Pastors & Staff

Adam Lazarine

Senior Pastor

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 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2016. Charlotte and Michael have 3 children; Shane, Catherine and Levi 

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.

Theresa Martins

Youth ministry

Theresa has worked in ministry at FBC Vinita since 2017.  She began in Children's Ministry and moved to Youth Ministry in 2021.  She was saved when she was in fourth grade at a Baptist church in Tucumcari NM.  She has been married to her husband, Brian, since 2019.  They have five children, two boys and three girls; Barry, Nolan, Cynthia, Claudia and Gloria.