Community Church Leadership
Community Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. The ministries of Community are fulfilled by many amazing volunteers and staff. We believe everyone has a purpose and ministry. Following are brief bio's of our Directional Leaders which include our elders, pastors, and directors.
Senior Pastor & Elder
Pastor Bill married his amazing wife Lauri in 1979. They were blessed with 4 amazing children who are adults now. After many years in business management and advertising, God called him into full-time vocational ministry in 1997. He is a worshiper, intercessor, a student of God's Word, and a believer in the Big "C" church.
In 2000, with the blessing of Heritage Baptist Church where he was the executive pastor, Bill was led to plant an elder led church in Guthrie called First Capital Baptist Church. The first service was on Easter Sunday of that year and the church grew to over 125+ people.
In 2003, Bill and the members of First Capital were asked to unite with the Community Baptist Church. In September of that year, the two become one forming the new ministry of Community Church.
In addition to his duties as Senior Pastor and as one of the elders at Community Church, Pastor Bill is involved in various leadership roles in our community. When he is not in town, he loves to hike, bike, and ride motorcycles including tent camping off his motorcycle at Sturgis, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and across Colorado.
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Tyler married his wife Rachel in 2016. They were blessed with their first child, Emalynn Grace in 2018. Tyler came on staff at Community in 2015 and now holds the role of Associate Pastor. His primary role after loving the members of Community Church is leading, developing, and caring for the student and worship ministries. Tyler has been blessed to serve as a Student Minister in various churches for 10+ years. He loves helping students and their families encounter Jesus.
In his spare time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family and watching just about any sport, especially the Chicago Cubs!
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Mathew has been married to the love of his life, Heather, since 2001. They have 6 kids (YES 6 KIDS!). Matt has recently transitioned from the corporate world into full-time ministry here at Community Church. He has a passion for helping families thrive as they journey through raising children.
As the Executive Director, his responsibilities mirror what is dear to his heart as he oversees the children and student ministries, along with the daily operations of the church. When Matt is not at Community Church he is probably enjoying a good cup of coffee with his wife or spending time with his family.
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has been married to her amazing husband, Matt, since 2001. She has 6 wonderful
children that are the joy of her life. Heather has been a part of children’s
ministry for over 10 years and at Community Church as the Director of Children's Ministries,
ages birth to 6th grade. She also oversees our Mother’s Day Out program.
Heather’s passion for children shows in every aspect of her ministry.
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Jan Cox is our Director of Care & Senior Ministries with additional responsibilities in Operations (Front Office, Facilities & Grounds). Her personal experience as a caregiver (her husband, Paul, has Alzheimer’s), and a lifetime in both ministry and business, have made her well suited for the multiple hats that she wears. Jan & Paul have a blended family of 4 children and 12 grand-children.
Jan’s heart is to develop a Care Ministry where no one who attends Community (especially Seniors) remains anonymous but feels the warmth and love of a family touch. We have teams who do hospital, home visits, and calls each month.
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Erin and her husband, Andy were married in 1997 and are blessed with 3 girls, Madison, Ashlyn, and Hailey. Erin joined the staff in 2015 as Kids Director after owning a home daycare for 14 years. She is now the Director of Connections & Host Teams which includes overseeing Guest Follow-up, Social Media, and Promotions. Erin also serves as part of our Student Ministry Directional Team & leads our Baptism Team.
Erin’s spiritual gift is hospitality and absolutely loves making everyone feel at HOME! Her heart is for each person to encounter the love of Jesus in a unique way from the second they pull into our drive until they leave our campus! Erin loves organizing, gardening, shopping at flea markets & thrift stores, decorating and spending time with her family!
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Vickie is married to Jeff and they have three beautiful girls,
Chrislynn, Cortne, and Taylor. Between three girls, they have been blessed with
7 grandchildren, ages 11 to 2 months. Vickie has served in many ministries
within the church and is currently the Director of Finance & HR.
She loves watching what God is doing through this ministry and His people. Her desire is to have the opportunity to watch people grow in their faith and love for Jesus She loves to paint, spend time with her family, and being with her husband.
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Susan and her husband, Curtis, have been married since 2002, and have three children, two of whom are now adults. She joined the staff at Community in 2013 and now holds the role of Director of Adult Discipleship & Women’s Ministries.
Susan’s passion is for everyone to have a vibrant, growing, deep and
mature relationship with God, and to walk and live in His freedom. Having
experienced God’s healing and freedom in her own life, she is able to draw from
real life experiences as she counsels with women.
As Director of Adult Discipleship, she coordinates various Adult Discipleship groups and classes throughout the week and Support Groups (Caregivers Support Group and the Grief Care Support Group). Susan loves to read so if you are looking for a book on a specific subject dealing with spiritual or mental health issues, check with Susan. She’s probably read a book on it.
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Dave Albright (Wife Sally)
Dave Albright has been a member and elder of Community Church for 19 years. He and his wife Sally have been married for 62 years and have 3 sons.
Dave and his wife are active in performing their roles on the eldership team. They also are active in assisting with facilitation of Bible studies and special activities.
God led them to Community and continues to guide their lives in service to Him.
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Don Faubion (Wife Carol)
A founding member of Community Church, Don Faubion has vivid memories of dedicating the 90 acres of land to the Lord in the Spring of 1998. Don is a Guthrie native who graduated from East Central University and has a Master’s degree from OU. He has a long career in teaching, school administration and coaching in Texas and Oklahoma. Don and wife Carol have a blended family of 3 children, and 8 grandchildren.
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Alberto Segura (Wife Mary)
Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, Alberto Seguras came to the Guthrie, OK as a teenager, where he met Jesus, and accepted him as his Lord and Savior. Alberto and his wife, Mary have a son and daughter and 2 beautiful granddaughters. Alberto serves both as an elder and is on staff as Coordinator of Men’s Care. His heart is to care for the people God brings to Community Church and the larger community. He is also a vital part of our Facilities & Grounds teams, and is a youth sponsor.
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Curtis Swart (Wife Susan)
Curtis and his wife, Susan, have been married since 2002, and have three children, two of whom are now adults. Curtis has been serving on the Elder Board since 2006.
Curtis’s heart and passion is for people to walk in God’s freedom spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice, Curtis spends countless hours ministering to people from all walks of life.
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Dusty Throckmorton (Wife Marjorie)
Dusty and Marjorie Throckmorton have been married 20 years and are raising three beautiful daughters, Ellie, Josie and Mollie, who are all active at Community Church.
Dusty is a faithful spirit filled member of the Worship Team playing the saxophone and harmonica. He is an Assistant Principal at Guthrie High School, with 24+ years of education experience.
Dusty loves to drive his Jeep with the top off, and enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, or enjoy anything outdoors. He is an accomplished smoker of meats and cheeses too.
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Raymond Zinn (Wife Heather)
Dr. Raymond Zinn is the husband of his college sweetheart Heather, the homeschooling father of four, and the owner of a multi-doctor veterinary practice in Logan County.
The family has been attending Community Church since 2005. Raymond serves as an elder and a boys' Bible study teacher and occasionally as a clown for special church events.
When he manages to get away from the veterinary clinic, Raymond enjoys little league baseball, livestock shows, and shooting sports. He can often be found throwing clay on a pottery wheel or driving a donkey cart down the road.
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