Welcome to Temple Baptist Church

Join Us for Worship this Sunday
11:00AM Service
6:00PM Service


A Word from Our Pastor

Dear Friends,
We are delighted to have you visit with us. It is my privilege to serve as the pastor of Temple Baptist Church.
Our heartfelt prayer is for people to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and become actively involved in a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church that cares for them.

Pastor R.J.

Weekly Schedule

9:45 am - Bible Study
11:00 am - Worship
(Childcare provided)
Children's Worship begins after the music

6:00 pm - Evening Worship
(Childcare provided)

6:15pm - AWANA for Children
6:30pm - Prayer Meeting
6:30pm - Youth Activities
7:30pm - College Bible Study (REVIVE)


Meet Our Team

R.J. Stokes, Pastor

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My best friend invited me to Falls Creek and on August 7, 1992. I realized I had a serious problem. That problem was sin and without Jesus as my Savior, that sin would send me to hell. I accepted the free gift of grace found in Jesus alone and was baptized on August 16, 1992. I met my bride in January of 1996. Her only condition for a second date was that we start attending church together somewhere. We had friends attending a local baptist church and the pastor there began to mentor us. My wife and I grew a lot spiritually over the years and it seemed at times like God had us running the race a bit faster than most of our peers.  I began to realize God was calling me to preach. I was ordained into the ministry in January 2009 and was provided my first pulpit opportunity shortly after. Pastoring is a privilege and I’m so grateful to get to share the good news of Jesus for a living! I believe in the power of God’s love and His Word to change peoples’ lives and break them free from sin.

Tom Williams, Youth Pastor

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Tom was born and raised in Shawnee, Oklahoma and attended Temple Baptist Church as a child. Tom went all the way through the youth group and was saved and baptized at the age of 7. He graduated Shawnee High School in 1999 and is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University – OKC. Tom lived in the Denver, CO area from 2003-2010 after he met and married his wife, Teresa. Together they have five children: Lane, Lance, Addison, Kyle and Amelia. They have attended Temple Baptist Church together since moving back to Shawnee in 2010. Tom has served as a deacon at TBC and has worked with the youth since 2016. Tom surrendered to God’s call to ministry in May 2021 to become our youth pastor.

Dave Stetson, Worship Pastor

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Dave Stetson has been Minister of Music at Temple Baptist Church since January 1, 2019.

Accepting the call to full time ministry while still on active duty with the United States Navy.  Dave worked in various volunteer ministries at London Bridge Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Retiring from the Navy in August of 1995 he reported to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for further training and preparation for ministry. While at Southwestern he completed required course work to receive a Diploma and Graduate Diploma of Church music in May of 1999. After further study he earned a Master of Music Degree in May of 2001

Teresa Williams, Financial Secretary

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Andy Hayes, Pastoral Intern

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Andy is originally from Muskogee, Oklahoma, where he accepted the calling to pastor at the age of 17, and is a pastoral ministry junior at Oklahoma Baptist University. Andy was invited to Temple Baptist Church the first Sunday of his freshman year and has been attending ever since, serving actively in the college ministry, helping lead worship on Sundays, and lead worship for the youth on Wednesdays. He and his now-wife, Jana, who he married in September 2020,  became church members in the fall of 2019. He has been the Pastoral Intern at Temple since August of 2020, and he also serves as our Children's Church Director. Though Andy has been active in church his entire life and worked for Sky Ranch Youth Camps over the summer of 2019, Temple marks his first official ministry role in a church.

Bethany Hassen, Custodian

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Grace Paul, Secretary

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Grace grew up in Shawnee with her six younger siblings before moving to Norman in 2015. She was invited to Temple during her freshman year and has loved it ever since. Grace was saved at the age 7 and was baptized in July of 2020. Her baptism is a very special and important moment for her. Grace is looking forward to being able to serve the congregation of Temple better.