First Assembly of God Staff
Pastor Jason and Shawna Smith moved to Stigler in April of 2015 after leading the congregation of Haworth First Assembly for 9 years. FUELED by their passion for people the Stigler and surrounding communities quickly embraced by our pastor and his family. Through unorthodox ways Pastor Jason is able to connect with people from all walks of life ultimately seeing their lives TRANSFORMED by the POWER of Jesus.
Pastor Jason didn't get to Stigler easily as he was born in Little Rock and after his father committing suicide he was forced to grow up in a rather undesirable area of town, being exposed to drugs, alcohol, gangs and much more leading to a lifestyle of bad choices and sin. Throughout Jason's journey he knew deep down inside that God has a call on his life, but chose to run until April 1997 and a revival service at Brownsville Assembly of God that completely turned his life upside down.
After experiencing Jesus, Jason immediately made a decision that he would make a difference in the hearts and lives of people that struggled with the hurts, habits and hangup's of life and committed to the ministry. Shortly after being saved God sent through Jason's path Shawna who in return had been praying for God's man for her life and the rest is history. They have two beautiful children Christian (10 Years) and Stella (4 Years).
Since their marriage the Smith's have went above and beyond reaching people as God has opened doors to minister in Arkansas, Florida and now Oklahoma.
Jeff and Michelle Oaks - Administrative Assistant & Missions Director
Jeff came on staff at Stigler First Assembly in January of 2015 and serves the church in many capacities. Jeff and his wife Michelle hearts focus on serving people and engaging in overseas missions as often as possible.Their favorite verse is found in Mark 16:15 when Jesus said unto them, go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Jeff and Michelle have two children Mason (8) and Spencer (3).
From the beginning evangelism and missions have been the central identity of the Assemblies of God. We at Stigler First also embrace this comission and allow it to function as the heartbeat of our church. We support missionaries and missions projects all around the world. Because of God's blessings we've been able to give and help strengthen the hand of our Assemblies of God missionaries and others, from Brazil to Siberia, India to South America, Africa to Mexico, Cuba to Russia and in the US.
In addition we support Teen Challenge centers and Oklahoma Prison Ministries to help people here in our home state to realize the love and grace of God and to believe in his ability to make them a new creation. We are honored to partner with these ministries and missionaries and blessed to have strong shoulders from which we stand of those who worked before us and established a pattern to live a life of love and self-less giving.
If I were to define what a missionary is, it would simply be a person who finds a need and meets it, and who finds a hurt and heals it.
In December of 2013 prior to my second mission trip to India, God spoke to my heart and gave me a burden for orphan Children in India. He also shared with me the means by which to accomplish this work. My wife Michell and I would make and sell cinnamon rolls (Better known as Missionamen Rolls) in order to raise money to provide education, food, clothing, shelter and a loving Christian home for these children. We currently are supporting 5 children in India: Mashesh, Ajay, Joshna, Pushpitha and Poojitha. We met these kids in February of 2015 and they are truly grateful for the support. We consider it such a blessing and honor to be a part of what God is doing around the world through us personally and as a church family. To God be all the glory! The best is yet to come!
Matthew 25:35, 36