Mike Craig

Hello! My name is Mike Craig and I am the pastor of the Temple Baptist Church of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

I was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on July 29, 1952 and was reared in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, (about 5 miles south of Shawnee) with my father, mother, 1 brother, and 2 sisters.

My brother and sisters and myself attended Tecumseh Public Schools. I graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1970 and graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1974. I have attended 32 credit hours of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary classes conducted on the OBU campus plus 6 hourse of non-credit Greek.

I because a Christian at the age of 12 at the Pink Baptist Church west of Tecumseh, Oklahoma and I was called into the gospel ministry at the age of 17.

I was licensed to preach on November 23, 1969, at the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

I was ordained to the gospel ministry on February 24, 1974, at the Romulus Baptist Church of Macomb, Oklahoma.

My work experience includes:
  • Pratt's Grocery Store - 1968-1973
  • Romulus Baptist Church, Macomb, Oklahoma - Pastor - 1973-1978
  • Summit Baptist Church, Wiggins, Colorado - Pastor - 1978-1979
  • Temple Baptist Church, Shawnee, Oklahoma - Pastor - 1979-Present
  • My hobbies include hunting, fishing, gardening and sports.
My ministry as a pastor is built upon the following scripture passages...
  • Jeremiah 1:4-8
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4
  • 2 Timothy 1:13-14
  • 2 Timothy 2:1-4
  • 2 Timothy 2:24-26
  • 2 Timothy 3:15-4:5
I have been married to Ruth Ellen (Wilson) Craig for almost 30 years. We were married August 6, 1974, in Hennessey, Oklahoma. We have 2 grown sons. Scott is 25 years old and lives in Norman, Oklahoma. Jeremy is 22 years old and lives in Shawnee, Oklahoma.