Aspen Park Baptist Church will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Sunday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. with a service lead by First Baptist Broken Arrow Pastor Nick Garland and followed by a catered lunch on the church grounds.
The church began as a mission of First Baptist in 1963 as Clayton Baptist Church. Two years later, on May 2, 1965, the mission became a self-supporting congregation.
It was a monetary gift from the Clayton family that enabled First Baptist to purchase the property and structure from Old Paths Pentecostal Church on South Aspen. The mission’s first service was held on June 7, 1963.
In its 50-year history, the church has seen a number of changes including a name change from Clayton Baptist Church to Aspen Park Baptist Church in 1992. Six pastors and three interim pastors have served Clayton/Aspen over the past 50 years.
Fifty Years of Pastors
1965-1967 – Rev. Everett Johnson (Original mission pastor from 1963-1965)
1967-1970 – Rev. A.C. Booth
1970-1973 – Rev. Don Franklin
1973-1974 – Rev. Danny McDonald (interim)
1974-1984 – Rev. Eugene Herndon
1984-1989 – Rev. John Pickup
1989-1990 – Rev. Keith Millis (interim)
1990 - Rev. Mark Anderson (interim)
1990-Present – Rev. David Crump
All former and current staff and congregation are invited to attend the celebration. Lunch will be under a tent following the service featuring a message from Rev. Garland, special music by the church’s praise team and choir and a review of the church history.
Aspen Park Baptist Church is located at 4400 S. Aspen in Broken Arrow.
For more information about Aspen Park Baptist Church and the 50th Anniversary contact the church office at 918-455-2100.