Missions Strategist

Matt Spann

Matt has been serving as Missions Strategist since August of 2014. His vision for our churches lines up with the purposes of our association: to establish, enlarge, and extend our churches. He wants to see churches that are strong and growing, churches comprised of believers who are maturing in their faith and who are continually seeking to reach outward to those who've yet to experience a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. He works to encourage and develop our pastors and church leaders, helping them improve their skills and lead their churches to be on mission locally, in other parts of America, and overseas.

Matt and his wife LuSinda have four children and 3 grandchildren: Karrington is married to Tyler Swadley and live and work overseas along with there 2 children. Paul is working as a travel Physical Therapist, Lydia is married to Colton Goss and resides in Comfort, TX with their daughter, and Caleb is attending University of Oklahoma. The Spann family served overseas through the IMB in Madagascar from 2003 to 2013.

Matt lived in a number of places growing up, including Brazil where his parents served as missionaries from 1972 to 1976. He served as youth minister while in college and seminary in Texas, then moved to Orlando, Florida, where he was a church planter from 1988 to 1990, then pastor from 1990 to 1993. From 1994 to 1998, he served as a missionary through the IMB in Moscow, Russia, until his first wife Carol's death from breast cancer in 1998. Matt met LuSinda, originally from Mooreland, Oklahoma, in 1999 while he was in Fort Worth at SWBTS working as an Associate Candidate Consultant with the IMB. They married in 2000 and went overseas to France in 2002, then Madagascar the next year.

Matt enjoys running, swimming, reading, playing guitar, and working in the yard. He also enjoys "hanging out" with his children and  grandkids.

BCM Director

Justin Romaine

Justin is passionate about ministering to college students, connecting them to local churches, and equipping them for lifelong ministry. His desire is to raise up a group of young adults who have a deep love for Jesus, a desire to be unified with other believers, and a commitment to using each of their gifts/passions to make Christ known. Justin has spent most of his life in Claremore, OK. He graduated from Rogers State University in 2014, receiving a degree in Social Entrepreneurship. He then served as the College Pastor at First Baptist Church in Claremore, OK for 4 years. 

He married Elizabeth Romaine in 2017. Elizabeth currently works as a nurse. The two met while in college, and then served alongside each other in their local college ministry. It was there that God gave them both a deep love for walking alongside college students. Justin recently moved to Enid, OK to continue collegiate ministry at NOC, as well as help plant Open Door Church.

In his free time, he loves skateboarding, live music, camping, editing videos, and anything that involves coffee. 

Ministry Associate

LuSinda Spann

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