Connect | Reach | Build | Care

Choctaw Road Baptist Church is Connecting people with God, Reaching others, Building disciples for the Kingdom, and Caring for one another.


People are meant to be connected to God and to one another. We seek to create environment where these connections take place.


We are a Great Commission Church that is working towards the mandate to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.


We are building disciples that build disciples. Connect Groups, Bible Studies, and mentoring are pathways for discipleship.


There are 59 "one another" statements in the Bible and the most used is "Love One Another." By our love people will know that we are disciples of Jesus Christ.

Loving God. Loving People.

Pastor Rick & Stephanie Sowell

I grew up in Clarksville, TN and although I grew up in church I did not begin to follow Christ until I left home at the age of 18. I came to know Christ as a result of the ministry of David Busby at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. My first career was in the field of engineering. I worked for Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM for 2 years. It was during that time that I surrendered to God’s call on my life for ministry. I have been serving full time in the pastorate since 1990. I have served at Eastman Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Heavener, OK and CRBC. I love to practically communicate the truth of God’s Word.

My family story is not an ordinary story. I am currently on my second marriage to my wonderful wife, Stephanie. My first marriage ended with the death of my wife, Debbie, in May of 2005. She died suddenly from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I was left alone to raise three children and pastor a growing church. God blessed my life greatly in 2008 by allowing Stephanie and I to join our lives in serving God. Together we have 6 children and are often referred to as “The Brady Bunch.” Kaela works for JASCO in Edmond, Nathan works Mathis Brothers Furniture, Jordan is a Junior at Oklahoma State, Bree is a freshman at the University of Central Oklahoma, Brady is a Senior at Choctaw High School and Bryce is a Junior at Choctaw High School. When I’m not at work I’m usually watching a high school soccer or baseball game. I enjoy the outdoors–hunting, shooting and fishing. I go to the gym regularly.

Ministry is measured in changed lives. I love to see people grow in their relationship with God as evidenced by their life decisions. I LOVE CRBC, it is the best church I have ever pastored and I believe God has a great future planned for the church.

Our Leadership Team


Rick Sowell

Senior Pastor

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Life Verse:
“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.”
-Titus 3:5-6


Vic Wood

Executive Pastor

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Life Verse:
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
-Matthew 5:16


Paul Colley

Worship & Missions Pastor

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Life Verse:
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you. But to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”
-Micah 6:8


Steve Smith

Connect Groups & Senior Adult Pastor


Life Verse:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
-Proverbs 3:5-6


Mark Mackey

Student Pastor

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Life Verse:
“I have been crucified with Christ & I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me & gave himself for me.”
-Galatians 2:20


Elijah Mire

Associate Student Pastor

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Life Verse:
“I have been crucified with Christ & I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me & gave himself for me.”
-Galatians 2:20




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Life Verse:

“For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. ”
-Jeremiah 29:11-13




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Life Verse:
” For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
-Ephesians 2:10


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Life Verse:
“For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.”
-Romans 6:14
“I can do all things through Christ Jesus who gives me strength.”
-Phillippians 4:13

Administrative Support Staff
Janet Gunter
Administrative Assistant

Becky Durant
Financial Clerk

Sharon Miller




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Life Verse:
“Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is the proof of what we cannot see.”
-Hebrews 11:1


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