Rev. J. Pete Hyde
Senior Pastor

Pastor Pete became our Senior Pastor in October of 2003 after spending 20 years as a pastor in the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. Pete holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Northeastern State University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Phillips Graduate Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pete is married to Kay and they have two children – Matt and his wife Ashley who live in Oklahoma City, and Kelli and her husband Omar who reside in Niceville, Florida.

 Scooter Ward

H. L. “Scooter” Ward, Jr., M.A., M.Div.
Associate Pastor

Pastor Scooter became our Associate Pastor in April of 2016. He is a decorated combat veteran of the United States Air Force. Upon serving nine years on active duty as an air battle manager on-board the E-3 Sentry AWACS, he left the military to pursue long-term ministry goals. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Theology from Southeastern Bible College (Birmingham, AL) and Master’s degrees from Luther Rice Seminary (Lithonia, GA). Scooter and his wife, Amy, met while both attending Southeastern and have been married for 13 years. He enjoys singing and making music anywhere and anytime, especially with his big band, Cloud 9 Orchestra.