Mario Pineda

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season…Jesus came into Galilee preaching the gospel…And he gave some, evangelists… Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel…For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gosple…it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe…How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace…These things, speak and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.  Let no man despise thee…Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.”

“A preacher works for Christ, not the congregation;  he preaches to, not for, the brethren.  He works for God with brethren.  He comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.  He spends himself and is willing to be spent.  He becomes all things to
all men to save some. The temptation is to give “the right hand of fellowship” when they need “a kick in the shins.  I Cor. 4:2 is comforting – preachers are not asked to be successful – only faithful”  Charles Hodge

Ministers Who Have Done Local Work

Bro Baugh 1934
Melvin Vaughm 1934
Bro. McDoagle 1934
Bro. Griffin Oct 1934
Bro. Manseur Oct 1934
Roy Neal (Gas City) 1934
Jerry Thompson (Velma) Nov. 11, 1935-36
Bro. Frazier May 1, 1936
Earl E. Smith full time 1937
A.N. Kennedy (of Hugo) March 1937
R.O. Webb 1939-Nov 1942
Claude Clevenger (part time) early 1939
Marvin McKeever 1943
B.L. Bryant 1944
B.L. Bryant 1945
Virgil Bryant 1945
Granville Jones 1945
Richard Romine 1945
Virgil Bryant 1946 -1947
Kenneth Mansur 1948
Norman Keener 1949-50
Haskell England 1950-52
Bert Perry 1952 -1954
Don Hicks July 1954 – Oct 1959
Loren Gieger Jan. 1960 – 1962
Vernon Williams 1962-1965
Loyd L. Hatfield 1965-1967
Johnny Cannon July 1967 – Sept. 1968
Art Smith Dec. 1968 – Dec 1969
Johnny Baker Feb. 1969 – Feb. 1970
M. Lee Peters Feb. 1970 – Apr. 1972
Larry Jackson and others fill in part time
 Jerry Hurst June1972 – Apr. 1977
Wayne L. Zuck Nov. 1977 – Apr. 1979
Mario Pineda June 1979 – Present