James R Raffety
Pastor James entered the ministry in 1995 and has served in OK and TX as a Youth Minister, Singles’ Minister, House Parent at Boys Ranch Town in Edmond, OK, and as Senior Pastor leading a church in revitalization. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Ministry with Pastoral Emphasis, Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Masters of Arts in Christian Education and is completing his Doctorate in Educational Ministry both from Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary in Ft. Worth. He is married to Kathy and they have 3 wonderful children. "I believe my spiritual giftedness and skill set is in line with the needs of Central Baptist and am humbled God has chosen to use me to lead His church in revitalization. The focus of my ministry is to teach people the truth of the Gospel. The world, and even the church, has lost proper perspective of Jesus, thinking He came to offer us simply a way to Heaven someday."