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Dr. Terry Rials

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Personal: Bro. Terry grew up in McLoud, Oklahoma.  He was saved at the age of thirteen and surrendered to the ministry at fifteen.  He has been married to Kay for twenty-five years, and they have a twenty-one year old son, Hunter, who attends OBU.

Ministry:  Bro. Terry has been the Pastor of Crestview Baptist Church for over twenty-three years. Prior to Crestview, he served at FBC McLoud, Oklahoma, his home church, for three years as Associate Pastor.

Education:  B.A. in Applied Ministry from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages (M.Div.B.L) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and Doctor of MInistry Degree (D.Min) in Church Revitalization from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.

Interests: Anything outdoors, learning, traveling, spending time with friends, anything about space exploration, and OU sports.

Books that changed my life (other than the Bible): Spiritual Entrepreneurs by Michael Slaughter, Balanced Living by Terry Powell, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boon, The Bonsai Theory by Ken Hemphill, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala, Shields of Brass or Shields of Gold? by O.S. Hawkins.

Listening to: Talk radio, Sports Animal, KLOVE.

Favorite movies: Facing the Giants, The Princess Bride, Quigley Down Under, Braveheart, Open Range, Star Trek movies, and nearly all the Pixar animations.

Favorite preachers:  David Jeremiah, Ravi Zacharias, Chuck Swindoll, and Adrian Rogers.

Mentors in ministry: Tony Preston, Malcolm McDow, Mack Roark, Bob Evans, Bob Hinson, Bill Howse.

Things I just love:  Teaching and preaching the Word of God, working on the farm, a good laugh, spending time with close friends, visiting a good museum (especially a Bible or space museum), sitting on the beach, watching the work of a good bird dog, fishing when they're biting, listening to my son play guitar, eating really good Chinese food, piddling in my garage, learning something new, going on mission trips, my family, and of course, my church!


Youth Minister

Jeff Graham

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Jeff has served in ministry for 15 years working with youth, children, and at times worship leader.  Jeff married his college sweetheart, Lori,  in 1998 and they have one son.   He has toured the state of Oklahoma for the last 3 years with the Jeff and Cody Band spreading the gospel through music with his best friend Cody Frost.  Jeff has been fiddling around since he was 7 years old and over the years picked up a few more instruments.    When not at the church or fiddling around he loves to spend his time on the lake with his son Nathan.  


Music Minister

Sean Gushing

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Personal:  Sean was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  He became a follower of Christ at the age of 9 and followed God's call into ministry  when he was 12.  He has been married to Kim for 27 years.  Their daughter, Lauren, graduated from USAO in Chickasha, teaches 2nd grade in Mustang, and is getting her Masters degree from OU.  Their son is a sophomore at OU pursuing a degree in psychology/pre-med. 

Ministry:  Sean has been the Minister of Music at Crestview since November, 2013.  Before that he was Minister of Music at College Heights Baptist Church in Chickasha,OK.  He has served churches in Missouri and Arkansas since 2004.

Education:  Sean received his Bachelor of Church Music (BCM) from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee in 1991.  He received his Master of Church Music (MCM) from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth in May, 1994.

Interests:  Hunting and fishing with his kids, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, AR Razorback sports, and vacationing with his family as often as possible.

Favorite Author:  Max Lucado

Listening to:  KLOVE, Country Music, 80's music

Favorite Movies:  Anything Star Trek, Princess Bride, Glory, Tombstone (I'm Your Huckleberry),The Green Mile, Forrest Gump

Favorite Worship Leaders:  Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Matt Redman

Best Advice ever given:  Don't let what you do define who you are.  Be more.  --Rob Hewell

Things I Love:  Leading God's people in life-changing, God pleasing worship, helping choir members do together more than they could alone, spending time watching the sun rise in a ground blind with my kids, getting a hook wet, still dating my wife, spending time on the beach, riding roller coasters, watching movies with my family, time at the ball park, singing with the Churchmen, and remembering that I'm a child of the King.

 


Missions Minister

Greg Warlick

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Personal:  Greg was born and raised in Oklahoma. He confirmed his salvation in Jesus Christ in 1999, at the age of 25, after many years of struggling with the reality of an early childhood decision for Him. He has been married to his wife Jenny for over 20 years, and is the father of three wonderful children, Paige ( Living on her own working as a Cosmetologist and engaged to be married in the Spring of 2018), Katie (Married and living in Virginia with her husband Daniel who serves on active duty with the  U.S. Army), and Nathan ( presently homeschooled and in his Senior year).

 

Career:  Greg is currently a Lieutenant with the Oklahoma City Fire Dept, and has served his community as a Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic for over 20 years. He has also worked in the past for Midwest City EMS, Saint Anthony's EMS, and Medi-Flight of Oklahoma. Greg earlier achieved the elite rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America prior to joining the United States Army, at the age of 17, serving 8 years during peacetime in the Reserve and Guard components.

 

Ministry:  Greg has been a member of Crestview Baptist Church for over 20 years, and has served as a Youth Worker and Sunday School Teacher in the Youth Dept for many years. He was ordained to the Deacon Ministry in 2002, and has been serving the needs of Crestview since that time. In 2008, Greg and his wife Jenny surrendered to God’s call to a life in Missions. Since that time, he has led many groups on mission trips taking the Gospel to Mexico, South Africa, Russia, and Panama. Crestview called Greg on staff as the Missions Minister in 2011.

 

Interests:  Camping, backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, pretty much anything outside.

 

Things I just love:  Spending quantity time with the bride of my youth Jenny, listening to my daughter Paige sing, going places with my daughter Katie, playing Disc Golf and working out with my son Nathan, family and friends, movies, music, Mexican food, my church, teaching God’s Word, and being present when God does something awesome that only He can get the glory for doing.

 

Those who have impacted me in ministry:  My Pawpaw (Mike Bostwick)-who from an early age showed me faith in action, Charlie Thomas-who demonstrated to me great humility and service, Tuffy Wigley-for a great example of always being a witness for Christ, Ricky W.-for introducing me to the joy of Missions, and last but not least Terry Rials for his years of pastoring, teaching, preaching, mentoring, and friendship. Thank you!


Ministry Assistant

Leslie Brooks

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Personal:  Oklahoma native, moved to Florida for 25 years before leaving the land of hurricanes to return to the land of tornados, fires, and ice storms, and I can't forget, earthquakes.  Happily married to Tony for 30 years, 2 grown daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 7 grandchildren. Three rescued English setters are also part of our family.  Most importantly - saved at age 7!

Interests:  Learning more about Jesus, decorating, HGTV, singing, my grandchildren.

Listening to: 101.5 FM, good gospel music.

Things I love:  God, my church, my husband, my kids, my grandkids, animals, singing, and listening to good Christian music!


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