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First Baptist Church
201 Commercial Road
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone: 918-456-0668
Email: info@fbctah.org
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Weekly Events
8:15am Worship Service
9:30am Sunday School
10:45am Worship Service
6:00pm Discipleship Classes
  Student Ministries
  Gospel Project for Kids
  Activities for Preschoolers
5:00pm Meal
6:00pm Adult Discipleship classes
  Praiz Kids Musical Academy
7:00pm Prayer Meeting in Room 206
  Adult Choir Practice
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Staff Information

First Baptist Church of Tahlequah, OK
Office Information

Feel free to call us or e-mail us at the below addresses.
Thank you for your time!

Phone: 918-456-0668

Church Office Hours
8:30am - 5:00pm Monday thru Thursday
8:30am - 2:00pm Friday

Staff Contacts

Feel free to call us or e-mail us at the below addresses.  Thank you for your time!



Senior Pastor - Buddy Hunt
Music Minister - Andy Latta
Associate Pastor - Ed Hale
Minister to Students - Bobby Franks
Minister to Preschool/Children - Janalyn Satterwhite
Finance Secretary - Maurice Turney
Ministry Assistant - Shirley Munson
Financial Secretary/Staff Assistant - Terri Fite
Building Manager - John Hendrickson

- Senior Pastor -

Senior Pastor

Rev. Buddy Hunt became our pastor in November 2008. He moved to Tahlequah from the pastorate of Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan, OK. Bro. Buddy previously pastored First Baptist Churches in Perry, Alva, and Spiro. Before entering the pastorate he served as Youth Minister at First Baptist Clinton and First Baptist Duncan as well as Minister of Education at First Baptist Clinton. For six years he served on staff at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

Bro. Buddy has served as President of the Oklahoma Baptist Pastorís Conference and as Vice President of the BGCO. He has served twice on the Nominating Committee for the BGCO and has served on the Committee on Committees for the Southern Baptist Convention. He also completed a four year term on the Board of Directors for the BGCO.

Bro. Buddy is currently serving as volunteer police chaplain to the Tahlequah Police Department. He serves as an officer for the Cherokee County Christian Ministry Alliance and East Central Baptist Association.

Our Pastor is married to Michell and they have two daughters Hilary and Ashley and one granddaughter Blakely. Hilary, Ashley and Blakely also live in Tahlequah.

Email: buddy@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Buddy Hunt
Senior Pastor

- Music Minister -

Music Minister

Bro. Andy and his family moved to Tahlequah in July 2009 from FBC Fairview Heights, Illinois where he served as the Minister of Worship.  Prior to FBC Fairview Heights, he served Trinity Baptist Church in Ada, OK, First Baptist Church Piedmont, OK Hopewell Baptist Church in Bethel Acres, OK and Amity Baptist Church of El Reno, OK. 

Andy has served as the Metro East Baptist Associational Music Director in Illinois for 5 years. He also was chair-man of the Resolutions and Christian Life Committee of the Illinois Baptist State Association for 2 years. Bro. Andy’s musical interests also include participation in the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma for numerous years. 

Andy met his wife Polly while serving at FBC Piedmont.  They have been married for almost 24 years and have two children, Lauren and Drew.  Lauren is a college student attending Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar Missouri and Drew lives at home and attends Tahlequah High School.

Email: andy@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Andy Latta
Music Minister

- Associate Pastor -

Associate Pastor

Bro. Ed was saved in 1982 and was called into full time vocational ministry in 1995. Before his call to ministry he had successful careers in management, UPS, and Sales for Otis Spunkmeyer where he ranked in the top 20 yearly.

Since his call, Bro. Ed has served as Single Adult Minister for Spring Baptist Church, Minister of Education at FBC North Houston, and has served here at FBC as Associate Pastor since January 2006.

Bro. Ed married his soul mate Kim in 1980 and has two lovely daughters Dana who lives in Houston and Laura who lives in Tahlequah. He is grateful for the church family God has given him at FBC.

Email: ehale@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Ed Hale
Associate Pastor

- Minister to Students -

Minister to Students/Families

Bobby joined the staff at FBC Tahlequah in November 2016 as the Student and College Minister. He and his family moved from the Houston, Texas area where he was in full-time and volunteer Student ministry positions for over 18 years. He has been married to Brandi for 19 years. They have four children: Noah, Makenna, Gracie and Alyse. He has a passion for working with students and even though he canít sing, he loves praise and worship music. He enjoys fishing, basketball, golf, football and anything OU.

Email: Bobby@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Bobby Franks
Minister to Students

- Minister to Preschool/Children -

Minister to Preschool/Children

I experienced the blessings of a Christian home that introduced me to God, Jesus and the Bible. At the age of seven, understanding that Jesus had died for my sins, I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior. After being baptized and joining the church, I quickly began to take leadership within the church. Even as a child, I found a place to serve God and was involved in Training Union, GA’s, Children’s Choir and a variety of church programs. These experiences prepared me for the time that God would call me into special service at the age of twelve. Like most twelve year old GA girls, I wanted to go to Africa as a missionary. During my college studies, I increasingly sensed God’s call upon my life to serve on a church staff working with children. My desire is to serve the Lord in His church and to minister to boys and girls and their families as they grow in their understanding of the Gospel. Through personal Bible study, prayer and serving, God shows me His vision for the ministries He has called me to lead. I have been married to Steve Satterwhite for 36 years. We have 3 married children and 3 grandchildren. My hobbies include shopping; crafts; antiques & quilting; music; and time with family.

Email: Janalyn@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

Janalyn Satterwhite
Minister to Preschool/Children

- Finance Secretary -

Email: info@fbctah.org

Phone: 918-456-0668

Maurice Turney
Finance Secretary

- Ministry Assistant -

Ministry Assistant

I was born in Tahlequah and was brought up in a Christian home by Godly and loving parents who always encouraged me to seek the Lord’s path for my life and trust in Him to provide all I needed in life. I surrendered my life to Christ at the age of 10 and was baptized at this First Baptist Church. I have been on a continued journey of growth and following the Lord’s direction ever since. All the years of walking with the Lord, He has carried me through many trials and tribulations that life can bring, has always walked with me, and sometimes carried me, and blessed me immensely throughout my life.

I was fortunate to attend Northeastern University and graduate with both a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and College Teaching. In 1980 I married the love of my life Edward Munson and have been happy raising our family for 36 years. We have three children and two wonderful grandchildren, Tyler age 16 and Caden age 12, who live in Neosho, Missouri. Ed was raised in a Christian home with godly parents but was not saved when we married. I was privileged to be a part of his salvation experience. He trusted the Lord as his savior on Father’s Day in 1981 and it was a special blessing for his parents who were in church with us that day. Together we have enjoyed serving in the church and making it a part of our extended family. In 1994, we relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota where I attended Mitchell Hamline School of Law graduating in 1997. Ed and I both worked in law firms in Minneapolis until retirement in May of 2016. We relocated back to Tahlequah in August 2016 and joined First Baptist Church again in January, 2017. God blessed our lives with a wonderful loving church family in Minnesota for 22 years and a loving church family that we returned to in Tahlequah. God has truly blessed our lives with wonderful Christian friends, a loving church family, and our own family we missed fellowship with for so long. We are happy to be home in Tahlequah!

Email: info@fbctah.org

Phone: 918-456-0668

Shirley Munson
Ministry Assistant

- Financial Secretary/Staff Assistant -

Ministry Assistant

I started going to church at Crescent Valley Baptist Church when I was 6 yrs. old and was a member there into my married life. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 9 yrs. old on the last day of a Spring revival. My brother and dad were also saved at the same time. We were all three baptized at the same time in the bayou several miles from the church, thanks to God’s love and my Mother’s Christian example. I love music and have always been involved in choir. I have been a church organist and have been involved with youth programs and various committees in the church. I am originally from Ft. Gibson and I attended Ft. Gibson schools from grade school through high school. I attended college at Northeastern State University and graduated in 1982. That Summer I married Ed Fite, my wonderful husband, and we have been married for 33 yrs. We live on a ranch on the beautiful Illinois River. We joined First Baptist Church in Nov., 2011. God has blessed our lives with a wonderful and loving church family and we have seen His hand at work in our lives and the lives of our family and friends.

Email: terri@fbctah.org

Phone: 918-456-0668

Terri Fite
Ministry Assistant

- Building Manager -

Building Manager

John is originally from Muskogee and was baptized at Blvd Christian Church of Muskogee. He has been a member at First Baptist Tahlequah since May 2011. He attended school at Southern Nazarene University. He married his wife Tammie in June 2012. He has 4 children and 2 step children from ages 16 to 23. He has one 2 Ĺ year old granddaughter.

Email: info@fbctah.org
Phone: 918-456-0668

John Hendrickson
Building Manager

First Baptist Church of Tahlequah, OK