Meet Our Ministry Staff

Kevin Baker

Senior Pastor

I came to know Jesus when I was nine years old. My grandfather had recently died and I had a lot of questions about life and death. At the age of nine, there was not a lot of sin to confess, but I began to understand that my sin, no matter how big, was separating me from God. That summer during a church service I felt the need to give my life to Jesus, regardless of the questions I had. I felt God speaking quietly to me, (an inner voice speaking to me). It was Jesus asking me to give my life to Him. I placed my faith and belief in the fact that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for my sins and rose from the dead after being in the grave for three days. For more information about my story and the gospel message of Jesus Christ go to www.mostimportantthing.org

Email me at kevin@martharoadbaptist.org

David Post

Youth & Education Pastor
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I was raised in a Christian home. I went to church all my life but before I met Christ I was just like any other kid. I was a good kid but still wanted to do my own thing. When I was 7 years old I told people that I was saved but it wasn’t until I was 13 that I really accepted Christ. I was asked by my youth pastor if I knew Jesus and I said that I did not know him. During this time of speaking with my pastor I asked Jesus to be the leader of my life. I did not want to follow the ways of world anymore but I wanted Him to guide my life. Since asking Jesus to be the leader of my life it has not always been the best of time. I went through a time during college when I became the ruler of my own life. During my senior year of college I was asked to teach at an event and during this event I felt God move me in the direction of what He wanted my life to be. Since this time I have not wanted to walk away from Him but even in the toughest times I look to Him for guidance and direction. I know my life with Jesus is much more beautiful and fulfilling then it would be without Him.

If you are reading this and don’t know Jesus personally please contact me by email and so we can talk about what it is like to have a Savior that forgives us of our sins. A Savior that is always there. Someone we can depend on even when there is no one else to depend on.

Mark Benedict

Worship Leader
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Mark Benedict is the worship leader at Martha Road, and directs the wonderful MRBC Worship Team. He came to Martha Road in 2011 after leading the worship for the First Praise team in Vernon for 9 years. Mark is married to Robbie. He and Robbie have two daughters, Kendra and April, and a step son, John Peck. He has 2 precious grandchildren, Taylor 7 and Jacklyn 3. Mark also is a Respiratory Therapist and is the clinical coordinator for Family Medical Equipment and Supply, which he started in 1985. He has ridden with the Santa Rosa Palomino Club for 18 years. Mark has been active in the Emmaus community in past years, working several Walks and Chrysalis events. He worked in the Texas Youth Commission correctional units, leading worship and Bible studies for 9 years. His love for the Lord has allowed him to witness through his music ministry. His life verse is John 3:30, “He must become greater; I must become less”.

Don Sevedge

Minister of Education Emeritus
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Don Sevedge is the Minister of Education for Martha Road. Don is married to Kitty Sevedge and has four children, ten grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. Don is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. While stationed in Altus, he surrendered into the ministry. After retirement, Don attended Western Oklahoma State College and Southwestern Theological Seminary earning a Masters in Divinity. Don has a passion for Christian education and desires to see our Sunday School grow and prosper.

Mary Osborn

Administrative Assistant
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Mary Osborn is the Administrative Assistant for Martha Road Baptist Church.  Mary joined the Martha Road ministry staff  March 1, 2016. As a believer since childhood she had not been baptized and chose to make that decision April 10, 2016. Mary came to Southwest Oklahoma as a high school student following her step-father’s deployment to Vietnam. She is a graduate of Altus High School and Western Oklahoma State College. She and her husband Keith married in his home town of Duke, Oklahoma and currently reside in  the Warren community.  Their daughter and her family, Shaundra and Scott Covey, Kaleb and Kooper, are part of the Martha Road Baptist family.