Bible Baptist staff
Kim & Shirley Hayes
Kim Hayes was called to the ministry at the age of 18. He began serving in various ministries within Bible Baptist Church and then served as Associate Pastor for 6 years.
In 1983 he was called to be the Lead Pastor and has been ever since! Kim Hayes Pastor Hayes and his wife Shirley have been married since 1976 and they have 4 children and 11 grandchildren.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Pastor Hayes also serves as Chaplain Reserve Deputy to the Grady County Sheriff’s Office and Jail and to the Chickasha Fire and Police Departments as well as serving all areas of law enforcement and emergency service personnel in the county.
David & Pam Brinkman
Dave and Pam Brinkman joined the Bible Baptist Church staff in 1986. David began as the Youth and Music Director and was also in charge of Children’s Ministries.
As the Lord has blessed and the church has grown David became the Associate Pastor in 2000.
David attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and later Patriot Bible University graduating with a degree in Biblical studies. He has also completed a Masters program in Pastoral theology. David and Pam were married in 1988 and have two children and two grandchildren.
Michael & Lori Thompson
Michael and Lori Thompson work together to minister to the Junior High & High School students in our community. In addition, Lori heads up our women's ministry. They have three children: Tyler, Tanner, and Tatum. They have a passion for teenagers and teaching them how God’s word (The Bible) is relevant to their lives. It is their desire to see the teenagers of Chickasha come to know Christ and to equip them with the tools and knowledge to reach their families, schools, and communities with the gospel.
Krystyn has been on staff here at Bible Baptist since August of 2015. She was saved at the age of 17, and has actively served in various ministries within our church. In 2012 Krystyn graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BS in Architectural Engineering, then spent two years in Cambodia teaching English to University students. A few months after returning to the states, God opened a door for her to join our staff and she is now in charge of our children's ministries.
Called to preach at the age of 17, he preached his first revival meeting at the age of 18. Kent has an ongoing perfect attendance record, now over 55 years, never missing one Sunday service in his life. Using a mixture of humor and poignant truth, the word of God comes alive every service in his messages- to ignite and challenge the Church family! Currently in his 15th year of evangelism Kent has traveled over a million miles to different countries and people groups. God continues to use Kent as an instrument to share the message of Jesus Christ to a lost world igniting hearts and changing lives. Ignite Website
Pastor Stephen Volante was born just outside of Boston, MA but was raised in both: Rhode Island and in Western Massachusetts. He married his high school sweetheart, Laurel Towne, from Northampton MA, and trained to be a civil engineer at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke MA. After working ten years in many types of building construction projects with Town Builders, Steve felt God’s call to the ministry. He received his training at Heritage Baptist Institute of the Bible, in Easthampton MA.
During a mission’s conference in his home church, pastored at that time by his father, John Volante, he surrendered to serve the Lord as a missionary wherever God would call him. On a mission’s trip to help with a construction project with, Missionary John Hayes, in Ghana God spoke clearly to Steve’s heart so he and Laurel left Easthampton to serve the Lord in Ghana in August of 1995.
God was mightily blessing the work in Ghana and many were receiving Christ as Savior, but in March of 1997, the day after Easter, God called Laurel home to glory. Steve returned to the USA broken wondering how God would help him raise their three dear children alone. Like only God can do, he brought Missionary Michelle Tilson into Steve’s life to help him live and dream again. They were married on August 29, 1998 and returned to Ghana a year later to continue the work God had entrusted to Steve’s care.
Steve is currently serving as a missionary church planter in Techiman, Ghana where he has labored for the past 20 years. Steve also serves as the African Director and General Director for Mount Abarim Baptist Missions, of Arlington TX.