Steve GrahamCoordinator


Dr. Graham is a native Oklahoman, born in OKC and raised in Alva and Enid. He has served on church staffs in Fairview, OK, Hereford, TX, Dallas, TX and Shawnee, OK. Steve served also as Pastor at First Baptist Church of Fairview, Spring Creek Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, and Second Baptist Church in Liberty, MO.

Prior to accepting his position as Coordinator for the CBF of Oklahoma, Steve spent five years as Director of Ministerial Excellence for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship resource center in Atlanta. His primary focus during those years had been connecting ministers and lay leaders to peer learning groups through the Initiative for Ministerial Excellence. Under Steve’s leadership, the network grew to more than a hundred and thirty peer learning groups consisting of more than one-thousand participating ministers. Beyond this, Steve has worked also to develop annual retreats and workshops to enrich and renew pastors.

Steve is married to Jennifer Lackey Graham and they have two adult children, Jeffrey and Whitney. Dr. Graham holds degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University (B.A.), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.).


2015 – 2016 Coordinating Council


Tammy Fetzer – Moderator (NewHaven, Lawton)

Deniese Dillon – Moderator-Elect (First Baptist, Tulsa)

Larry Stevens –Past Moderator (Spring Creek, OKC)

Bill Owen – Acting Treasurer / Finance Chair (Northwest Baptist, Ardmore)

Crystal Byrd – Recorder (First Baptist, Norman)

Dan Hobbs – Parliamentarian (NorthHaven, Norman)

Lana Bolhouse – Personnel Committee Chair (First Baptist, OKC)

Darryl DeBorde – Missions Committee Chair (Braden Park, Tulsa)


Terms Expiring in 2016

Michael Cappo – University Baptist Church (Shawnee, OK)

Darryl DeBorde – Braden Park Baptist Church (Tulsa, OK)

David Hopper – First Baptist Church (Norman, OK)

John Mills – University Heights Baptist Church (Stillwater, OK)

Bill Owen – Northwest Baptist Church (Ardmore, OK)

Carolyn Steinig – NewHaven Baptist Church (Lawton, OK)

Justin Tarwater – Tulledega Hills Baptist Church (Henryetta, OK)


Terms Expiring in 2017

Lana Bolhouse – Spring Creek Baptist Church (Oklahoma City, OK)

Donna Evers – NorthHaven Baptist Church (Norman, OK)

Leonard Ezell – Northwest Baptist Church (Ardmore, OK)

Paul Hammond – First Baptist Church (Shawnee, OK)

Jill Hatcher – First Baptist Church (Norman, OK)

Beverly Kirk – St. John Missionary Baptist Church (Oklahoma City, OK)

Connor Knudsen – First Baptist Church (Norman, OK)


Terms Expiring in 2018

Linda Hicks – First Baptist Church (Oklahoma City, OK)

Crystal Byrd – First Baptist Church (Norman, OK)

Wil Brown – American Indian Baptist Church (Hobart, OK)

Charles Leggett – First Baptist East (Lawton, OK)

Mike Bumgarner – NorthHaven Baptist Church (Norman, OK)

Tom James – First Baptist Church (Norman, OK)