Dr. Mark M. Walters
Pastor Mark has been Senior Pastor at First Park since the fall of 1997. His passion is for people and preaching the Word of God. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Midwestern Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO. Pastor Mark and his wife Janna met at Seminary in the mid 80's. While they have served the Lord together for 35 years, they have been blessed with two sons, Micah, who is with the Lord, Joshua, his wife Kelsy, and a precious granddaughter, Kellyn.
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 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.
Pastor's Administrative Assistant
Robbie joined the First Park staff in June of 2010. Robbie is married to Johnnie, and they have two daughters, Hope and Ashley. She has also been blessed with a son-in-law, Jonathan, and a grandson, Dawson. Robbie has a love for serving others and a passion for the Lord!
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.