ROB PIERCE, Senior Pastor

Husband to Donna Pierce and Father to three children Trey, Trenton and Ashlee Pierce, 2001 IPRA World Champion calf Roper, Founder and Director of ” Believers Arena” Cowboy Ministry, Evangelist.

My life was going great! Rodeoing was at its best for me as the long hours of practice were paying off and  winning seemed to come on a regular basis. I thought I had arrived. Until God revealed to me one day that good jobs can come to an end as I will get too old to do them and that my successful rodeoing days will not last forever. So after soaking in these thoughts at Gods watering whole (the Bible) He revealed to me my lost condition, He let me know that without Him I too was going to burn in hell. So in January 2001 driving in a old MAC truck I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and gave God the reins to my life.

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Eric Troyer, Associate Pastor

 

Eric was born and raised most of his life around Pryor and Mayes County, graduating from Pryor High School in 1995.  At the age of 12 he surrendered his heart and life to Jesus and received salvation.

Eric met the love of his life, Leila, in 2000 and they married in 2002.  Over the next eight years they added four beautiful daughters to their family: Abby, Maggie, Cady, and Hadlee.  They now home school their girls as the best option for their family and are enjoying it immensely.

Shortly after Eric and Leila married, he began to realize he had a call to ministry, though he didn’t yet know what that would look like.  Through a series of events in God’s timing in 2003, Eric and Leila began to attend Southeast Baptist (before it was Exciting Southeast!) where Eric became the music minister.  In 2005, as the church grew, Eric became the youth minister in addition to music minister.  2013-2014 brought big changes for Exciting Southeast with opening the Tahlequah campus and Eric moved into the role of Associate Pastor, preaching Sunday nights and Wednesday nights and leading worship in all services.

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Bryce Stafford, the other guy

Bryce Stafford is the Youth and Mission guy. He has served in many capacities around the world holding positions such as church planter/mobilizer, mission/youth pastor and outreach coordinator. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was 16 years old, and at the age of 20 he realized the call God placed on followers of Christ lives and that is to “disciple others” and to “take the gospel to all nations”.. He graduated high school from locust grove,OK in 2003, Northeastern State University in 2008 with a  degree in Political Science/Criminal Justice. He graduate in 2012 from College @ Southeastern with a masters in Intercultural Studies. He is married to his beautiful bride Autumn Stafford, and they now live in Locust Grove, Ok with their 4 legged son Oliver.

 

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Debby Randles: Secretary/ Treasurer

She was born in the Panhandle of Oklahoma, but has lived in Missouri, Colorado and Houston, Texas. Debby accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at the age of ten. Through the years, her walk with the Lord continues to grow stronger. Debby married Bob Randles in 1971 and together they had two children that are now grown and have families of their own.  Even though there have been trials along the way, the Lord has always been by her side. Debby was a Sunday school teacher for 26 years and loved to challenge kids to compete in Bible Bowls and singing competitions. She loves to sing and present the gospel of Christ through song.

Debby joined our church family Oct 17, 2012; and, our staff on May 13, 2014. She says she loves her position because she has plenty of opportunity to pray with hurting people that come through the doors.

Jennifer Austin, Children’s Director aka super awesome

I have been a member of Exciting Southeast Baptist Church for over 8 years. While I have volunteered in the children’s ministry for many of those years, I came on staff as the Children’s Director in June, 2012.

I have always had a love for children, whether it was volunteering for the United Way or working in Daycare as a teenager.

My passion is to see young children know and accept the unconditional, and everlasting love that God has for them.  1 John 4:16

 

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