Pastor Andy Finch has a deep commitment to preaching and teaching God's Word with clarity and conviction so people can find the hope and help they need to face the opportunites and challenges of real life. Andy is motivated by a desire to see real life-change through the power of Jesus Christ in every person who walks through the doors of First Baptist Church. He truly cares as much about growing people as he does about growing our church. Andy is an effective and visionary leader who strives to mobilize the entire church to live on mission for Christ in their homes, schools, work places and community.
Andy grew up in Houston and Orange, Texas, where he was liscened and ordained for the ministry at First Baptist Church. He is a 1994 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and 1997 graduate of Baylor's George W. Truett Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Andy came to FBC Blanchard in the fall of 2006 after serving at his last pastorate in Sand Springs, OK for nine years. Currently, Andy is in the process of completing the final phase of his doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, IL.
Andy enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching all kinds of sports, reading and spending time with friends.
Andy is blessed by the support of his wife and best friend, Steva, who graduated from OBU with a degree in nursing. Currently, Steva devotes her time to their four children: Catherine, Anna, Caleb and Seth. She also enjoys serving in women's and children's ministries at church, spending time with friends, encouraging other women through mentoring, reading and music.
Hello, My name is Nick Atyia and I am the Student Pastor at FBC Blanchard. My wife and I are excited that you have visited the FBC Blanchard web site. We hope that you will take time to visit us on location. We love teenagers and have been serving together in ministry all of our marriage. Here is a little infomation about our family.
Nick and Libby joined First Baptist Church in September of 2003. They have been married since January 20, 2001 and have two beautiful boys. Gabriel was born in 2004 and Easton was born in 2006. They love FBC and the community of Blanchard. Nick has been in Student Ministry since 1998. Nick and Libby are graduates of Oklahoma Baptist University and Nick is currently working on a Master's Degree in Christian Education.