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Paul Beam

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Bro. Paul joined the FBC Tipton family on August 1, 2011.  He and his wife, Taima, have two beautiful children, Elias (2000) and Gade (2005).  They enjoy spending time together and watching their boys grow and mature in the Lord. 

Bro. Paul has received his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from East Central University in Ada, and holds the degrees of Master and Doctor of Religious Education from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia. 

Prior to becoming Pastor of First Baptist Church, Paul served as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Sulphur, Oklahoma; Minister of Youth & Media at First Baptist Church in Perry, Oklahoma; Minister of Youth & Education at Calvary Baptist Church in Lindsay, Oklahoma; Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church of Olive in Drumright, Oklahoma; and Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church in Asher, Oklahoma.  

Bro. Paul's passion is to help others begin and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to equip believers to follow the Great Commission in making disciples, and to faithfully preach and teach the Word of God.

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Minister of Music

Dale Degan

Dale Degan has been in bi-vocational and full-time music and youth ministry for the past 30 years. He and his wife Lois have served in churches in Oklahoma City, Friendship, Tipton (May '82-Nov. '87), Cordell, Altus, Eldorado, Valley View, Texas and Tipton (June of 2000 to present). Dale & Lois have twin daughters Audra Sherman and husband Chris and GRANDSON! Ethan Christopher Sherman of Altus, OK, and Allison Stroud and husband Travis and GRANDAUGHTERS!! Taylor Grace & Kanna Leigh of Frederick, OK . Dale and Lois both attended Galludet College for the Deaf in Washington, D.C. and work with deaf and hearing impaired. They have been on mission trips to Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, China, and Australia in affiliation with the Singing Churchmen and Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma. Dale retired from the U.S. Postal Service in '06 and is now employed by JCMH Home Health Products. They enjoyed traveling and spending free time with family.

Church Secretary/Church Clerk

Carl Ann Ward

Carl Ann Ward has been employed at First Baptist Church since April 11, 2006. During this time she has worked as Church Secretary, Church Clerk, Sunday School Teacher for 1st & 2nd grade, and prepares monthly FBC Newsletter. Carl Ann has worked for 26 years for United Supermarkets and 5 years in Human Resources for Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Her experience as been in bookkeeping, payroll, accounting, and recruiting. She married Bobby Ward on October 13, 2000 at First Baptist Church, Olustee, OK. Together they have Nine children and Nine grand-children. Mack & Cynthia Mains, son Trey & daughter Landri, Carla Fancher, sons Kolbie & Brayden, daughter Kaydee. Wesley & Brandi Ward, daughter Breckyn Brewer and Parker Ward & Grant Ward,  Cassie & Charlie Stone and Emerson (Emmie), Kayla and Caleb Ward. Carl Ann enjoys spending time with her family, grandchildren, friends, best friend, flower garden, and helping with the prayer ministry.


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