Our board has a broad range of experience and wisdom in helping guide the Oklahoma Free Will Baptists in missions and church planning.



Jim Harris

Jim Harris is the Chairman of the Mission Department and has pastored the Clear Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Mustang, Oklahoma since October 1995. Jim was hired to go to Mustang as a church planter. The Clear Springs mission work became a self-supporting church in October of 1998. He began teaching as an adjunct professor at Randall in January 1997 and added the role of Director of Christian Ministries in the fall of 2014.

Jim has a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. Jim also serves as treasurer for the First Oklahoma District Association. Jim has been married to his wife Kim since 1992 and has two children.


Jason Taylor

Jason is the Lead Pastor of The Vertical Church in Yuma, Az. Jason started the church in March of 2005. He is also husband to Melissa and father to Hudson and Haley.


Casey Cariker

Casey has been the Lead Pastor at Rejoice since 2011 after a lifetime as a member of the church which includes 8 years as Youth Pastor and 2 years as Associate Pastor.

Casey married his wife Andrea in 1998 before accepting his first staff position at Rejoice. They have 4 : Candry, Lilah, Chloe, and Dacee.


Sam Smith

Sam Smith is a native Oklahoman from Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church just north of Tulsa. He is also a graduate from Cornerstone Christian Academy, and Southeastern Free Will Baptist Bible College located in North Carolina where he earned a bachelors degree in Bible and Pastoral Theology and met his wife Jennifer.

Sam has served in churches from North Carolina, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. In January of 2008, Sam moved his family to Grove, Oklahoma to start Foundation Free Will Baptist Church under Oklahoma Missions. The Church has since gone self supporting and is a successful Church plant. Sam and Jennifer have been married for 15 years and have two children, Colton and Savannah.

Sam serves as the Police Chaplain for Grove Police Department, and Delaware County Sheriff's Department.


Ryan Giles

Ryan is the lead pastor at Kingsview Free Will Baptist Church in south OKC

Gary Curry

Gary Curry is a deacon at the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Ada, OK. He has been married for 39 years with 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren. He earned a BS degree in business from East Central University in Ada, OK and is also an independent insurance agent . He has served 3 terms as a trustee for Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College and is the president and founder of Bridge Builders for the Cross. Bridge Builders is a 501(c)(3) corporation with a mission emphasis in Cuba, Mexico and prisons in the U.S

Jeff Sloan

Jeff is the Lead Pastor at Bixby Free Will Baptist Church. He is an experienced pastor involved in ministry for over three ( 3) decades. He loves investing in others and challenges them to discover their giftedness and then pursue ministries that bring fulfillment and bear lasting fruit. Jeff is an Adjunct Ministry and Bible Instructor for Randall University in Moore, OK and enjoys equipping young ministers to fulfill their callings.
Learn more by following Jeff on Twitter at PastorJeffSloan or on Facebook at Jeff Sloan.


Misti Hudson

Misti has been the administrative assistant for the Mission Department since 2015. She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1996 and they have 4 children Madison, Joshua, Autum, and Dalani. She attends Calvary Free Will Baptist Church.