Community Church Leadership
Community Church is guided by elders, pastors, directional leaders and ministry leaders who provide overall direction and watch over the spiritual needs of the church. Our pastors provide sound, practical, biblical teaching at each worship service. They are equipped to share God's love within the church and in our local community. Community Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will.
Senior Pastor & Elder
Pastor Bill married his amazing wife Lauri in 1979. They were blessed with four 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 camp, hike, bike, and ride motorcycles. Some of his favorite areas to recreate in include Oklahoma and surrounding states, along with South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado, with multiple visits to Sturgis, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and across Colorado.
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Pastor Tyler has been in and around ministry almost his entire life, from growing up as a pastor’s kid to embracing the call of the Lord in his life into vocational ministry. Tyler served as a Student Pastor in several churches for almost ten years before joining the staff of Community Church in July 2016. Tyler has served in several ministries at Community and is currently the Associate Pastor. Tyler loves to worship and teaching from God’s Word.
Tyler married his wife, Rachel, in April 2016. They have two kids, Emalynn Grace (2018) and Owen Anthony (2020).
In his spare time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family and watching just about any sport, especially the Chicago Cubs!
Tyler can be reached at email@example.com.
Larry and his wife, Gina, have been married since 1984 and have four adult children and 11 grandchildren. Before coming to Community, Larry worked for General Motors for 28 years on the assembly line as a team leader and has worked for Aynes Enterprises for the past 11 years as a lawn and showroom manager. He served in their family church for 31 years in A/V, building maintenance, and mowing until their pastor retired in 2019. Larry is Director of AV + Facilities & Grounds and has the heart to serve others and God!
Larry and Gina are die-hard Chiefs fans and enjoy watching games together and spending time with our kids and grandchildren. They also enjoy investing time in their marriage using the XO Now app and attending live events.
Larry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darla can be reached at email@example.com.
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 Digital Media, which includes overseeing Social Media, websites, and Promotions.
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!
Erin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh and his wife Lindsey have been married since 2012 and were blessed with two beautiful children, Parker in 2015 and Hattie in 2016. He is a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma Statue University with a degree in Health/Physical Education/Recreation. After graduation, Josh taught physical science and coached boy’s basketball as the Assistant Basketball Coach at Checotah High School. He and Lindsey then moved to the Guthrie area in 2015 when he accepted the roll as Executive Director of Central Oklahoma Camp, where he served until October 2020. Josh joined our Student Ministry leadership in January 2021 and continues to be actively involved in the lives of volunteers, students, and their families.
Josh's responsibilities as a Directional Leader include leading and developing our HR and Finance Ministries, Men’s Ministries, On-Site Safety & Security, Family Groups and Activities, and Special Events along with co-leading in Student Ministries.
Josh loves spending time with his family, playing and/or watching sports, (especially basketball and golf), and mowing! His desire above all is to honor the Lord and bring Him glory.
Josh can be reached at Josh@CommunityChurch.tv
Lindsey can be reached at email@example.com.
Vickie is married to Jeff, and they have three beautiful girls, Chrislynn, Cortne, and Taylor. Between three girls, they have been blessed with seven grandchildren, ages 11 to 2 months. Vickie has served in many ministries within the church and is currently the Director of Involvement + Host Team.
She loves watching what God is doing through this ministry and His people. She desires 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 be with her husband.
Vickie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Abundant Life Ministries & Director of 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 draws from real-life experiences as she counsels 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.
Susan can be reached at email@example.com.
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 three adult sons.
Dave and his wife actively perform their roles on the eldership team. They also are active in assisting with the facilitation of Bible studies and special activities.
God led them to Community and continues to guide their lives in service to Him.
Dave can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 with a Master’s degree from OU. He has a long career in teaching, school administration, and coaching in Texas and Oklahoma. Don and his wife Carol have a blended family of 3 children and eight grandchildren.
Don can be reached at email@example.com.
Alberto Segura (Wife Mary)
Elder + Directional Leader
Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, Alberto Seguras came to 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 two beautiful granddaughters. Alberto serves both as an elder and the Director of Pastoral Care. His heart is to care for the people God brings to Community Church and the larger community.
Alberto can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Riepe (Wife Jody)
Don and his wife, Jody, have been married for 46 years and have two children, Lanaye and Jayson, and six grandchildren. Don's heartbeat and passion is ministry and people! He has been in ministry for over 50 years, including Senior Minister in Pauls Valley, Campus Minister at the University of Oklahoma, and Senior Minister at Guthrie Christian Church. He also has been a Hospital Champlain in many towns and held various positions within the city of Guthrie.
In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and old cars!
Don can be reached at email@example.com
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.
Curtis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 anything outdoors. He is an accomplished smoker of meats and cheeses too.
Dusty can be reached at email@example.com.
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.
Raymond can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.