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FBC Jenks Kid’s Staff

Name: Keith Badgett

Title: Associate Pastor of Children

Responsibilities: Ministering to Birth – 6th grade by developing life-long followers of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20).  Empowering parents to grab hold of biblical concepts and reinforce them at home (Deuteronomy 6:5 – 9). The four pillars of children’s ministry are:

  • Share the Gospel and allow kids to respond (John 3:16)
  • Teach age appropriate Bible skills that make God’s Word come to life (Hebrews 4:12)
  • Create opportunities for children to serve (1 John 3:18)
  • Instruct them on the importance of prayer (Philippians 4:6).

Hobbies: Playing music, wood working, wrestling with my 3 boys Levi, Porter, & Dane, eating at new hole-in-the-wall restaurants with my wife, Hannah.

Education: BA in Meetings & Destinations Mgmt. (Northeastern State University), Masters of Arts in Christian Education with a Concentration in Family Ministry (Southwestern  Baptist Theological Seminary).

 Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:58- “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your  labor is not in vain.”

Name: Christy Ethridge

Title: Preschool Ministry Director

Responsibilities: Ministering to preschoolers and their families by providing a safe, Bible-based learning environment while parents attend Worship, Small Groups, Bible Studies, or serve within the church. Select and develop Biblically-based, age appropriate curriculum and activities for preschoolers. Direct, recruit, and train volunteers and paid the staff that care for and teach preschoolers. Communicate with and assist ministries that involve the preschoolers at First Baptist Jenks. Oversee the planning of events and Birthday parties in Adventure Land.

Hobbies: Painting, crafts, and all things creative. Having fun with three girls who call her Kiki.

Education: A.A.S. in Early Childhood (A-B Tech), B.A. in Christian Education (SWBTS), Advanced M.A. in Christian Education with concentrations in Teaching and Administration (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary).

Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 61:1- “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to prisoners.”

Name: Janet Seltzer

Title: Director at FBC Jenks Community Preschool

Responsibilities: Director of Community Preschool, a mother’s day out program for preschoolers

Hobbies: Boating and spending time with friends and family.

Education:  Elementary Education major and Spanish minor (Simpson College, Iowa). Serving on staff in the Community Preschool since 1989.

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 127:3- “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”

Name: Dana Cantrell

Title: Ministry Assistant to Students and Children

Responsibilities: Supporting our Pastors and Directors in their ministry to children and their families. Serving for those that are “on the front lines” of leading children to Christ. Assisting with event planning, organization, communications, and ministry support.

Hobbies: Gardening, quilting, creating, and spending time with family which includes my husband Robert of 30 years, 3 daughters, Haleigh, Paige, and Caitlin and three precious grandkids: Ryder, Ryleigh, and Reese.

Education: Attended TCC majoring in Interior Design and Administration.  Started work at FBC Jenks in the Community Preschool in 1997. Began as a Ministry Assistant at First Baptist Jenks in 2000.

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”