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By February 28, 2016March 14th, 2016Ministry, Uncategorized


Our guess is you probably could not name all the Elders… Am I right? Well, we want to reintroduce them to you while bringing a new candidate for your consideration.


Meet Jermal Bridges.

Jermal is being brought before the church as an Elder Candidate. You will have the opportunity to confirm him at the Annual Meeting on March 6. Please get to know Jermal and his family.

He was born on an Air Force base in Japan.  Besides living in Hawaii and a couple of other states, his family moved to several different places outside the United States.  After graduating at Kadena High School in Okinawa, he attended San Diego State University before transferring to the University of Oklahoma.  He has lived in Oklahoma since then, and considers Oklahoma home.

While attending the University of Oklahoma, he began attending Everlasting Life Baptist Church in Norman.

Jermal and his precious family

Jermal and his precious family

He realized that for a long time he knew ABOUT GOD, but he did not KNOW GOD.  God was gracious and gave Jermal the faith to KNOW Him.  Jermal came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior during his sophomore year in college.

He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with three degrees: Accounting, Management, and MIS. He now works as a Database Administrator for a consulting company.   Jermal enjoys video games, superhero shows/comics, eating out, and hanging out with the family.

Jermal married his high school sweetheart Ceretta, while both of them were attending the University of Oklahoma.  Ceretta was born in North Carolina, graduated from Kadena High School, and then earned her degree in early childhood education from the University of Oklahoma. She currently teaches at an elementary school.  She loves to teach, sing, and work on big home improvement projects. The Lord has blessed Jermal and Ceretta with three wonderful children.

Jermal is currently serving as a co-teacher in the Next Steps class during Adult Bible Fellowship.

And now for the rest of these guys…

And some of the areas they are serving.



Marty Brown*

Teaching pastor/elder; Mission Oversight Team; co-teaches the “Next Steps” ABF class




Howard Geis

Music pastor/elder; teaches Senior Adult 65 & Better ABF class





Rocky Hails*

Ministries pastor/elder; Adult Bible Fellowship; co-teaches Hope from the Scriptures class; 4Men




David Holmes

Lay-elder; teaches in the student ministry (grades 7-12)




Todd Jackson

Lay-elder; co-teacher in “The Potter’s Clay” ABF class





Jim Jackson

Family pastor/elder; preaching; teaches 5/6th grade Sunday school





Asir (Jeba) Jebaraj*

Lay-elder; co-teaches “The Potter’s Clay” ABF class





Chad “Kicker” Kositzky

Pastor/elder working with Student (7-12 grades) & Children; occasionally helps lead music worship





Wayne Marley

Lay-elder; small group leader (previous)





Chip McWilliams

Lay-elder; serves in the “Salt and Light” ABF class



JeffHEADJeff Plangman*

Lay-elder; teaches the 3 year old Sunday school class






Chad Puckett

Pastor/elder working with  College; communications; Mission Oversight Team; preaching





Micah Rigdon*

Lay-elder; teaches in the student ministry (grades 7-12)





Eric Schrock*

Administration & Facilities pastor/elder; Finance Team; 4Men





Jon Sikes

Lay-elder; co-teacher in “Abundant Family Living” ABF class



RichHEADRich Smith*

Lay-elder; co-teacher in “The Launch” ABF class






Marvin Starkey

Lay-elder; Finance Team





Ted Webb*

Lay-elder; teaches the 4 year old Sunday school class



*Current Governing Elders

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