Thank you for taking the time to check out our website and specifically to look at our staff page. I am honored to have been called to lead this great group of believers! A little about me: My wife Emily and I were married in 2012, and the Lord has blessed us with four wonderful children. I was born and raised in Hutchinson Kansas and was blessed to have godly parents who made sure that I knew the truth about Christ! I accepted Christ and made Him the Lord of my life at a young age and felt the Lord calling me into ministry when I was 18. I graduated from Southwest Baptist University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to accepting the call to serve at Sharon I was the pastor at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Centralia Illinois. My prayer for you is that you will find peace with God through His Son Jesus Christ!
Staff & Leadership
Grant began serving as the Associate Pastor of Sharon Baptist in August 2020. Grant grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he met his beautiful wife Marlee. They are both recent graduates of Oklahoma Baptist University. Grant has a degree in business administration and Marlee has a degree in vocal performance. Grant loves working with students and has a passion to serve in the local church through Bible teaching, mentoring, and leadership. He is currently pursuing an MDiv from Gateway Seminary. Grant and Marlee love enjoying the outdoors, playing board games, and taking walks with their pup.
Music ministry coordinator
“How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!” (Psalm 147:1)
Worship and praise is our response to God for Who He is and what He has done for us. What a joy to be part of that here at Sharon Baptist Church. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve in the area of music ministry. I became a Christian at the age of eight. When I was 11, my elementary music teacher asked me to accompany her solo for the morning worship service. Discovering that I could play piano for the Lord and His church was a life-changing experience, and I’ve been involved in church music ever since! God graciously allowed me to pursue a career in music education. I have a Bachelor of Music Education degree, Master of Music Education degree and a PhD in Choral Music. Over a span of about 25 years, I have taught at the middle school, high school and college levels, and given private lessons in piano and voice. God also graciously gave me my husband, Allen, and we’ve been members of Sharon for almost 20 years. I’ve played the organ and piano here almost that many years, then joined the staff in March, 2015. For me, there’s no better way to serve God and His people. It IS good when the people of God sing His praise.
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Kristin is a Wichita native and has been a life-long member of Sharon. She has her degree in Special Education from Oklahoma Baptist University. She loves working with kids! She has volunteered with kids since she was young and loves it. Her desire for the children's ministry is for kids to feel at home and learn about the God that loves them. She enjoys spending time with her family, taking pictures, and scrapbooking.