Sunday Worship Services | 8:30AM & 11:00AM
7201 W. Britton Road, OKC
(corner of N Rockwell Ave & W Britton Rd)
john strauss associate pastor

John Strauss

Ministry Experience

2013-Present
Pastor, Adult Education
Metropolitan Baptist Church, OKC
2000-2013
Associate Pastor, Pastor of Administration
Metropolitan Baptist Church, OKC
1973-99
Teacher, Deacon & Elder
Metropolitan Baptist Church, OKC
1968-69
Director of Christian Education – Muskegon, MI
1967-68
Youth Director – Jackson, MI

Family
Married to Ardell Colyar, 1966. Two children, four grandchildren.

Education
B.A. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Seminary studies – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL

About me
I was born into the family of a small town pastor in eastern Pennsylvania. As a “preacher’s kid” I learned all the right answers to the questions about being a Christian. But at the age of 8 I began to realize that I was a sinner and needed a savior just like everybody else. One Sunday evening I put my trust in Jesus as my personal savior and began my life as a follower of Jesus.
As a senior in college I met the love of my life on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend. Three years later we were married and our love grows each year. (Ask me about my kids and grand kids.)
We came to Oklahoma in 1970 and I worked for the State of Oklahoma in information/data services for 30 years. We found, connected with and became active in Metropolitan Baptist Church during those years. The invitation to join the pastoral staff in 2000 was another step in our life of becoming a devoted and obedient follower of Jesus. I look forward to serving Jesus and his church for years to come.