This blog is maintained by the staff members at Exchange Avenue Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK. If you would like more information about the church, check out exchangeokc.org.
Jon was born in Quebec City, Quebec, where his parents were missionaries and church revitalizers. Oklahoma is the sixth state he has lived in, and he is grateful to call Oklahoma City home. Jon accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at five years old and was baptized by his father at the age of seven. At the end of high school, Jon felt the Lord calling him to the ministry, and He has faithfully provided opportunities to serve him in various capacities. Before being called to pastor Exchange, Jon served four years at Lenexa Baptist Church (11-15) and four years at Liberty Christian Fellowship (07-11). He earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Spurgeon College in Kansas City, MO in 2012. In May of 2015, he received an M.Div from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and Jon his currently pursuing his doctorate in Expository Preaching from MBTS. After moving to Oklahoma to pastor Exchange, Jon met and married the love of his life, Andrea, who is completing her residency at the OU Cancer Center. Jon and Andrea have been married since 2017 and enjoy running, the local downtown eateries and good coffee. In February 2021, Jon and Andrea welcomed their first child, Jackson.
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Student and Worship Pastor
Preston was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Accepting Christ as his Savior when he was ten years old, Preston attended Wilmont Place Baptist Church, where he began leading worship during high school. During his youth group’s trip to Falls Creek, Preston accepted God’s calling on his life to ministry. Since then, Preston has served as student ministry intern at Wilmont Place Baptist Church from 2016-2017, and at Bartlesville First Baptist Church in 2017. Preston began leading worship at Exchange in January 2018 before becoming student and worship ministry director at Exchange in May 2018. Preston graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2019 with a B.A. in Communication Studies, and married his high-school sweetheart, Ashley in May of 2019. Ashley is a nurse at OU Medical Center, and the two of them enjoy life together with their two dogs, Kya and Lucy.
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