Marc Dreyer was born in Washington D.C. in 1946. Shortly thereafter his family moved to Kansas City, Mo where he was raised in a Roman Catholic home. Marc attended catholic grade school and then attended and graduated from Rockhurst High School, an all male Jesuit college preparatory school in Kansas City. He attended the University of Missouri for two years when he dropped out of school and went to work for the Federal government. When he was 21 years old, he became a federal agent for the US Justice Department in what is known today as DEA.
During this time he went back to college graduating from Wichita State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. In 1969, influenced by his fiance’ B.K. (Betty Kathleen), he began attending a Baptist church where he professed his faith in Christ and was baptized 2 months before their marriage. Marc and B.K. adopted 3 girls from Korea. Two of the girls are married and have given them three grandchildren.
In 1977 God called Marc out of the Justice department and into the ministry. This dramatic change in their lives resulted in him attending Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City where he graduated with a Masters in 1980 and a Doctorate in 1984. Memorial is the third church that Marc has pastored since he started in Hardin Missouri in 1977 where he pastored for 4 years. He was then called to Sterling Acres church in Kansas City in 1981 where he served for 12 years. In 1993 he, B.K. and the girls moved to Tulsa where he became the fifth Senior Pastor to serve Memorial Baptist church. In addition to his Justice Department and ministry time, Marc worked at UPS for 4 years during his oldest daughters time in college. He has also been an elected member of a local Board of Education in Kansas City, served both police and hospital chaplaincies, taught as an adjunct professor at Midwestern Baptist Seminary and serves on the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.
Len was raised in Decatur, Illinois in a Christian family who loved the Lord and His church. At age 11, he realized his need for the Savior, and surrendered his life to Christ. As a high school student Len heard and surrendered to the call of Christ to follow Him in ministry. Len married, and finished his degree in church music at Missouri Baptist College. Then the Lord called him on to seminary in Fort Worth Texas. There he received a graduate degree in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
For 25 years Len has served in churches in Illinois and Texas, and now Oklahoma. His wife Debbie, and children Ben, Beth, and Chris are excited about how the Lord is working in their lives.
Jacob was born into a Christian home in Baytown, TX. With a father who was and is a minister. The exposure to church and the teaching from his parents led to him making a profession of faith at age 8. While it did not seem life-changing at the time, God showed himself faithful and that profession showed fruit in high school. It was then that following Christ became a passion rather than a classification. He began to get involved in ministry, working under different youth pastors around the Oklahoma City area.
After graduating from Moore High School in Moore, OK, he spent two years at college in Oklahoma City. From there, he transferred to Oklahoma Baptist University where he graduated in 2000 with a BA in Biblical Studies.
Shortly after college, Jacob married a fantastic girl named Morgan. He spent time working in the "real world" as a bill collector and a claims adjuster while teaching Sunday School or working as a part-time youth minister. In 2004, Jacob and Morgan moved to Kansas City where Jacob attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Morgan and Jacob found their way back to Morgan's home town of Tulsa in 2005 where they joined Memorial Baptist Church. Later that year Jacob became the Youth Minister at the church. In 2012, he transitioned into the Executive Pastor role. Jacob and Morgan have three children: Deacon, Josie, and Emery.
Andrew joined the MBC staff in January of 2008 as the Young Adult Pastor. Andrew was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but lived most of his life in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. He asked God into his heart when he was six years old and fully surrendered to the ministry when he was seventeen.
Andrew has been serving God in the church since 2000, serving in various volunteer, part-time, and full-time positions in student ministry, childrens ministry, and college ministry. Andrew enjoys serving God no matter what area of ministry. Andrew’s main objective is to see people come to Christ and follow his will. Andrew started his college career at Tulsa Community College and received a BA in Speech Communications from Northeastern State University. Andrew also enjoys spending time with his beautiful bride Meg and his angels Sarah and Lillian.
Ruth Ann was born in Fairview, Oklahoma, in November of 1973. Growing up in a Christian family and attending church regularly helped guide her in her decision to accept Jesus Christ as her personal Savior when she was three years old. Ruth Ann felt the Lord was calling her into the ministry at the age of twelve. She began working at church camps as a counselor. As well as teaching preschool classes and Vacation Bible School. She graduated from Fairview High School and followed God’s leading by attending Southern Nazarene University where she received her Bachelors of Science in History Education with endorsements in Psychology and Sociology in May of 1997. While in collage she was the President and Chaplin of Gospel Team, a traveling ministry team. During the summers she would work at church camps both on a part time and full time basis. In August of 1997 she left for Spain as a missionary living in Alcala de Henares, a city not far from Madrid - Cervantes the author of Don Quijote de la Mancha called this town “home.” While overseas she was the youth minister for two different churches in separate cities and a leader at two other churches simultaneously. Upon returning to the United States the following August she began planning her wedding to Steve Miller, who came for a visit to Spain and proposed. They met while working at New Life Ranch, a Christian Church Camp, while they were in college. Ruth Ann has been a Children’s minister for over seven years. She also taught for many more years. Ruth Ann and Steve have three wonderful sons. The Miller family has been attending Memorial Baptist Church since August of 2009.
Joshua Davis was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1989 to parents David and Cherly Davis, and is an older brother to his sister Megan. David, Joshua’s father and best friend growing up, was very active with in his church and served on many over sea missions. He became a spiritual leader for Joshua and guided him to being a Godly man. Joshua's family frequently moved due to his father’s work, and was in and out of many churches. In 1999, his family returned to the Tulsa area. Joshua first came to Memorial Baptist when he was 14 years old and after becoming a member of a church for the first time, at the age of 15 he gave his heart to Christ. While on a hike when Joshua was 16 years old, he experienced God in a way for which he had not before. It was then that God guided him into a direction that would change how he would live his life.
During his high school years, Joshua was very active in the youth group as a student of Jacob Bice. After graduating from Edison High School and accomplishing his rank as an eagle scout, he transitioned into the young adult class with Andrew McGuire. Following graduation, Joshua received his certification as an Emergency Medical Technician from Tulsa Technology and has been working at St. John Hospital. Over the past few years, Joshua has served in the youth group as a small group leader and as a camp sponsor. In 2009, after a long felt calling, Joshua surrendered himself to serve in ministry. He is currently serving as the minister to young adults and is married to the lovely Michelle Davis, formerly Goddard, whom he met on his very first day at Memorial Baptist Church.
Donna is a Tulsa native and graduate of Daniel Webster High School. She asked Jesus to be her Savior during a youth revival when she was 14. Donna, husband Paul, and daughters Marsha and Anna-Charlotte joined Memorial in 1974. She served as a Youth Sunday School teacher and now leads an adult women’s Bible Study. She sings in the choir and has served on several church committees. Donna chaperoned youth mission trips and camps as well as working on building projects.
Donna has a BS in Special Education from the University of Tulsa and a Masters from Oklahoma State University. She retired after 33 years of teaching middle and high school and coaching new teachers in Tulsa Public Schools. Donna works part-time for the Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education assisting local educators to find ways to teach the lessons of Holocaust and Holocaust history in their curriculum. Donna became a Minister to Senior Adults at Memorial in the summer of 2010.
Elaine Bates – Coordinator for Paid Preschool Workers
Morgan Bice - Preschool Coordinator
Dale Hoops - Church Host
Joy Jewett – Communication Specialist
Greg Logue – Media Director/Custodian
Ginny Martin – Administrator
Andrew McGuire - Custodian
Rebecca Stewart – Administrative Assistant