Pastor Greg serves as the Senior Pastor of Graceway Baptist Church and has done so for 16 years. He has been in the ministry since the age of 19, having served on the staff of churches in Oklahoma, Texas and Georgia. In these churches, he has served as Minister of Music, Minister to Students (both youth and college students) and as Associate Pastor, covering a nine year span. He served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Chelsea, OK (1988-1991); First Baptist Church of Tuttle, OK (1991-1996) and Graceway (1996-present).
Pastor Greg married Sami Cathey on September 21,1984. They have three adult children: Taylor (married to Jennifer Mann), Jenny (married to Isaac Queen) and Chelsea (married to Jeremy Davis). They have 4 grandchildren (Maverick Davis, Michaiah Keenen, Molly Queen, & Easton Keenen) and another on the way. Sami sings in the church choir, the praise team, leads Bible Studies for Women, is a leader in the Women's Ministry and various other responsibilities. Her main focus is to love and serve the Lord as a wife and mother.
The verses that best define his ministry are found in Colossians 1:28-29:
"Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me." (ESV)
This leads him to generally preach verse by verse through books of the Bible with a desire to preach the whole counsel of God. He has preached in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee as well as Honduras, Australia, Venezuela and India. Most recently training pastors in India with the Ron Herrod Evangelistic Missions Association. Pastor Greg studied at Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) and Criswell College (Dallas, TX ) and holds a Master of Arts Degree (with honors) in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice Seminary and University (Lithonia, GA ).
Dale Marshall serves as associate pastor helping to facilitate our worship and music ministry as well as serving as our church administrator helping to oversee the day to day operations of Graceway. Dale is a lifetime south Oklahoma City resident. Dale graduated from OU and worked in the banking software industry before beginning to serve as music director at Graceway in the fall of 1988 and then full-time associate pastor in early 1992.
Dale married Susan (Smith) Marshall in June of 1979. They have two adult sons, Brandon (married to Nicki Lewis) and Aaron. They also have 3 grandchildren (Lauren, Jack, & Lily). Susan also serves at Graceway as financial secretary and purchasing coordinator. Susan is heavily involved with Mission 405 and enjoys facilitating events of all types at the church.
“My favorite verses are found in Lamentations 3:22-24.”
22 Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24 "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!" NKJV
“Our God renews His mercies toward us every day! How could we not want to lift our voices and sing praises to Him daily and certainly all the more when we gather together as a church family.”
Isaac was saved and called to be a minister of Jesus Christ at the age of 18. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2013 with a degree in Biblical studies as well as an applied ministry minor specializing in youth ministry. Isaac moved to Oklahoma with his parents Greg and Kelly, and his sister Rachel (married to Kacy Swires) in 2000. On June 21, 2014 He married the love of his life, Jenny Keenen and they both have a passion for leading students to Christ and the cross. They have a beautiful daughter, Molly Jane, and are expecting another little one in March! He is committed to making disciples, preaching the Gospel, loves rock climbing and is an avid Spider-man fan.
Isaac has adopted Galatians 2:20 as his life verse "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." (ESV).
His philosophy for student ministry is based on the fact that "teenagers are at the point in their lives when the decisions they make now will impact the person they will be in the future. It is absolutely essential for students to realize that their identity is found solely in knowing that in Christ they are new creations!"