Dr. James Swain
Brother James is the Associate Executive Director for Oklahoma Baptists and leads the Church Relations Group. Prior to serving in this leadership role with the convention he was the Conference Director at Falls Creek and pastored in the state for 20 years. He has served as Transitional Pastor at FBC Elmore City, FBC Marietta, Village Baptist OKC, FBC Durant, FBC Cleveland, and most recently at FBC Muskogee.
Associate Pastor - Music and Worship
Pastor Don has been serving at First Park since May of 1992. His joy and passion is planning corporate worship and leading others in worshiping together, as well as leading others to sing the gospel to the unreached. Don holds a Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee OK and a Master of Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. Don and his wife, Jan met while students at OBU and serve closely together in the music ministry and missions. They have two sons, Mark and Andrew (and his wife Lisa), and a daughter, Jessica (and her husband Jacob).
Associate Pastor - Students and Media
Josh has been the Student Pastor at First Park since the fall of 2013. He graduated from Choctaw High School in 2009 and then went on to attain a Bachelor of Arts in Student Ministry from Oklahoma Baptist University. Josh is married to Rachel, who is also a graduate of Choctaw (2010) and OBU (2014) They have been blessed with three beautiful children, Paisley, Kate, and Cooper. They have a passion for families and students coming to know the Lord and growing in Him.
Children's Ministry Director
Rachel has been the Children's Director since August of 2019. Rachel was born and raised in Choctaw, Oklahoma. Rachel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Religion, Youth Ministry, and Business Administration) from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2014. In addition to serving as the Children's Director, Rachel enjoys staying at home with her three children and homeschooling them. She is passionate about partnering with parents to disciple their children.
Robin joined the First Park staff in November of 2017. She is married to Todd and they have one daughter, Emma. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching Emma play volleyball. Robin loves working with preschool children and teaching them about the love of Jesus.
Sunday school Administrator
Joy has been on staff at First Park since January 2015. Her family moved here from Wichita, Kansas in the fall of 2014. Joy and her husband, Bart, have been married for 40+ years. They have five children and eight grandchildren. She has served in various ministry areas for the past 35+ years.
Church and Music Administrative Assistant
Lora joined the First Park staff in October 2016. Lora and her husband, Rick, have been married over 30 years and have two boys, Curtis and Alex. She and her family moved to Oklahoma for the second time in 2012 after her husband retired from the U.S. Airforce. Her days are filled with helping our church families, attending her boys various activities, and riding their motorcycle with her husband.
Susie has been serving the church since 1998. She has a daughter and four grandchildren. Susie has a love for anything outdoors, yard work, fishing, and spending time with her family.