FBC Verdigris is a body of believers that cooperate with The Rogers Baptist Association, Oklahoma Baptist and The Southern Baptist Convention.


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Meet The Team


Rio Taylor
Lead Pastor

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Rio is originally from Inola, Oklahoma and has been blessed to serve in the ministry since 2012. He has a B.A in Biblical Studies from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing a DMin in Expository Preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about preaching, discipleship, and equipping believers of all ages to make disciples. Rio enjoys spending time with his wife Renay and his son Jonathan Blake, visiting coffee shops, playing volleyball, reading, and watching Star Wars which he knows entirely too much about. He is also a

die-hard fan of the Oklahoma Sooners, Dallas Cowboys, and the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Jared Jackson
Associate Pastor

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Jared is originally from Claremore, Oklahoma and has been serving in ministry since 2004.  He has a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry from the Haskins School of Christian Ministry. He has a passion for student ministry and missions.  His desire is to see every teen, EVERYWHERE, hearing the Gospel from a friend.  He also currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Green Country Camp in Disney, OK.  

Jared enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel and his three kids: Gavin, Aliyah, and Jovie. 

He loves coffee, Chickfila, fantasy football, and the Dallas Cowboys.  


Donnie Jackson
Childrens Minister

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Donnie, born in Bakersfield, California and raised in Tulsa, Ok. He is retired from a manufacturing career and is now serving in Children’s Ministry after over 30 years of Worship Ministry in and around Claremore. Donnie substitutes in Verdigris Public Schools and “Mr. Donnie” is also learning many things from the children he is teaching. The Bible says to “Train up a child in the way he should go: even when he is old he will not depart from it”. It is Donnie’s prayer that these retirement years are invested in our children, after all Jesus has told us the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Donnie and his wife Cindy have 6 children and 19 grandchildren. May we all teach these little ones in the way they should go.


Sandra Sexton

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