July 2018  
Director of Missions

Matt Spann

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Matt has been serving as Director of Missions since August of 2014. His vision for our churches lines up with the purposes of our association: to establish, enlarge, and extend our churches. He wants to see churches that are strong and growing, churches comprised of believers who are maturing in their faith and who are continually seeking to reach outward to those who've yet to experience a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. He works to encourage and develop our pastors and church leaders, helping them improve their skills and lead their churches to be on mission locally, in other parts of America, and overseas.

Matt and his wife LuSinda have four children: Karrington is married to Tyler Swadley and lives in Kansas City where Tyler attends MWBTS; Paul is studying Physical Therapy at OUHSC, Lydia is in her final semester at Baylor University, and Caleb is a 9th grader. The Spann family served overseas through the IMB in Madagascar from 2003 to 2013.

Matt lived in a number of places growing up, including Brazil where his parents served as missionaries from 1972 to 1976. He served as youth minister while in college and seminary in Texas, then moved to Orlando, Florida, where he was a church planter from 1988 to 1990, then pastor from 1990 to 1993. From 1994 to 1998, he served as a missionary through the IMB in Moscow, Russia, until his first wife Carol's death from breast cancer in 1998. Matt met LuSinda, originally from Mooreland, Oklahoma, in 1999 while he was in Fort Worth at SWBTS working as an Associate Candidate Consultant with the IMB. They married in 2000 and went overseas to France in 2002, then Madagascar the next year.

Matt enjoys running, swimming, reading, playing guitar, and working in the yard. He also enjoys "hanging out" with his children and  granddaughter Lily Grace.



Ministry Associate

Ronda Spena

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Ronda has been on staff as Ministry Associate since September of 2011. She is the office administrator and chief cook and bottle-washer for associational gatherings at the Baptist Center.

She is married to Marty Spena, Minister of Music and Missions, FBC-Enid. They met at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where they were both earning their Masters degree in music. They have 3 adult children living in North Carolina and Chicago. Ronda is also the pianist at FBC-Enid and is on the Women's Ministry Team.

In her spare time, Ronda enjoys teaching voice and piano lessons to her students and bargain-hunting at estate sales.

BCM Director

Josiah White

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