Pastor Danny is the senior pastor and has served in Free Will Baptist churches most of his life. He was raised in the home of a pastor, and he has served as a pastor for more than forty years. God has blessed Pastor Danny with successful leadership and church growth in the places he has served as pastor. We are excited to see what God is going to do here with the ministry of Fort Gibson's First Free Will Baptist Church.

a man and woman smiling and posing for a picture
a man and woman smiling and posing for a picture
Pastor Danny & Shirley Hester
Pastor Marlon & Sherry Douthit

Pastor Marlon is the associate pastor and has served in Free Will Baptists churches in Arkansas, Florida, and Oklahoma. He was raised in a pastor's home and answered the call to preach at 14 years old. He has served as pastor or associate pastor in five different churches and as an evangelist. Marlon and Sherry also have a ministry of singing Southern Gospel Music.

Randy & Lisa Rice

Randy Rice is the worship leader and has served in this capacity over the past 15+ years in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Along with his wife, Mrs. Lisa Rice, Mrs. Carla Cooper, and the pianist, Mrs. Carol Bolinger, Randy arranges a mix of traditional and contemporary worship music for the choir and congregation, providing a welcoming atmosphere for the Lord to meet with us in every worship service.