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Families today face many challenges and culture is trying to redefine the very fabric of marriage and family. We believe a church is a “family of families” and that a church is only as strong as its strongest families. Our ministry is to help churches build distinctive Christian marriages and families that make a difference! Healthy families positively impact every area of church and community.

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Keith Burkhart

Family & Men's Ministry Specialist – (405)942-3800, ext.4649

Keith BurkhartKeith has served Oklahoma churches since 2007 as the Family and Men’s Ministry Specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Keith is passionate about helping churches develop spiritually strong men and families who impact their communities for the Kingdom of God. Through the “Rewired” state men’s retreat, men from all over Oklahoma and surrounding states are discovering new ways to live out their faith. Keith is the state leader for Oklahoma Faith Riders motorcycle ministry, where he privileged to work with an incredible team of lay leaders overseeing close to 70 chapters. Keith is also a contributor to Lifeway’s Marriage and Family’s blog, titled Power of the Home. Keith began his ministry at First Southern Del City where he served for 10 years. Before entering the ministry in 1997, Keith was a business owner for seventeen years and served in the United States Army Reserves for 21 years. Keith has been married for over 35 years and is the proud father of 10 children and 8 grandchildren.

Sara Pruegert

Family & Men's Ministry Assistant    405-942-3800 x4634

A Missionary Kid from Mexico, Sara was called into ministry at the age of 14. She graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1996 with a degree in Religious Education and Spanish and joined the staff at First Southern Baptist Church of Del City her senior year. Through the years, Sara has filled many roles including Mother’s Day Out Director, Children’s Ministry Assistant, Student Ministry Assistant, Graphic Designer, Web designer and Assistant to the Minister of Education among other things.  After a calling of God to change directions, Sara followed Him to join the Family & Men’s Ministry staff at the BGCO in May of 2015.

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