Bro. William Bray became the Sr. Pastor in November of 2019. Prior to that he served on staff as the Assoc. Pastor at Stringtown's FBC, as well as the Youth Pastor. Bro. William has been in ministry for 12 years and has studied at OBU perusing a degree in Christian Studies. He and his wife have 3 children, Debra, Lilly and their youngest Billy. Besides reaching people here in Atoka, missions are a primary focus of his ministry as well as he and his family have served in various places around the world sharing the Gospel of Christ.
Joshua is the music director and assistant youth director. He is currently 22 years old. Both Joshua and his wife graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma in December of 2019 with a Bachelor's in Business. Joshua came to FBC-Atoka to play guitar but was moved into the music director position in January of 2019. He started playing the guitar when he was 14 years old and has been leading worship for youth groups for several years now. He is also the assistant youth director which involves him in leading worship for the youth as well as teaching at times. Joshua loves to run, bike, and play basketball. He aspires to be a senior pastor in the future.
Coby and Angela Sherrill started to work part-time doing youth and music at FBC Atoka in late 2016. Coby was born and raised in Atoka and Angela moved here from Hot Springs, AR in 2000 and the two got married. Angela is currently a teacher at Atoka Elementary (since 2002) and Coby is Vice President of FirstBank in Atoka (since 2000). They have 2 kids, Chloe and Noah.
The whole family is very active in the community and they have a heart for service.
Meet Lucchese Bass. She is 24 years old. She is married to Brycen Bass and have two beautiful Children; Ollie Mae and Luka Ray. Ollie Mae is almost two and Luka is three months old. "We live here in Atoka. I have been attending First Baptist here in Atoka since I was 14. I have moved several times in my life, all throughout as a kid and into my teen years. First Baptist has always felt like home to me because it was the one thing that always stayed the same. I am so excited to work here and to be able to raise my children in the church that raised me." We here at AFBC are excited to have Lucchese and her family on board!
We’re proud to be a group of movers and shakers.