Pastor Terry, affectionately known as Bro. Dick, has served at First Free Will Baptist Church since April 8th, 2007. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Randall University in Moore, OK from 2017 until May of 2021 and was recently added to the Oklahoma State of Free Will Baptists Executive Board. He is also the clerk for the Center Association of Oklahoma Free Will Baptists.
Bro. Dick was born in Kansas City, Missouri on March 10, 1971. He accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at the age of five and answered the call to full time ministry while attending Randall University (formerly Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College). He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology while winning the Academic Theology Award in 1995.
Bro. Dick married Teresia Roebuck in 1991 and they have two children: Mattie (born in 1999) and Jett (born in 2006).
Bro. Dick has served several churches as Youth and Music Minister in Oklahoma and Arkansas. After serving Sulphur First as Youth and Music Minister in the mid 90’s, the church called Bro. Dick to become their pastor in 2007. He is an avid bass fisherman and loves OU football.
Bro. Dick loves to have a good time, but also loves to preach the Word. He is passionate about building relationships with the people of his church and community.
Beverly Runyan, who grew up in this church, has served as the Church Secretary and Treasurer since November 2012. She worked for the OSU Extension Service for 25 years before retiring and coming to work at the church full time. She and her husband Joe have two daughters and two son-in-laws, Briana and Tracey Laxton, Becca and Jason Ward and 5 wonderful grandchildren, Nadalie & Levi Laxton, Sean, Kylie and Oaklie Ward and they all attend and are members of this church.
Beverly loves spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s activities.
Michelle Wright has been the church custodian since 2013. Before coming to Sulphur First, she worked with special needs clients. She’s married to Jerry Wright and has four children: Shaontel (born in 1998), T.J. (born in 2002), Michael (born in 2008), and Gracie (born in 2009). She also has guardianship over her niece Adrianna (born in 2004). The Wright’s have been attending Sulphur First since 2012.
Michelle loves spending time with her family and cooking.