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Director of Missions

Russell Cook

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Dr. Russell Cook and his wife, Marsha, live in Shawnee, Oklahoma and have three married children. They have eight grandchildren. Dr. Cook and Marsha are members of Immanuel Baptist Church, Shawnee.

Dr. Cook served as pastor for 25 years in Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, before being called as Director of Missions for Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association (PLBA) in November of 1996. As Director of Missions, he devotes much of his time relating to pastors, assisting with ministry assessment and personal spiritual growth. For many in the association he is seen as a "pastor to the pastor." He also provides consultation and orientation for Pastor Search Committees. He has served as Interim Pastor or Transitional Pastor in several PLBA churches and readily serves as pulpit supply when pastors are away from their churches.

Along with serving as Director of Missions, Dr. Cook has established a ministry for deacons. He and Marsha conduct Deacon Ministry Conferences around the nation that serve to educate, encourage and equip deacons and their wives in their ministry in the church. Some of Dr. Cook's articles on deacon ministry have been published in "The Deacon" magazine, a Southern Baptist publication. He has authored three books, Daily Devotions for Deacon'sDiscovering and Developing Your Deacons and Discriptive Duties of Deacons.

Dr. Cook has a Bachelor of Arts from Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas; a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas; and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary, Lithonia, Georgia.

Office Manager and Association Secretary

Janice Maynard

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Janice Maynard and her husband, Mickey, live in Shawnee, Oklahoma and have two daughters; Crystal and Kasey. Kasey is married to Rob "Pup" Rogers who is the Minister to Students at Chisholm Heights, Mustang. Kasey graduated from OU's Health and Science Center in June 2014, with a Doctor of Pharmacology degree. She is now working as a Pharmacist for Walgreen's. On August 8, 2012, she and Pup blessed them with their first grandchildren! Yes, children, they had twin girls, Aubrey Ann and Addison Jean. Crystal is married to Jeremy Flowers. Jeremy works at Tinker and Crystal is a stay at home mom. On January 4, 2015, they blessed them with their third grandchild, a boy, Cooper Joe. Then on  September 21, 2017, they were again blessed with another grandson, Casen Wade.

Janice has been a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Shawnee since 1979, where she is very active in the music ministry. She sings in the Adult Choir, ensembles, and sings solos. Music is one of her great loves! But now that is second to spending time with her precious grandchildren!

Janice has been the Office Manager and Association Secretary for Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association from 1979-1985, then 1994 to present. Being the daughter of a military man turned preacher, has prepared her well for this ministry. There have been a lot of changes through the years, but she feels they have been for the good. She loves her job and feels it is a great ministry opportunity and looks forward to many more years of service.

Print Shop/Media Resource Manager

Tanya Bruton

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Tanya Bruton and her husband, Jeff, live in Meeker, Oklahoma. They have three daughters: McKenzie, Micah, and Madison, two sons: Alex and Austin and one grandson: Henry Miles.  Some of Tanya's hobbies include: scrapbooking, crafting and baking.

In July of 2013, Tanya became the Printshop/media manager. Tanya loves her job and is eager to help our churches with their printing and media needs. 

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