastors dedicated to the oral exchange and written expression of theological thought and research. The ETS is devoted to the inerrancy and inspiration of the Scriptures and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Andy Taylor

Senior Pastor – Broken Arrow, Arrow Heights

Dr. Andy Taylor serves as the Senior Pastor of Arrow Heights Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has served in Oklahoma Baptist churches for more than 20 years. Andy also served in the United States Army for 21 years, retiring in 2015. In addition to three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Andy completed assignments with 82nd Airborne Division, 12th Special Forces Group, the Oklahoma National Guard, and Arlington National Cemetery. His education includes degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDIV) and The Master’s Seminary (DMin). Andy has completed the Apologetics Certificate program from BIOLA and the CrossExamined Instructors Academy. He is also a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College (ILE) and US Army Ranger School. Andy has been married to Laurie for 28 years and have three children: Seth (21), Cole (16), and Lexie (13).
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact the Oklahoma Baptists Leadership Office at (405) 942-3000 x 4507 or email