Charlie Blount (Lead Pastor)
Charlie is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the church. This is done publicly through the preaching of God’s word. Behind the scenes Charlie leads out with the church staff and other leadership.
Charlie has been with us at FBCER since August 2008. Charlie and his wife, Renee, have been married for 10 years and have a daughter, Avery and twin boys, Ethan and Evan. Prior to serving in El Reno, he served both as Pastor and Student Pastor of other SBC churches.
Charlie’s desire for FBCER is that we would be a community of men and women who passionately pursue Christ and view Him as sufficient for every need in life.
Glen Chapman (Administration & Worship Pastor)
Glen is responsible for leading and coordinating all of the church’s efforts in administration and worship. He leads out on Sunday mornings and during rehearsal time throughout the week as well as managing the church facilities and finances.
Glen has been serving at FBCER since September of 1990. Glen is married to Barbara and they have five children and five grandchildren. Glen has served in several other churches in Oklahoma and Texas before coming to FBCER.
Glen and Barbara are excited at the opportunity FBCER has to impact El Reno and the surrounding area. To the glory of God, we are becoming a church with a larger impact to the east, west, south, and north of El Reno.
Tyler Kelley (Family & Discipleship Pastor)
Tyler is responsible for directing and leading our family ministy. He leads out weekly on Wednesday nights and with other events throughout the week and year with our children’s ministry. He is also responsible for the discipleship process for all FBCER members and directs and leads out with the small group ministry.
Tyler joined the ministerial staff at First in April of 2009. Previously he has served at Brookwood Baptist Church in Oklahoma City as Student Ministries Intern and Associate Minister of Students. Tyler is a graduate of Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City.
He has a strong desire to see people get serious about following Jesus. He also believes that great days are ahead for FBCER and he and Andi are excited to be a part of what God is doing!
Derek McCarver (Student & Worship Pastor)
Derek is responsible for leadership in both the Student Ministry and Worship team. He leads the midweek student gathering, Refuge, and coordinates various other student events throughout the year. Derek also leads worship with our FBCER Worship Band.
Derek joined the staff at FBCER in October 2009. Derek and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 9 years and have one daughter, Zoe. Before joining our team he worked in middle school ministry at Quail Springs Baptist Church in OKC.
Derek’s prayer for FBCER is that we would be people who no longer live for themselves but live for Jesus in every area of their lives.