Our Leadership

Michael Carter, Senior Pastor

Michael became Senior Pastor at First Baptist in 2015 after 9 years as Pastor of Missions and Discipleship here. Michael has his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, and his Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Michael’s desire is to see people love the glory of God in Jesus Christ and be transformed by God’s Word. Michael is blessed by his wife, Melissa, and 4 children (Clayton, Levi, Ryan and Jenna).


Tom Hugghins, Music Minister

Tom has been the Music Minister in charge of leading the congregational singing, the choir, our instrumentalists, Christmas specials, and a host of other things for over 25 years.

Tom’s heart is to lead our church in worship through songs that glorify God and move our affections to love Him more. Despite being a Texas fan, from Texas, Tom and his wife, Linda, have committed most of their ministry years to raising 2 children here and to leading our church to exult in the glorious truths of God.


Jeremy Krenzin, Family Pastor

Jeremy came to us in 2015 from Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, where he served as Sunday School teacher and small group leader while completing his Master of Divinity at Southern Seminary. Previously, Jeremy assisted in pastoral ministry at churches in central Kansas.

Jeremy desires to equip families in Christ to spread God’s glory across generations. He is married to Ginny, and has 5 children (Gabriel, Micaiah Grace, Elias, Anna, and Caleb).


Matt Townsend, Discipleship Pastor

Matt became our pastor of Discipleship in 2016, after serving 12 years as a Baptist Collegiate Ministries Director on several campuses across Oklahoma. Matt has a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Matt’s heart is to see God’s people submitting to God’s authority for God’s glory as their relationship with Christ permeates every aspect of their life. Matt, and his wife Kari have been blessed with 5 children (Rachel, Ira, Lydia, Levi and Rebekah).