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RONNIE W. ROGERS has been a pastor for over thirty years, and is currently the pastor-teacher-elder of Trinity in Norman, Oklahoma, as well as an author and guest speaker. He is the author of Reflections of a Disenchanted Calvinist: The Disquieting Realities of Calvinism, The Death of Man as Man: The Rise and Decline of Liberty and Undermining the Gospel: The Case for Church Discipline. He has served as Member—Committee on Committees of the Southern Baptist Convention; Chairman—Nominating Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention; Chairman—Board of Trustees for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; President—Arkansas Baptist State Convention. He was named Criswell College Alumnus of the Year at the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012.
His book, Reflections from a Disenchanted Calvinist, has generated much comment since its release earlier this year. One result is that he has recently been asked to submit blogs for SBC Today.
Pastor Ronnie created The Roundtable class, offered at Trinity, in the year 2000. Its purpose is to provide rigorous training to no more than twelve men a year to fulfill the command of 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. Three levels of training include Theology, Ethics, and Ideology. Eighty men have completed the initial Theology class, and many of those have also completed Ethics and Ideology. Several of the men who have moved are using his materials to provide similar training in their new location. Those that have completed the training are often asked to lead in ministry at Trinity. He also often mentors young men in the church who decide to go to seminary.
Ronnie teaches at college events and also provides training for parachurch organizations. He has led devotions for State legislators. He spoke at an event in the Cox Center in 2012 about the religious foundation of our country.
Pastor Ronnie is passionate about having a church based on the New Testament model in Ephesians 4:11-16. That is one reason he teaches expositionally—so that members of Trinity will be equipped to minister biblically. Visit Pastor Ronnie’s Blog.
Max Barnett was born in Littlefield, TX. He received his BS from Texas A & M in 1960, his Master of Divinity from SW Baptist Theological Seminary in 1965, and his Doctor of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2006. He has served as Baptist Student Director at Parkland and Methodist Schools of Nursing, Southwestern Medical School, and Dallas Baptist University from 1961-1966. He was also the Baptist Student Director at the University of Oklahoma from 1967 to 2004. His current endeavors include: Professor at SW Baptist Theological Seminary, director of the E.F. “Preacher” Hallock Chair of Student Work; Volunteer State Consultant for Collegiate Ministry, Colorado Baptist Convention; Volunteer Consultant and professor for Collegiate Ministry, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO; Volunteer consultant and professor, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, San Francisco, CA; and multiple speaking engagements for laymen and collegiates. He has been an elder at Trinity Baptist, Norman, since 1992. He is the author of the “Real Purpose of Life” tract, co-author of the “Real Purpose of Life” Bible study booklets, and A Guide for Making Disciples of College Campuses, 1990, The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mike Thompson has written a biography about him, Max Barnett – College Minister and Disciplemaker.
Max and his wife, Sandra, have one son, Brent, a daughter-in-law, Brenda, and four grandchildren.
RANDY PRESLEY was raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Randy received Christ as his personal Lord and Savior when he was ten years old at Southside Baptist Church. He graduated from Stillwater High School in 1976, and then attended Oklahoma Baptist University his first year of college. Randy moved back home to Stillwater and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1981.
Randy has served as Pastor of Worship at Trinity Baptist since the fall of 1995. He formerly served churches in Anadarko, Sallisaw, Stillwater, and Cleveland, Oklahoma. Randy has been in the Music Ministry since 1977 and has made three albums: Heart’s Desire, Spring of 1995, Singing Glory to the Son of God, Spring of 1997 and In His Grip, Fall of 2011. Randy and his wife, Kathy have twelve children, Brandon, Nathan, Eliana, Moriah, Elise, Josiah, Shoshana, Shylin, Darius, Mia, Christopher, and Kenzia.
Dr. Larry Toothather
Larry E. Toothaker, Ph.D., is a retired professor from the Department of Psychology, the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He taught applied statistics courses from 1968 to 2008, published statistics articles in scientific journals, and wrote statistics books. Married to Nietzie, Larry is the father of two married children, and is grandfather to seven grandchildren. He enjoys woodworking as a hobby.
Larry serves TBC as an elder, a member of the choir, a leader of a home small group (Community Group), and has in the past taught various Sunday School classes (Campus Groups) and TEC classes.
DR. BILLY WOLFE
Birthday: 19 August 1941
Wife of 50 years: Ann LaFon Wolfe
Married sons: Daniel and Joshua
Trinity member since Fall 2001, when he came to OU as a Visiting Professor of Communication
Retired from Rose State College and Oklahoma State University-OKC, end of Spring 2015
Trinity Elder since Fall 2014