Born June 25, 1976, to believing parents, Ryan made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 12. He grew up in the United Methodist Church, and in 1997, while in college, Ryan surrendered to the ministry. At college, Ryan was discipled by a Baptist campus minister and began attending a Southern Baptist church. In 2000, Ryan graduated from Oklahoma State University and began serving as the ministry director at a Christian sports camp where he met his wife, Jennifer. The couple married in 2002 and the Lord has blessed them with five wonderful children: Brady, Haley, Hannah, and twin girls Abby and Kate. Ryan was licensed to ministry in 2008 and ordained as a Pastor/Elder in 2015. He is currently studying at the BMA Seminary in Jacksonville, TX.
Ryan’s passion is to proclaim the truth of God’s word in a way that is Christ-centered, faithful to the text of scripture, and applicable to today. His greatest pleasure in ministry is to see people come to Christ through the proclamation of the gospel and to see them mature in Christ through the context of personal discipleship relationships.
Lyndall came to serve First Baptist Church of Piedmont in 2011. Lyndall graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1995 with a degree in music education. He then received his master's degree in music ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Although a transplant from his home state of Missouri, Lyndall has served in music ministry (education and youth ministries) to churches since 1993 in Stratford, OK, Stephenville, TX, and Neosho, MO prior to joining FBC Piedmont. His wife, Kari, joins him in leading the music team as our pianist (among other roles). They have one son, Landon, and are praying to adopt another child as God will direct them.
In addition to his love of music, Lyndall is a passionate fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, OKC Thunder, and the Missouri Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners football. He loves spending time growing relationships with people everywhere he goes and especially loves seeing people’s desire to grow in their walk with the Lord through small groups and one-on-one conversations.
“I desire to see the existing church be more than just a gathering place where people sit and absorb information. I pray we act on what we are taught and teach others to make disciples as Matthew 28:19 states. I also desire that people see their roles as vital and important in serving God and be encouraged to jump in with both feet. This means teaching others how to hear the Holy Spirit's voice given to them by God and to follow Him in obedience, which brings us into deeper and more powerful times of worship to God. We are here to bring God glory, both privately and corporately. I have the honor of doing this by guiding us musically and through prayer and Scripture every Sunday. There’s no greater joy for me than to see His people maturing in their faith and exalting the name of Jesus.” - Lyndall
Timothy was born in Claremore, Oklahoma to two godly parents who faithfully raised him up in such a way that Christ was constantly glorified and held before him and his brothers. Timothy responded to Christ in faith at the age of six and a desire to serve in the church grew in him over the years until he committed his life to full-time vocational ministry at the age of seventeen. In order to serve to the utmost of his ability, Timothy studied and graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University (B.A. in Biblical Languages) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. in Christian Ministry). Timothy and his wife Erin met at Oklahoma Baptist University. Erin enjoys creating art and singing.
Timothy’s ultimate desire is to teach the Bible in such a way that the supreme excellence and glorious beauty of Jesus would shine forth above all else, in the hope that children and their families would see this glorious Jesus of the Bible and come to know and devote their lives to him for his name’s sake. He also desires to come alongside parents, equipping and supporting them as they disciple their children in fulfillment of their God-given role as parents to train up their children in the way they should go (Prov 22:6).
Timothy is serious about the transforming and sustaining power of the gospel in the lives of children and parents alike. He says, “There is a deep need for biblical teaching in Children’s Ministry rather than the childcare and behavior modification mentalities that have prevailed in many churches. Children don’t need a different gospel. Children don’t need a lesser, easier gospel. Children need the same gospel that everyone else needs. They need the gospel of Jesus Christ that is able to transform and sustain the hearts of those who believe by grace through faith (Eph 2:8-10; Ezek 36:26).”
Jennifer has always had a passion for children and teaching. This passion led her to become a preschool teacher in our weekday program, 373 Kids, for a few years before becoming the Preschool Director. Jennifer has been serving as the Preschool Director for FBC Piedmont since August 2015. Whether it’s during our weekday program, Sundays, or Wednesday nights, Jennifer absolutely loves teaching preschoolers, educating them about Jesus, and sharing the Bible with them. Her desire is to make sure Jesus is taught during the Mother’s Day Out and Private Pre-K programs during the week. Jennifer enjoys getting the parents involved by talking to them about their preschoolers and what is going on in their lives.
Jennifer and her husband, Regan, have been blessed with two daughters, Ava and Kaitlyn. Jennifer is very involved in both of her daughters’ schools and absolutely loves inviting everyone she meets to our church and to learn more about Jesus.