Pastors & Staff

Cody Wells 

Senior Pastor

Cody was born in Lawton, OK in 1981 and was raised in Clinton, OK. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Nicaela since 2007.  They have two young sons, Ephram and Zane and a baby daughter Kyah.

Cody received a Bachelor of Arts from Oklahoma Baptist University. He conducted His graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He obtained a Master of Arts in Religion as well as a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministries from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in ministry for 20 years as a youth pastor, church planter/missionary, and senior pastor. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as watching and playing sports (especially basketball and college football.) He also enjoys technology and is a bit of a gear head.

Matt Young

Interim Music Minister 

Matt was raised in Chelsea, Oklahoma. He's married to his wife Alicia and they have one daughter, Alyx.

Matt graduated from Chelsea High School in 1996 and completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Oklahoma Baptist University in 2000. He has served as interim music minister at various times at Vian Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Vinita. He also serves as Director of Bands at Vinita Public Schools.

Charlotte Thulin 

Children's Minister

Charlotte grew up as a member of FBC Vinita (Charlotte Wade). She was saved at the age of seven after attending a Winter Bible Study. She first felt called to ministry while attending Falls Creek after her 8th grade year. She graduated Vinita High School in 2001 and went to Oklahoma Baptist University that fall as a piano major. After her freshman year of college she felt God call her to children’s ministry while sponsoring children’s camp.  She married Michael Thulin in 2003. Charlotte graduated from OBU in May of 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Ministry with an emphasis in Children’s Ministry and a minor in music. She Graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Southwester Baptist Theological Seminary in 2016.

Kristal Powell 

Church Office Manager 

Kristal started working at FBC Vinita in January of 2005.  She is married and has 2 boys, Lance and Matthew.  She was saved and baptized during a revival, at the First Church of God in Vinita, at the age of 13.  In 2005, when she came to work at FBC, she joined the church and rededicated her life to Christ.

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