Our servant leadership
Bill Ascol, Pastor
Bro. Bill Ascol began his ministry at Bethel in September 2005 after 28 years ministering in Louisiana Baptist churches. He is a former Vice-President of the Executive Board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention as well as a former President of the Louisiana Baptist Pastors' Conference. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Founders Ministries and is the Coordinator of the Saved By Faith Youth Challenge Camps for young people. He received the MDiv degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bill and his wife, Karen, have five grown children and 15 grandchildren.
norman hare, ELDER
Norman has worked in Organizational Change Management for Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years. He and his wife, Linda have been married for 25 years during which she has been a church secretary at Bethel Baptist Church in Owasso, Oklahoma.
As a member of Bethel since 1993, Norman has led the College and Career Ministry, Discipleship Training, Local, National and International Missions. He is currently a Sunday School Teacher and liaison for The Haiti Collective.
Joshua - Worship Director, Lead Guitar
Mary - Keyboard
Josiah - Drums
Petra - Cello
Matt - Bass Guitar
Joe RAmey, CHairman of Deacons
Joe grew up in Bethel Baptist Church, leaving only for two years while attending Oklahoma State University. He and his wife, Vicki, have five children and 15 grandchildren: Joe is a structural engineer and is the president of Stress-Con Inc. He has taught the 12th Grade Youth and Young Married classes. His hobbies include gardening, hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking in the mountains, and an occasional game of golf.
Barry Morgan, secretary of deacons
Barry and his wife, Joyce, have been members at Bethel since 1994. Barry retired as an internal auditor at WPX Energy while Joyce is a retired nurse supervisor with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. They have three children: Shelby and Ashley and their families in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and J.W. and his family in Owasso. Barry and Joyce have eight grandchildren. Barry teaches an Adult Men's Bible Study and assist with church finance/accounting activities.
Jason Ascol, Deacon
Jason came to faith in Christ in the summer of 2001 and was subsequently baptized and welcomed into the ministry at Heritage Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA that fall. While there, He served as Sunday School teacher to 1st and 2nd grader students. Also while attending Louisiana State University in Shreveport from 2001-2005, Jason served as the Campus Ministry Outreach Coordinator with The Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Jason moved to Owasso in 2006 and became a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He has been involved in the college and career, student, media and international missions ministries. He currently teaches Sunday School and Wednesday training time (CrossTrainers) for Bethel's Student Ministry. He and his wife, Rachel, have one son, Judson and one daughter, Emery.
Joshua Ascol, Deacon
Joshua and his wife, Mary, have been members of Bethel since 2008. They have 5 children and are both have been involved in the music ministry in different roles since coming to Bethel. Both Joshua and Mary have also been involved in the children and youth teaching times and have been engaged in international mission efforts in Indonesia and Haiti.
Barry Burgess, Deacon
Barry and his wife, Vera, have been member at Bethel since 2001. They have 2 children: Ruth and Deborah. As a family they served overseas for 15 years. Barry now works in a family business in operations, training and CNC programming. He enjoys spending time fishing with his family, as well as RC modeling and flying when time allows.
Kurt Moran, Deacon
Kurt joined Bethel in August, 2016. He retired from Marathon Oil Company as a production accountant in April, 2020 after 37 years in the oil and gas business. Kurt has three sons, Matthew, Jonathan, and Steven. He enjoys riding his Honda Goldwing, playing golf and walking. He assists with Bethel's finance/accounting activities.