I was born and raised in Inola, Oklahoma. My parents made sure my brother and I grew up in a Christ-centered home where Biblical truth was taught in word and action. I was the typical church kid, who had all the head knowledge about God, but had never truly experienced His saving grace. On August 24, 1998 I sat in my youth pastor’s office understanding who I was, and my desperate need for a Savior. I understood the severity of my sin and under conviction of the
Holy Spirit; I sought forgiveness and repented of my sin while surrendering my life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
In the days following my salvation, the Lord began to press upon my heart His plan for my life. After the prompting of the Lord, conversations with spiritual mentors, and confirmation through God’s Word, I surrendered to full-time vocational ministry in the summer of 2000. In following God’s plan for my life, I attended Oklahoma Baptist University. I graduated from OBU in May of 2006. In 2008, I began pursuing a Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating in May 2015. After an eighteen-month break, I began
pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gateway Seminary, graduating in May 2020.
In 2004, I started as a youth intern at Highland Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. This internship moved to a full time Minister of Students position. After four years, the Lord led my wife and I to serve as the Junior High and Recreation Pastor at First Baptist Church Ada, Oklahoma. In 2011, the Lord led my wife and I to serve as the Middle School Student Pastor at Quail Spring Baptist Church. I served in that role until the summer of 2013 when I transitioned into the Student Pastor position at QSBC. After serving nine years as the student pastor, I assumed the role of Associate Executive Pastor in October 2020.
As I continue serve the Lord in ministry, I believe God has given me five primary ministry objectives. My first two are to know (Mat. 22:37-38, 2 Tim. 3:14-17) and follow God (Luke 9:23). The third is to lead my family (Eph. 5:25-28, 6:4) and the people of God (1 Pet. 5:1-4, Titus 1:5-9). The fourth is to spiritually feed the people of God through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word (Titus 1:9, 2 Tim. 2:2, Matt. 28:19-20). The fifth is to care for others through acts of service (Matt. 22:39, 1 Pet. 4:10-11) , sharing the gospel (Acts 1:8), and discipling them in their faith (Mat. 28:18-20, 2 Tim. 2:2). These five objectives serve not only as a guide for me as I seek to know the Lord Jesus and make Him known, but also provide me a tangible way to evaluate how my relationship with the Lord and ministry are going.
While at OBU, I met my wife, Laura, who is a Registered Nurse. Laura grew up in Perryton, TX. We began dating in April 2005. After dating for eleven months and a six month engagement, we were married on September 2, 2006. After several years of marriage, the Lord expanded our family through adoption. We have two boys, Ryker (8) who is in the third grade and Keagan (7) who is in the first grade. As a family we love hanging out together playing games, watching movies, and having fun. We enjoy being outdoors, hiking, fishing, and hunting. We love traveling to new places, spending time with our families, and making memories. We cheer on the OU Sooners and the OKC Thunder!
- 8:00AM: Deacon Breakfast
- 10:30AM: SS Leadership Meet and Greet, Q&A
- 1:30PM: Church-wide Fellowship
Dr. Jeff DeGiacomo will introduce himself, Q&A time, and a meet and greet to follow
- Dr. Jeff DeGiacomo will preach in the 8:30AM, 9:45AM, and 11:00AM services
- The Church will vote at the end of each service
- Announcement of voting results at 12:30PM