Senior Pastor

Tim Emmons

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Senior Pastor Tim Emmons has served Prague's First Baptist Church since June 1996.  He is a 1989 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Religious Education degree.   He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Dallas Baptist University.

He was licensed to the gospel ministry January 1976 and ordained August 1977.

Bro. Tim and his wife, Sharon, have been married since 1978 and have two daughters and sons in law; Kim and her husband Matt; Dana and her husband Weston. They also have five grandchildren.

Bro. Tim's favorite verses are Deuteronomy 31:8 and Romans 8:31

"The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."

"What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? " (NASB)


A Note from the Pastor:

Thank you for visiting our website.  My prayer is that you know Jesus as Savior.  I offer a personal invitation to you to worship with us on Sunday.  We gather at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday morning to lift up our Savior and Lord.  It would be an honor to meet you and worship alongside of you.  Please come and join us as we celebrate our risen Lord.

Associate Pastor

Mike Matlock

Mike Matlock is the Assistant Superintendant at Gordon Cooper and has served Prague First Baptist Church for 30 years. Mike Matlock is a servant at heart and is always looking to lift up others wherever he can.

Youth Minister

Carson Childers

We are so glad to have Carson Childers as the Youth minister of grades 7th-12th. He has had a heart for Youth ministry ever since he was a youth. Since Carson has started in October of 2017, the youth have attended many events focusing on ministry and evangelism. 

Carson's favorite verse is Galatians 6:9, "Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. "

Music and Senior Adult Ministry

Mark Shieldnight

Mark Shieldnight has served in ministry for over 34 years.

Mark has served in many capacities over the years and has a heart for God to be glorified in all he does. Mark served as Prague First Baptist's Music and Youth minister over 30 years ago.

Mark married Carrie for almost 26 years, and has two beautiful daughters, Makenlee and Macaela. Mark's whole family has a heart for worship.

Mark's favorite verse is Philippians 1:6, "He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus."

Children's Minister

Trinity Tinsley

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Trinity Tinsley has served at Prague since August 2002.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Ministry degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2003.

Trinity has always desired to work with children, and knew from the time she was young that God wanted to use her in the lives of many children.

She lives in Prague with her Sister Autumn, and together they are raising 4 sisters they adopted in 2008.

Trinity's favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight."

Financial Secretary

Barbara Crain

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Barbara Crain has been a member of Prague First Baptist Church for over 30 years. She and her husband Gary serve in multiple roles within the church, and even more within the community. 

Barbara's favorite verse is Psalm 37:23, "The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way." (NASB)

Church Secretary

Hannah Ward

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Hannah Ward graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2017, and began attending Oklahoma Baptist University's Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy program after interning for Trinity Tinsley.

Hannah's favorite verse is Matthew 6:33, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (NASB)

  June 2021  
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