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.
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.
Custodian - Jennifer
Jennifer is a life-long resident of the Rogers community and graduate of Rogers High School. She has been a part of the First Baptist family since her high school days. She has served as church custodian since January, 2016. She formerly served as our Ministry Assistant for more than 5 years.
Jennifer, and her husband Lee, have been married since 2002 and have 3 daughters; Jesika, Tanner, and Trinity. Lee works in the HVAC and Refrigeration business and is a Regional Maintenance Manager for Whataburger LLC.
Jennifer enjoys cooking, reading, scrapbooking, photography, and travel.