Pastor, Mark Woods. Mark and his wife, Yvonne, were both born and raised in Oklahoma. They both graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University. High School sweethearts, they married while in school at OBU. Mark continued his education at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth as Yvonne began her career as a public school teacher. Mark earned a M.Div. and PhD in theology and taught systematic theology and biblical theology for three years while writing his dissertation. Graduating in 1980, Mark and Yvonne accepted the call to pastor Memorial Baptist Church in Grapevine, TX, as they started their family. They have three children, Rebecca, John, and Matthew, and three granddaughters, Grace, Madeleine, and Alice. Mark went on to pastor First Baptist Church, McAlester, OK, 1985-1993 and University Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX, 1993-2015. Yvonne retired from teaching followed a few years later by Mark’s retirement at the end of 2015. After serving for two years as interim pastor of Clear Fork Baptist Church in Parker County, TX, Mark became our pastor at the end of 2019. Mark enjoys woodworking and fly fishing, and Yvonne is an accomplished quilter.
John and Vivian Conrad are transplanted Kentuckians. John grew up on a dairy farm in Pendleton County, while Vivian was born and raised in Louisville. They met as music majors in college when John enlisted Vivian as accompanist for his voice lessons. After marrying in 1975, John finished a Masters of Church Music at Southern Seminary and they both served on staff at several churches before leaving for the mission field in March,1986. They raised their five children – Joy, Jeremy, Jonathan, Joshua and Jessica – in Korea and the Philippines. Since returning to the States in June, 2010, John and Vivian have enjoyed spending more time with their family, including a current count of 15 grandchildren.
Youth Ministry, Micah Stotler was raised in Gallup, NM. He received his BA in Christian Studies from Howard Payne University. He and his wife Hayley have been married since 2004 and have 4 children. He has been working in youth ministry since 2001. He works bi-vocationally for Azle ISD as a teacher in their behavior program. He has a desire to help hurting people find peace through the love of Jesus Christ. His passions include God, his family, Christian rock, and learning.