Minister of Music and Worship: Ken Austin
- Minister of Music and Worship
Ken Austin serves as our Minister of Music.
gives in-depth attention and direction to the church's worship and music ministries throughout the week.
This added attention gives Ken
the opportunity to develop a full instrumental section to accompany the worship services.
already uses guitars, a piano, a keyboard, a bass guitar, drums and an organ and is looking to add other instruments such as horns and woodwinds as well.
leads adult choir and is helping the church develop new choirs for all age groups.
does a great job of blending new praise music and time-honored hymns in a very uplifting and dynamic worship experience that deeply connects the worshippers to the heart of God.
Ken was born in Tulsa and raised in Bristow, Oklahoma where he was highly involved in band, choir and drama throughout his school years.
graduated in 1979 from Oklahoma Baptist University
in Shawnee, where he
wife, Diana (McQuerry).
studies in music and church ministry by taking classes from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
has served in music ministry for over 28 years in churches throughout Oklahoma.
For the past 12 years he has also served as the worship leader for children's camp at Falls Creek.
enjoys all types of music and relates very well to all types and ages of people.
In addition to leading our music ministries, Ken
also helps in increasing First Baptist's participation in local and foreign mission projects.
has participated in or helped lead previous trips to Venezuela, Mexico, Russia, China and Australia.
calling to First Baptist, Ken
said, "I believe God has gifted me with mercy and the ability to encourage others by helping them discover their "sweet spot" and use the gifts and/or develop the talents that the Lord has given them.
and his wife Diana, who is a school music teacher, have two daughters, Jessica Rubicam and Lindsay Rhodes, both grown and married.
enjoys riding his
motorcycle with friends, playing tennis, playing golf with his
dad, dating Diana and playing in the bluegrass band, Dutch Creek.