Brent was raised in a Christian home and grew up attending Southern Hills Baptist Church in OKC. He surrendered to Christian service while attending Falls Creek in the summer of 1993. Brent began serving as Pastor of Franklin Baptist Church on September 4, 2011. Brent’s love for Christ and His Church is demonstrated by two decades of service in churches of every size. Having preached and baptized in 13 countries on several continents, he has seen the power and presence of God working mightily in the hearts and lives of a variety of people. In addition to his ministry in the local church, Brent spent over 9 years (2009 to 2018) serving as Chief Operating Officers of one of Oklahoma’s leading non-profits – Reaching Souls International. As Chief Operating Officer of Reaching Souls Brent lead the growth and expansion of the work of over 2,000 National Missionaries serving in 11 countries. Prior to Franklin Baptist Church, he served as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Newcastle, OK; Calvary Baptist Church in Sulphur, OK; and Bi-vocational Pastor of Southern Heights Baptist Church in El Reno, OK. He is a graduate of Westmoore High School, Oklahoma Baptist University (BA 1997), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity 2002).
Brent and his wife, Keely, have three children: Hunter, Hattie, and Maebree.
The McCloy Family
Associate Pastor Youth & Music John McCloy
John was called to Franklin Baptist Church as the Associate Pastor of Youth in September 2014. He surrendered to full-time Christian service during the same time. He previously had served as the College and Career leader at Western Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. In August 2016, he accepted the call to become the Associate Pastor of Youth & Music at Franklin Baptist Church. In addition to his ministry at Franklin, he serves as a Regional Resource Development Director for Salvation Army Arkansas/Oklahoma Division. He graduated High School in 2009 and completed his Bachelors in Business Administration in Management from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2018.
John and his wife, Noel, have two children: Cash and Everly.