---Statement of Faith

 
As a church family, we are united in our core beliefs.
We invite you to study and learn about God’s direction for your life.
 
Jesus Christ is the one and only sacrifice for our sins and he arose from the dead
(1 Corinthians 15:1-8; John 3:16).
 
The Bible is the inspired Word of God – a lamp to our feet and a light to our path
(2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:10).
 
Every person has worth as a creation of God, but all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
 
Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord (John 3:16).
 
Those willing to obey Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith and be baptized into him for forgiveness of sins (Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38).
 
The church is the Body of Christ on earth, is empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to save the lost and edify the saved (Ephesians 4:1-16).
 
Jesus Christ will one day return to take God’s children to be with him forever
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
 
 
 
 
 
---Sheperds/Elders
We believe that the Bible clearly tells us to have shepherd, or elders, lead the local congregation (1 Peter 5, 1 Timothy 3).
These men are dedicated to leading like the good shepherd – Jesus.
 
 
 
 
Guy Hufstedler
 
 
 
 
 
 
Warren Rivers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shane Sawyer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jerry Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
---Ministry Staff
Often seen as the face of the church, our church staff has been hired to fulfill the tangible, day to day ministries of the church. Our shepherds have hired this staff to move us forward in our mission and purpose to reach others with the gospel of Jesus.
 

Jake Perkins

 
Jake and his wife Allison joined our church family in the summer of 2014. They have two boys who are full of energy and excitement. Jake graduated from Oklahoma State in 2000 and recieved a master’s degree in family ministry from Oklahoma Christian in 2005. Jake and Allison are passionate about sharing the life of Jesus and serving people.
 
 

Barry Hobson

 
Barry came to Canadian in 2004 and has been a huge blessing to our teens and their families. A graduate in youth ministry from Abilene Christian, Barry has an unconquerable energy and love to show teens the Christian life. Barry is a gifted musician and song leader.
 
 
---Deacons
Our deacons serve our church family in a number of ways. They oversee our children’s ministry, worship services, outreach, building and grounds, world missions, adult education, and much more. These men and their wives work with our elders and staff to fulfill the mission and vision God has given us. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyle Barnett
 
 
 
 
 
 
David Calabrese
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shannon Cochran
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kirk Collier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cody Culwell
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dan Dockray
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geoff Dockray
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Hallum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colby Leach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kelly Ward