PASTORS | ELDERS
TED JOHNSON – SENIOR PASTOR
Ted has been the preaching pastor since our founding in 2007. His ministry emphasizes careful verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible and encouragement to actively live out the faith and share the good news of Jesus with the world around.
Ted has enjoyed actively serving within the church since college. He was an industrial engineer for seven years prior to feeling compelled to preach God’s Word and help lead His church full-time. Before coming to The Bible Church of Owasso, Ted earned a Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary and served for three years as an Associate Pastor at Tulsa Bible Church.
Ted’s wife, Beth, is the love of his life and his helper in the ministry. Ted and Beth love living in Owasso and are blessed to have three children. Ted enjoys being outdoors, reading, competitive sports, family time, and spending time with other believers.
CHUCK FINSTER – ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Chuck has served Christ in full-time ministry for over twenty years. God granted him salvation during his childhood in his hometown of Portland, OR. After graduating from Oregon State University, Chuck worked in the service/sales industry in Houston, TX. During those years, Chuck’s desire to serve the Lord in full-time ministry grew, and he left the business world to attend The Master’s Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree.
Since that time, the Lord has allowed Chuck to serve in associate pastor roles in both Alabama and Kansas. He also served as senior pastor for several years. Chuck loves the church of God; his passions in ministry include discipling men, equipping the saints for ministry, and using his administrative/teaching gifts to serve the body of Christ. Chuck’s partner in ministry is his wife, Kathy. They have three adult children: Scott and his wife, Chelsea, Mark, and Rebecca.
ANDREW RAMOS – ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Andrew became a Christian as an undergraduate student in Seattle, Washington. Upon completing his studies, he joined the United States Army and served as an infantry officer for five years. During his time in the Army, Andrew grew in his love for the local church and served as a Sunday school teacher at Faith Baptist Church of Fairbanks, AK. It was during this season that Andrew developed a passion for teaching the Bible and sensed a need for ministry training.
Andrew then moved to Los Angeles, California where he completed his Master of Divinity at the Master’s Seminary. For the last five years he has had the privilege of serving in the GraceLife fellowship group and local outreach ministries at Grace Community Church. Andrew loves to preach Christ and help others to marvel at the glory of God. He and his wife Stephanie have one child, Haddon, and are excited to serve the Lord and His body at BCO.
ANDREW COPLEY – ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Andrew serves as the Pastor for Youth and Assimilation. He enjoys teaching the Bible and equipping young people to love Christ and serve His Church. Andrew has a special desire to build up the Church through instruction in the Old Testament. He also has a passion for building intentional biblical community and practicing hospitality, and equipping others to do the same.
God mercifully gave Andrew faith in Christ as a young child. He has been a part of strong, biblical churches his whole life, and has had the privilege of being affirmed and mentored by godly elders as he has moved towards a calling to full time ministry. Andrew has a Master of Arts in English from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Divinity from the Master’s Seminary.
Andrew is married to his lovely wife Carly and they have three children. The Copleys love classic literature, coffee, and exploring God’s creation. Andrew also enjoys playing music and brewing coffee.
TERRY DEVITT – ELDER
After retiring from 24 years in the energy industry in 2001, Terry served as deacon and counseling director at Tulsa Bible Church until the BCO church plant in 2007. He served as assistant pastor at BCO until his retirement in June, 2019.
Terry is ACBC certified and holds a Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling from Master’s University. Terry loves meeting with people to encourage them from the Word of God, and helping them find God’s timeless answers to the problems of life.
His beloved wife, Pam, was received into heaven in 2018. He has two beautiful daughters and four grown grandchildren.
STEVE WEIR – ELDER
Steve serves our church as an Elder, with a special giftedness at teaching God’s truth and a heart to see people grow in their knowledge of His Word. Steve served faithfully as an elder at Tulsa Bible Church for 15 years prior to becoming one of the initial elders of The Bible Church of Owasso when the church was planted.
Steve is a local veterinarian and is married to his wonderful wife, Pam. The Weirs make their home in Claremore, OK and have three grown sons.
JEFF FERGUSON – ELDER
Jeff serves as an Elder in the Gospel Life flock. He is gifted in teaching and the spiritual and practical wisdom that has come from years of studying the Scriptures. Jeff previously served as a deacon from the founding of BCO in 2007 and counts it a joy to serve the congregation at BCO.
Jeff works as an engineer in Tulsa. He is husband to Amy and father to three lovely daughters.
JAY FOREMAN – ELDER
Jay serves as Elder in the College and Career flock. After graduating from University of Missouri-Rolla, he left the family farm to work in the Oil and Gas Industry. He retired after 33 years and 11 moves. Along the way, he served the local church in various official capacities and taught adult Sunday School. He also participated in community youth development as a shooting sports instructor.
Jay and his lovely wife, DeeDee, have five grown sons and one daughter.
ROB HOLLER- ELDER
Rob serves as an Elder in the Sojourner’s flock with a giftedness in teaching God’s Word. By God’s providence Rob found the Bible Church of Owasso in 2014 following his search for a Biblically faithful church after his conversion in 2012.
Rob has worked as a salesman, a pipe fitter and plumber, and has managed a local small business since 2006. He has been married to his wife and best friend, Brenda, since 1986. The Hollers make their home in Owasso, and have been blessed with three grown daughters, three sons by marriage, and five grandchildren.
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