Senior Pastor: Blake Martin
Blake has been the Senior Pastor of Wallace Baptist Church since August of 2016. Before Wallace, Blake served as a student ministry intern at Immanuel Baptist in Shawnee for 3 years. He went on to serve as student pastor at New Hope in Tecumseh for a year and from there, God called him to church planting. In this time, Blake was asked to fill the pulpit for Wallace. Blake and his wife, Bryse, fell in love with the church and God's plan became clear. Wallace was in need of a RePlant and that is exactly what God did, starting in 2017. Blake graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a minor in ministry. In his free time, Blake loves all things sports (especially OKC Thunder basketball and Oklahoma state football), fishing, playing guitar, and spending as much time as he can with his family. Blake and Bryse have been married since 2015 and have a beautiful baby girl, Palmer, and two golden retrievers named Harper and Honey.
Associate Pastor: Jonathan Knox
Jonathan Knox is the Associate Pastor at Wallace Baptist Church. In addition, he is also the Media Coordinator for Community Action Ministries. Prior to working at Wallace, Jonathan served as the Youth Pastor at Fairview Baptist Church. Jonathan graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a BA in Biblical Languages in 2019. Jonathan and his wife, Alysa, enjoy cooking, watching Disney movies, escape rooms, and hanging out with their dog Remy.
Lay Elder: J. Scott Johnson
Pastor Scott was born and raised in California and gave life his life to Christ at a young age. He graduated from Fresno Pacific College with degrees in Psychology and Contemporary Christian Ministry. Scott went on to Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, (now Gateway) and earned a Masters in Christian Education. He has been in ministry for over 30 years as an Education Pastor, Senior Adult Minister, and a Christian School Principal. Currently, Scott uses his experience with senior adults by working at Primrose Retirement Community. Scott and his wife Jana have been married since 1987, and they have 2 young adult sons, Bryce (who is married to Hannah and their son Ezra), and Garrett. Scott and Jana moved to Oklahoma in 2018 and have been a part of Wallace since then. Scott enjoys time with family and going fishing.
Lay Elder: Ken Pennington
Pastor Ken was born, raised, and educated in Central Arkansas. He was married to his wife Penny in June 1972. They have two daughters Kendra Pennington and Kym Coe, one on-in-law Adam Coe, and two grandchildren Eli Coe and Kenley Coe. He graduated from Central Baptist College with a B.S. degree in Pastoral Ministry and has pastored several churches in Arkansas and Washington (state). Ken and Penny lived in Washington for 35 years. While there he was bi-vocational pastor for various churches, and he also worked for USDA-FSIS-MPI-FO as a Federal Food Inspector/Consumer Safety Inspector. He retired from government service in 2017. Penny is a retired meat wrapper from Safeway. Ken and Penny have been actively involved in church service activities throughout their 50+ years together. They moved to Shawnee in the fall of 2014. The LORD led them to the Wallace Family in the fall of 2018. Their motto has always been, “LORD WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU, TODAY?”
Youth Minister: Seth Cody
Seth began serving as the Student Minister in the Summer of 2020. He grew up in the Shawnee area, graduating from Dale High School in 2017. After gaining his Associate Degree in Health and Physical Education from Seminole State College, he transferred to Oklahoma Baptist University, where he is currently majoring in Biblical and Theological Studies. Upon graduation, he hopes to continue in the ministry, being obedient to whatever God calls him to. His hope for students is that they will develop a Gospel foundation in their lives that enables them to serve the church and further the Kingdom throughout all their life. Seth enjoys fishing, reading, Sunday afternoon naps, and watching the OKC Thunder.
Worship Leader: Tristan Russell