Eric has served as FBC’s Lead Pastor since July, 2010, after having served as its Executive Pastor for the previous four years. He loves the Body of Christ and desires that all of its members work together – just as a body is designed to do – “to grow up in all aspects into Him who is head, even Christ” (Eph 4:15). His hope is that FBC be a place where any person from any background can join in and pursue an authentic and obedient walk of faith to the glory of God. Before becoming a pastor, Eric worked as a CPA in both large corporate and small businesses. Eric graduated from Texas A&M University in 1988, and in obedience to God’s leading to pursue full-time vocational ministry, he earned an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2006. Eric and his wife, Lauren, have four children.
Matthew Goodman, Worship Pastor
Matthew joined us in 1999, after serving at Northwest Bible Church, Dallas. He currently coordinates and leads our Sunday worship gatherings, is involved in Biblical counseling and serves on the council of the men’s ministry.
John Tyson, Body Life Pastor
John previously served as a music and worship director before coming to FBC and served part time at FBC while attending school. John was born and raised in Tulsa. He is married to Ronda, a native of Muskogee. They have two children. They have been members of FBC since 1994. John’s educational background is in Music and Business. Ronda is currently working as Director of Aid to Africa at Christ for Humanity
Paul Spittka, Student Ministries Pastor
Paul relocated from northern Michigan to Tulsa to join the FBC staff in June, 2014, and loves the warm weather and sunshine! With four daughters and one son, all age high school and up, Paul understands the stresses that families experience and loves to minister to families with teens. In his spare time, he enjoys speaking to teens in a variety of venues: summer camps, winter retreats and training seminars.
Nate Nauman, Junior High Pastor
Nate joined the FBC staff in July, 2004. He grew up in Nebraska and married Angie, an Oklahoman, in 1996. Nate graduated from John Brown University with a B.S. in Youth Ministries and completed his Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Nate has served in several youth ministries in Decatur, AR, Lincoln, NE, and Dallas, TX. Angie is a dentist, but has yet to convince Nate that flossing should be part of his daily habit. Nate and Angie have five children.
Sadie Utter, Youth Associate
Sadie came on staff with the Youth Ministry in August, 2013, to work with FBC's High School female students. She grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and then moved to Arkansas to attend John Brown University where she received a degree in Psychology. Following college, Sadie interned at New Life Ranch where she learned about camping ministry, youth ministry and became connected to FBC through various students. She enjoys camping, hiking and running.
John Hamilton, 5th/6th Grade Pastor
John was born in upstate New York and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. While in Chicago he received a degree from Moody Bible Institute. In 1991, he married his wife, Kristy. They moved to South Carolina where John received a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina. They moved to Tulsa in 1997. Over the years John has been active in all phases of the lay ministry, including Care Group Leader and Elementary and Jr. High Sunday School Teacher. He developed and taught a scripture memory course for children, and has worked as a sound engineer. John and Kristy have two daughters.
Kristy Hamilton, Elementary Ministry Director
Kristy is from Kansas and husband, John, is from Chicago. They have lived in Tulsa since 1997 and have attended FBC for all of those years. They have two children. Kristy taught 4th grade for 3 years and holds a BA in International Studies and an MA in Education. She does “scrapbooking” and rubber stamping for hobbies. As a family they enjoy camping, biking, and just hanging out together.
Melissa Weatherford, Preschool Coordinator
Melissa grew up in the small town of Davis in southern Oklahoma and attended East Central University and Oklahoma State University. She met her husband, Bill, while living in Oklahoma City. They have two children, and two Himalayan cats. Bill is a Civil Engineer and Melissa has worked in the preschool field since 1993. Melissa is active in school organizations.
Kelly Caldwell, ABC Preschool & Kindergarten Director
Kelly was raised in the small town of Cabot, Arkansas, and moved to Tulsa in 1984 just after her marriage to Darryl. They have three children. Kelly has worked in the preschool field since 1991 and came on staff at FBC in August of 1999. She has a degree in Family Studies and Gerontology. She and Darryl have been attending FBC since 1991. Darryl is with Engine Lease Finance Corporation.
Cindy Saley, ABC Preschool & Kindergarten Assistant Director
Cindy joined the ABC Preschool staff in 2001 as a preschool teacher. Due to tremendous growth in the preschool program, Cindy took over the Assistant Preschool Director’s position assisting Kelly Caldwell. She was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, and graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly know as Northeast Louisiana University.) Cindy has three children.
Janis David, Women's Ministry Director
Janis is a native Tulsan who married a Chicago boy, Bob, in 1977. They have 4 grown children and have been a part of the FBC family since 1986. Since that time Janis and Bob have served in multiple lay leadership roles including Life-to-Life Group Leaders. In June, 2003, Janis came on staff as an Interim Director of Women's Ministry - and has stayed on ever since! It is her passion and delight to serve the women of FBC.