Meet our Ministers and Staff


Johnny Derouen

Johnny Derouen Lead Pastor email Johnny ABOUT JOHNNY: Where were you born? Lake Charles, Louisiana. Spouse and kids? My wife is Ivette and our boys are Ty and Josh. Where did you go to school? McNeese State University, for Microbiology. Favorite food? Shrimp Gumbo Why Ministry? Because I love the Lord, but many do, I know God called me to do this and my passion is for people. Favorite attribute of God? Holiness, it incorporates all of them in one, he is separate from the rest! Most mysterious thing about God? That he would love people like us. Favorite scripture? "One thing I ask from the Lord; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the Lord and seeking Him in His temple." - Psalms 27:4 Romans 12:1


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Randy Holt

Randy Holt Minister of Music email Randy ABOUT RANDY: Where were you born? Tulsa, OK Spouse or kids? God blessed me with the most beautiful, tall, talented and loving woman. Her name is Mary. We don't have kids, but do have cats and horses and an Australian Shepherd named Maverick. Favorite food? Dessert. I will eat almost anything, but dessert is most important. Where did you go to school? Robert S. Kerr Elementary, Lewis and Clark Junior High, East Central High, Oklahoma Baptist University and Southern Theological Seminary. Why ministry? God calls me to work in the local church. Period. That simple. Favorite attribute of God? His grace. Definitely His grace. Most mysterious thing about God? The Creator of the universe, powerful beyond my imagination, wants to have a personal relationship with me! Favorite scripture? Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. - Romans 12:1

Debbie Miller

Debbie Miller Minister to Children email Debbie ABOUT DEBBIE: Where were you born? Berkeley, California Spouse and Kids: Married to Doug Miller, 1 daughter, 3 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 5 grandchildren Favorite Food: Homemade tacos and blackberry cobbler Where did you go to school? Hydro High School, B.S. in Education Southwestern Oklahoma State University,Weatherford, OK, Graduate course in Children's Ministry, Dallas Baptist University. Why Ministry? I spent over 15 years in the secular world of child care and began to sense a call from God to use my education, skills and experience to serve in full-time Children's Ministry. It is my heart's desire to come alongside parents in laying a spiritual foundation that prepares children to know Jesus in a personal way. Favorite attribute of God: God is unchanging. In a world where change happens on a daily basis there is comfort in knowing that God “is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) Most mysterious thing about God: I am amazed at God’s love for me in spite of my failures and regardless of my achievements. Favorite scripture? "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us." - Ephesians 3:20

Bart Glatt

Bart Glatt Pastor of Volunteer Ministries email Bart ABOUT BART: Where were you born? Baton Rouge, Louisiana Spouse and kids? Suzanne Glatt, Heather, Aimee, Judith and Paul. Favorite food? Gumbo Where did you go to school? McNeese University and Southwestern Seminary. Why Ministry? It uses everything that I am. Favorite attribute about God? Mercy, because without His mercy, His holiness would be an indictment to us, and His justice would send us to hell because we are guilty. Most mysterious thing about God? that He would love us. Favorite scripture? "Much dreaming and many words are meaningless, therefore, fear God. - Ecclesiaistes 5:7

Daniel Foster

Daniel Foster Youth Minister email Daniel ABOUT DANIEL: Where were you born? Dallas, Texas Spouse and kids? My beautiful wife is Kirsten, our 3 wonderful kids are Benjamin (4), Zada (2), Joshua (1). Favorite food? The Tour of Italy at Olive Garden Where did you go to school? Texas A&M Why Ministry? Because I want to make the biggest impact on the Kingdom as possible. Favorite attribute of God? Love for people! It's like the woman caught in adultery; He is the God that said, "he who has no sin cast the first stone." Most mysterious thing about God? His holiness. Favorite scripture? "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." - Joshua 24:15

Ministry Support Staff

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  • Gwen Coburn

    s the Church Business Administrator Gwen makes sure the "i's" are dotted and the "t's" are crossed.  Having extensive knowledge in management the day to day operations wouldn't be as smooth with Gwen not overseeing them.

  • Phil Pack

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  • Karen Smith

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  • Debbie Jones

    Assistant to the Lead Pastor.

  • Jenni Dunn

    Jenni Dunn Financial Manager email Jenni Favorite scripture? "For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love." - Psalms 33:4-5

  • Debbie Babel

    Debbie Babel Children/Education Assistant email Debbie Favorite scripture? "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise him with my song." - Psalms 28:7

  • Ariel Swanagan

    Ariel is the youth and Media Assistant.  From Muskogee and a Muskogee High School graduate.  With an Associates in Arts from Connors State College and a Bachelors in Psychology from Northeastern State University Ariel is a great asset to our team. 

  • Nancy Shelton

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  • Shavonne Cragg

    Shavonne is our Childhood Associate. Her primary responsibilities include directing Parents Day Out, Preschool Sunday Morning, Wednesday Evening and Childcare. 

Facility Support Staff

The First Baptist Church campus in Muskogee consists of multiple facilities, 100's of rooms and 10's of thousands of square feet of space.   The facility support staff here takes great care of this Muskogee Landmark.

  • Dewey Hammons, Facilities Manager

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  • David Rila, 

    Facilities Maintenance

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  • Carol Battenfield, Custodian

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  • Crystal Carter,
    Custodian

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  • Patricia Marnarch, Custodian

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  • Tasha Moler,
    Custodian

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