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 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.
Sandra was born in Blue Jay Hollow, Arkansas and loves to visit family there. Sheand her late husband, Everett moved to Verdigris in 1973 and joined First Baptist Church of Verdigris in 1978. Great schools and a great church made Verdigris an ideal place to raise their two daughters, Shari and Shawnna. Sandra has served as a Children’s Sunday School Teacher, VBS Director, Nursery Volunteer and has been the Church Secretary for over 30 years. In addition to her secretarial duties, she is the Director of This Little Light Parents Day Out at First Baptist Church of Verdigris. Sandra has also been a foster parent for the past seven years. Loving children and telling them about the love of Jesus is her toppriority.