Jacob Sanford is well into his 2nd year of serving the youth and families here in Blackwell after receiving a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from Bear Valley Bible Institute. He hails from Guthrie, Oklahoma among many other places he has lived growing up. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, playing a mean game of chess, golf on a Saturday, and shooting some hoops. He currently enjoys helping Terril Hankins with the boy's basketball team at Blackwell High School - go Maroons!
We have a commitment to the Word of God, following Jesus everyday and being the church He expects us to be. That commitment moves us to teach about the importance and necessity of baptism, grace through Faith, the Holy Spirit's power in our lives, and everything else that the inspired authors wrote about in God's word.
Who We Are
Many faces, one faith.
Our congregation of about 150 members is made up of fun-loving people who love the Lord and who love others. Our members are farmers, teachers, oil-field employees, small business owners, etc. While over half of us live in Blackwell, we are also from places like Tonkawa, Newkirk, Braman, Deer Creek, Lamont, Ponca City, and South Haven, Kansas! Our members enjoy things like golf, fishing, hunting, quilting, cookouts, camping, etc.
Lanny W. Jobe has been preaching for the Blackwell congregation since May 2005 and has been preaching for 32 years. He attended Oklahoma State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and Oklahoma Christian. His education has focused on Bible and Ministry, Business Administration and he holds a B.S. in Psychology. Lanny married Lexy (Blackwell's 2009 and 2016 Teacher of the Year) in 1990 and they have four children: Landon, Laryn, Logan, and Lyndi; and one grand-daughter, Aubree.