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 eleven grandchildren.

  • Worship team

    Joshua Ascol - Worship Director, Lead Guitar

    Mary Ascol - Keyboard

    Michelle Wigington - Bass Guitar

  • norman hare, chairman of deacons

    A member of Bethel since 1994, Norman has worked in Organizational Change Management for Fortune 500 companies for the past 16 years. He and his wife, Linda have been married for 20 years. Linda has been a secretary at Bethel for over 20 years. They have been involved in the College and Career Ministry, local, national and International missions. Norman currently leads the Bethel Mission Team, and is the current Chairman of the Deacons.

  • 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 ranging in age from 12 years old to 3 years old.  Both of them 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 since arriving at Bethel, and have been engaged in international mission efforts in Indonesia and Haiti.

  • Joe RAmey, Deacon

    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: Alyson Frederick (her husband, David), Amanda Weber (her husband, Nathan), Angela Hurt (her husband, Bob), Zachary, and Shannon Wheeler (and her husband, Tyler). The Rameys have 13 grandchildren: Hudson, Pierce, Alayna, Adelle, and Cole Frederick. Riley, Clair, Kate and Lola Weber, Audrey and Bobby Hurt and Leon and Florie Wheeler. 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. 

  • Charles Ward, Deacon

    Charles moved to Owasso in 1963, and united with Bethel at that time. His working years were spent as a truck mechanic and a truck driver. He also served in the US Army, stationed on Okinawa and in Korea. Charles has served the church as a teacher, music leader, choir member, and bus driver. He enjoys baseball and baseball history, and country music. He also has a "green thumb." His daughter, Brenda Joyce Ward, lives in Kansas City, MO.