Transitional Pastor

James Swain

James Swain is the Equipping Team Leader for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.  He has served in this position since March 2015.  Prior to serving in this role he served as the Director of Conference Centers for the BGCO for 5 years.  Prior to joining the BGCO he served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Kingfisher, Oklahoma from 2004 to 2010.  He has also served as pastor of he College Heights Baptist Church of Chickasha, Calvary Baptist Church of Sulphur, and First Baptist Church of Medford.  Prior to entering the pastorate he served in the youth ministry at the First Baptist Church of Purcell, First Baptist Church of Marlow, and the Central Baptist Church of Marlow.  He is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and holds a Doctor of Educational Ministry degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He and his wife Julie have been married for 27 years and have 2 adult children:  Josh and Kendra.  The Swains live in Oklahoma City and are members of the Southern Hills Baptist Church.

Associate and Youth Pastor

Shane Norton

Shane has served as the Youth Pastor since May 2004. He was named Associate Pastor in March 2013. Shane graduated from SWBTS in December 2008, with a Master of Arts in Christian Education.  He and his wife Amy were married in July 2002.  They have three daughters, Abby Grace, Reese, and Meleah, and two sons, Cam and Lincoln. In his free time, Shane enjoys spending time with his family, songwriting, running, and playing basketball.


Interim Associate Pastor

Bob Lee

Bob Lee has served in the ministry for over sixty years.  He has served in various positions including pastor, music minister, bible college teacher and hospital chaplain.  Bob is currently serving as part-time Minister of Pastoral Care at Ardmore First Baptist Church and Interim Associate Pastor at Marietta First Baptist Church.  He is a graduate of the Orthodox Baptist Institute, Villa College and Southwestern Baptist Seminary.  He and his wife Pat have been married for 59 years.  They have three children, twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. 

Interim Worship Pastor

Eric Gallaway

Eric Gallaway has served as Interim Worship Pastor since 2015.  This is his second time to serve as Interim at Marietta’s First Baptist Church.  He has also led worship in several churches in New Mexico.  Eric has been the Instrumental Music Director of Marietta Public Schools since 1993.  He has a Bachelors of Music Education and a Masters of Music from Eastern New Mexico University.  Eric and his wife, Danise, just celebrated 25 years of marriage.  They have two children Addison, 16, and Aldan, 12.  All of the Gallaways are active in the music ministry of Marietta’s First Baptist Church.


Theresa Mason

Theresa Mason has been a member of Marietta's First Baptist Church since August of 2013, and began employment as the church secretary/ treasurer, since June 2014. She and her husband of 29 years, Jerry, have three married children, Zachary, Natasha and Ethan, and three grandchildren, Chloe, Caden and Corbin. Theresa loves helping and serving others, which has made her work at the church a  great ministry. She spends her free time spoiling her grandchildren, gardening, raising chickens, attending auctions with her husband, and shopping.

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