Senior Pastor - Dr. Allen Raynor
Allen was born and raised near Claremore, OK. He grew up doing farm work, was active in sports, and also active in church. After High School graduation, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Political Science from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK. He later graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he earned both a Master of Divinity degree (2004) and later a Doctor of Ministry degree (2012). He has pastored churches in Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, and has been at First Baptist, Rogers since 2013.
Allen and his wife Tommi were married in 1993 and were blessed with 4 children: Rebekah, Mark, Ryan, and Devin. They tragically lost Devin in 2017. Tommi works as a labor and delivery nurse at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Allen enjoys football, baseball, woodworking, gardening, home repair and maintenance, auto repair and maintenance, classic tractors, reading, westerns, guns, and classic country music. He also treasures time with his family.
Associate Pastor/Youth Pastor - Robert Copeland
Robert is a native of South Texas and graduate of Gregory-Portland High School. He attended college at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) in Belton, TX playing football and earning a double-major in Psychology and Theater. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
Robert is married to the love of his life Kristy and they have three children Hunter, Emma, and Jeremiah. Kristie works as an elementary school teacher.
Robert teaches school in nearby Academy. He is passionate about young people and helping them get, and keep their lives on the right track and develop a personal walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Since 2009 Robert has served as youth pastor at First Baptist Church. In 2017 the role of Associate Pastor was added to his responsibilities. His love and passion for the Lord’s church grows right along with his love for young people. He pours his heart and soul into their lives and the overall body of Christ.
Robert loves just about all sports, but especially football and baseball. He loves to play golf every chance he gets. He also is a big fan of fantasy football. He enjoys cooking (especially barbeque), loves movies, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Music Minister-Jake Kral
Jake grew up in the Temple area and came to know Christ as Savior and Lord at a young age. He is a 2013 graduate of Dallas Baptist University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in the interdisciplinary studies of Business and Music Business with a Minor in Biblical Studies. Jake has served as a part of mission teams who have gone to both Russia and to Venezuela. Jake has experience working as Worship Leader, Youth Leader, and Media and Technical Director, spanning churches in both Arkansas and Texas. Jake has served First Baptist Church of Rogers as Music Minister since July, 2021.
In his spare time, Jake enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, travel, the guitar, and spending time with his family. Jake, and his wife Heather were married in 2018 and have been richly blessed with a daughter and a son. Heather works as a nurse at McLane’s Children’s Hospital in Temple.
Jake seeks to serve the Lord through leading passionate, creative worship music driven by God’s grace.
Ministry Assistant - Stephanie
Stephanie has served as Ministry Assistant at First Baptist Church of Rogers since August, 2018. She is a native of Cameron, TX and a 2002 graduate of Cameron High School. She later earned an Associate’s Degree from Central Texas College in Killeen (2012). She and her family lived in Alaska for 7 years while her husband was stationed there with the Army.
Stephanie and Doug have 2 children, Jordan and Haylee. Doug is a Commerical Superintendent for Max Alley Construction Company.
In her spare time Stephanie enjoys movies, sports, working out, going to the lake, and spending time with her husband and kids.