meet our staffRonnie W. Rogers, Senior Pastor | email@example.com
RONNIE W. ROGERS (B.A., Biblical Studies, Criswell College; M.S., Counseling, Henderson State University) has been a pastor for over twenty-five years, and is currently senior pastor at Trinity Baptist Church. He is the author of Reflections of a Disenchanted Calvinist: The Disquieting Realities of Calvinism, The Death of Man as Man: The Rise and Decline of Liberty
and Undermining the Gospel: The Case for Church Discipline. He has served as Member—Committee on Committees of the Southern Baptist Convention; Chairman—Nominating Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention; Chairman—Board of Trustees for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; President—Arkansas Baptist State Convention.
On three occasions, Ronnie has been invited to participate and present
at the Oxford Round Table in Oxford England. In 2004, the topic was Religion, Education and the Role of Government, meeting at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. His paper was entitled “Government Policy Toward Teaching Religion in State Schools”. In 2007, the topic was Religion, Education, Public Schools and Politics: Is There Common Ground? meeting at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. His paper was entitled “The Decline of Religion in Public Education and The Decline
of Public Education.” In 2010, the topic was Religion and Science: Shaping the Modern World meeting at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. His paper was entitled “A Proposal for a Proportional Accommodation and Appreciation Model For Governing the Relationship of Church and State.” This last paper is the basis for the book entitled The Death of Man as Man: The Rise and Decline of Liberty.
He and his wife Gina have two married daughters, Natalie and Nancy, two sons-in-law, Rocky and JR, and two grandsons, John Radcliffe and Winston Augustus.
Visit Pastor Ronnie’s Blog.
Ryan Polk, Associate Pastor | firstname.lastname@example.org
RYAN POLK graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 with a
BA in Letters and has been on staff at Trinity since 1998. During that
time he has worked with youth, college, young adults, and other ministry areas—developing the Academy and the Wilberforce Initiative. He currently serves as Associate Pastor overseeing membership, discipleship, and campus groups as well as preaching in brother Ronnie's absence.
Ryan also currently serves as our youth pastor.
Ryan is married to Kara whom he met while they both attended the University of Oklahoma. Kara currently serves as the church preschool director. Ryan and Kara have four children, Cooper, Marin, Maddy,
Randy Presley, Pastor of Worship | email@example.com
RANDY PRESLEY was raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Randy received Christ as his personal Lord and Savior when he was ten years old at Southside Baptist Church. He graduated from Stillwater High School in 1976, and then attended Oklahoma Baptist University his first year of college. Randy moved back home to Stillwater and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1981.
Randy has served as Pastor of Worship at Trinity Baptist since the fall of 1995. He formerly served churches in Anadarko, Sallisaw, Stillwater, and Cleveland, Oklahoma. Randy has been in the Music Ministry since 1977
and has made three albums: Heart’s Desire, Spring of 1995, Singing Glory
to the Son of God, Spring of 1997 and In His Grip, Fall of 2011.
Randy and his wife, Kathy have twelve children, Brandon, Nathan,
Eliana, Moriah, Elise, Josiah, Shoshana, Shylin, Darius, Mia, Christopher, and Kenzia.
Chris Haynes, Minister of Ministry Development | 405.570.1512 | firstname.lastname@example.org
when he was 17 and went to Cameron University for two years before he transfered to Oklahoma Baptist University. He met Valerie at OBU and they were married in June of 1995.
He finished his Masters degree at Southwestern Seminary in 1999. He had begun serving as College Minister at Southern Hills Baptist in May of 1995 and worked there until October of 2007 when God moved him and his
family to Trinity. Chris currently serves as our college pastor at Trinity.
He and Valerie have been blessed with four children, CJ, Caleb, Levi
“God is so good. I am blessed to be working at Trinity—it is a great church. We are so excited to be working with our staff and elders. Thank you for
your prayers and support. Please feel free to contact me anytime.”
Kathy Presley, Elementary Ministry Director | email@example.com
My journey began as part-time elementary ministry director in October of 2006. Part-time is difficult for me. I have a longing to do more than time allows. At times I want to run when the Lord says slow down, but I’m trusting the Lord to give families and children what they need at Trinity in spite of time limitations. We have an awesome staff here that I walk along-side to help disciple and train people to walk by faith.
We came to Trinity Baptist Church in September of 1995 when my husband, Randy, became the worship pastor. Prior to being on staff officially, I was teaching STARZ! K!DZ Choir and third grade Sunday School. I love to say that I simply now get paid to do what I LOVE to do. I still lead STARZ! and teach regularly in K!DZ Worship.
My husband and I have twelve children, two by birth and ten by adoption. We have five boys and seven girls ranging in age from 30 to five. Our adopted kids are of varying ethnic backgrounds including Hispanic, Korean, Haitian, African American, Native American with tiny bit of Caucasian thrown in. Our pastor has called affectionately called us the Presley Nation, but really all this means is that color has no boundaries. Jesus loves each of us! Nine of our children are still at home. Yes, I’m busy, but I love kids and can’t imagine this path to heaven any other way.
I’d be happy to visit with you and your children finding a place to journey with us.
Kara Polk, Preschool Ministry Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
KARA POLK is the Preschool Ministry Director at Trinity and is also over the childcare department. Kara has worked in some form of children's ministry at Trinity Baptist Church for 17 years. She has always had a passion to see children of all ages come to know Christ and help them grow in Him. Kara began programs such as Preschool Play dates to help moms connect and encourage each other. She also developed Parent's Night Out allowing for a time of refreshment for parents of the church to have an evening to themselves.
Kara also enjoys being a stay-at-home mother with her children Cooper, Marin, Madelyn, and Malia as well as helping her husband, Ryan, with his duties as Associate Pastor.
Gina Rogers, Preschool Ministry Coordinator | email@example.com
GINA ROGERS graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She is a Trained Independent Facilitator for Love and Logic. Gina has over thirty years of experience working with preschool and elementary children. She is currently Preschool Coordinator at Trinity Baptist Church. As Coordinator, she oversees all preschool programs, as well as the “Here I Grow” Child Development Center, which was opened in 2000 as a ministry to the community of Norman which presently nurtures 100 children daily.
She has served in numerous capacities, such as: pastor’s wife, Conference Speaker, Sunday School Teacher, Awana Leader, and Preschool and Elementary Children’s Choirs’ Director. As a Children’s Choir Director, she directed over 25 children’s musicals.
Gina and her husband, Ronnie, have been married since 1974. She has two married daughters, Natalie and Nancy, two sons-in-law, Rocky and JR, and two grandsons, John Radcliffe and Winston Augustus.
Anita Charlson, Pastors' Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Pitt, Financial Secretary | email@example.com
Mandy Latham, Secretary | firstname.lastname@example.org