Senior Pastor: Blake Martin
Blake accepted God’s calling to Pastor WABC in August of 2016. He married his wife Bryse in August of 2015 and they have a golden retriever named Harper. Blake graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a minor in ministry; he is now pursuing his Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Blake surrendered to Christ at the age of 16 and immediately accepted a call to ministry. Upon graduating high school, he served as a student ministry intern at Immanuel Baptist in Shawnee for 3 years. Next, he served as Student Pastor at New Hope in Tecumseh for a year and from there God called him out of student ministry to plant a church. In the transition time he was asked to fill the pulpit at a church called Wallace Avenue, which was without a pastor at the time. He and Bryse immediately fell in love with the church. WABC was aware that they needed to have a “replant” mentality in their next phase of life and with their new pastor search…. You can probably figure out the rest. God has sovereignly been molding Blake and Bryse, as well as WABC to unite one another and it has been a great match thus far. Praise be to God! In his free time, Blake loves all things sports (especially OKC Thunder basketball and Oklahoma state football), fishing, playing guitar, chicken express and spending as much time as he can with his best friend, Bryse.
Associate / Student Pastor: Cole Chlouber
Cole has been serving at Wallace as the Student Pastor since August 2016. He Married his wife Mykaela in May of 2018. Cole is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist Church with a Biblical Studies degree/emphasis in Student ministry . The Lord called him to ministry as a young man and has given him a heart for students. He loves being with people and has a passion for teaching students how to live a life worthy of what God has called them to. His hope and prayer is that students and families will know the love that God has for them and the mission that he has called them to, sharing the love of Christ with others no matter what. Cole also enjoys spending time with friends and playing/watching sports.
Associate / Worship Pastor: Misael Gonzalez
Misael Alonso Gonzalez has been serving at Wallace Avenue Baptist Church on the worship team since August 2017. He then transitioned to serve as our Worship Pastor in August of 2018. He grew up in Altus, Oklahoma after his parents divorced in Tulsa, Oklahoma when he was 5 years old. He is currently a student at Oklahoma Baptist University pursing a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies with a Minor in Philosophy. His goal is to eventually attain a Masters Degree and a Doctorate. Misael desires to be part of God’s plan to see the diverse Kingdom of God restored by seeing people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds commit their lives to Jesus Christ. Lastly, he loves playing all sports and has won multiple intramural championships.
Children's minister: Taylor Seacat
Taylor began serving in the Children’s Ministry at Wallace in the fall of 2018. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is currently pursuing a degree in Family and Community Service with a minor in Children’s Ministry from Oklahoma Baptist University. Taylor’s greatest desire is that the Children’s Ministry at Wallace would provide a safe place for children to hear the gospel and to learn to live their lives on mission for the Kingdom. She hopes for families to be equipped to make disciples and to serve the surrounding community. Taylor has a passion for the local church and she loves teaching kids about their roles in the Body of Christ. She also enjoys visiting new places and learning about other cultures! Taylor became the Children's minister at Wallace in June of 2019.
Ministry Assistant: Michelle Holmquest
Michelle lives outside of Tecumseh on a small farm with her husband of 26 years Kevin, son Austin, daughter Bailey, pet cows Ellie and Lady, and several chicken. They have 2 sons (Josh and Kevin Jr.) that live in Indiana with their families. Michelle has been a member of WABC since 2012 and started serving as the Ministry Assistant in 2014. Michelle is also heavily involved with the kid's ministry.