Lead Pastor

I am humbled and honored to be a Pastor. God called me into vocational ministry in February of 2009.

The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful wife. Shayla and I were married on May 21, 2005. We serve together. The Lord has also blessed us with three daughters.

I was called to be the Lead Pastor at Warner First Baptist Church in Warner, Oklahoma on June 28, 2020.

I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Journalism – Public Relations. I obtained a Masters of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I am also working on a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary.

My desire is to feed, lead, and care for the people of the church. My heart is for the people to be equipped to walk with the Lord and I believe this is properly done through the expositional teaching of God’s Word.

Associate Pastor of Students

Blaine Ross became the Student Pastor in June 2012. He grew up in Warner, Oklahoma, and attended Warner First Baptist Church throughout his childhood.  His heart’s desire is to see students connect with God and others, grow in their faith, and then be launched out to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and serve others.

Blaine and his partner in life and in ministry, Megan, started “going out” in the 8th grade and have been together ever since. The newest addition to the Ross family is the sweet little miracle baby, Shiloh Louise Ross.

Minister of Music

Paul has been Minister of Music at First Baptist Church since 1986. He has directed music in six different Baptist churches; 14 years in Texas, and 26 years in Oklahoma. In 1964, Paul was ordained as a Deacon at the Northside Baptist Church in Midland, Texas. 

Paul graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University (B.S.) in 1961, with a major in Math, and a minor in Music, and from Texas Tech University (M.S.) in 1965, with additional graduate study in computers at Southern Methodist University. He was Director of the Computer Center at Connors State College for 29 years, before his retirement in 2004. 

Paul believes that the music of the church should include as many people as practical. He currently directs a group of adults, called the Unified Singers, a Youth Handbell Choir, the Youth Singers, aTeam Kids Children’s Choir, and a Senior Adult Choir. These groups sing regularly in the services at FBC. Paul also enjoys spending time with his eight grandchildren.

Ministry Assistant
Vickey has been the Ministry Assistant since 20016.  She currently works part time for WFBC and part-time as Human Resource officer for Warner Public Schools.  
Vickey and her husband have been members of First Baptist Church since December 2002. They have sons, 2 daughters in law and one granddaughter.  They love serving on the missions team, teaching the young adults class and being active in life groups. As long time residents of Warner both Vickey and her husband are very active in the church, school and community.