Our Ministry Staff

Benjamin J. Williams
Senior Minister
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The Williams Family

Ben, Selene, Lucas, and Calvin

About Ben


Member of Central Since: Fall of 2019
Favorite Book (other than Bible): The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Favorite TV Show: The West Wing
Favorite Movie: Nolan's Batman Trilogy
Favorite Restaurant: I'm still looking for it, but it will probably serve General Tso's Chicken.
If you didn’t need a job, were healthy, and had plenty of time, what would you do?
This. I'm one of those rare people who get to do what they love most of the time.


After graduating with a degree in Astrophysics from the OU, Ben earned a Masters of Divinity from Oklahoma Christian University. He is now pursuing a Ph.D (Apologetics) at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the editor of Why We Stayed: Honesty and Hope in the Churches of Christ (2018). In addition to his Christian faith, Ben is a fierce believer in Aristotelian philosophy, human kindness, and the supreme goodness of carefully brewed coffee.

Felicia Whitworth
Children's Minister
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Whitworth Family

Barry, Felicia, Lauren, Madison, & Walker Also Pictured: Mechel, Cheyenne, and Walker's wife Lanie

About Felicia

Member of Central Since: I was raised at Central until I left for college. I moved back in 1993.
Favorite Book (other than Bible): The Giving Tree
Favorite TV Show: Downton Abby and Poldark
Favorite Movie: Muppets Christmas Carol
Favorite Restaurant: Ted's
If you didn’t need a job, were healthy, and had plenty of time, what would you do?
Sleep more, garden, quilt, paint, read more, and travel.


Felicia was born and raised in Ada. She met her husband, Barry, at Oklahoma Christian College. They have three children: Lauren, Madison, and Walker. Felicia also has a bonus child, Cheyenne Howell who has lived with the Whitworths for six years. They got to know Cheyenne from Central's bus ministry. Felicia has worked as Central’s full-time children’s minister for 18 years. In her spare time, she likes to garden, paint, take pictures, and read. She and Barry live on a farm and raise sheep, cows, chickens, 5 dogs, 8 cats, a donkey, and a peacock named Kevin.

Derrick Tharp
Youth Minister
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The Tharp Family

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About Derrick

Member of Central Since: May 1, 2021
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Blake Earnhart
Young Adult Minister
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The Earnhart Family

Blake, Karla, Emerson, Addi, & Jack

About Blake

Member of Central Since: 2007
Favorite Book (other than Bible): The Lord of The Rings
Favorite TV Show: Parks and Recreation (New band name, called it!)
Favorite Movie: Nacho Libre (Give me a piece of that corn!)
Favorite Restaurant: Rubio's in Santa Monica, CA.
If you didn’t need a job, were healthy, and had plenty of time, what would you do?
Build a recording studio onto my house and make FIRE beats all day long! Whoa, wait a minute ... Dr. Dre heard my beats? He wants me to start producing for him? I'm in!


Blake graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Youth and Family Ministry. From 2007 to 2020, Blake served as the Youth Minister at Central. In the Fall of 2020, Blake decided to "retire" to spend more time on his growing music business, Afroduck Sounts. In 2021, Blake agreed to rejoin the ministry staff on a part-time basis in a new position as Young Adult Minister. He manages our campus house, the ZTree, and works closely with Rusty Jordan in our college program. Blake and his wife Karla have three kids, Emerson, Addi, and Jack.

Naomi Jorgensen
Administrative Assistant
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The Jorgensen Family

Naomi, Neil, Eric, Emmy, and Kai

About Naomi

Member of Central Since: 1998
Favorite Book (other than Bible): Anything knitting or quilting related
Favorite TV Show: The Great British Baking Show
Favorite Movie: 101 Dalmations 1996 version
Favorite Restaurant: La Fiesta in Ada
If you didn’t need a job, were healthy, and had plenty of time, what would you do?
Explore the United States with my husband and knit/quilt


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Selene Williams
Benevolence Minister
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The Williams Family

Ben, Selene, Lucas, Calvin ... and their dog, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

About Selene

Member of Central Since: Fall of 2019
Favorite Book (other than Bible): Anything by John Grisham
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Movie: Christmas with the Kranks
Favorite Restaurant: Any Mexican place
If you didn’t need a job, were healthy, and had plenty of time, what would you do?
What I'm doing and more travel


A graduate of Community Care College in Tulsa, Selene has worked in the medical and dental fields, but she says her favorite jobs have been being a mom and helping people through the church. After battling breast cancer, Selene finished her last round of chemo in the Fall of 2020. Shortly thereafter, she accepted the position of volunteer Benevolence Minister at Central. Now she works to reach out to our community wherever she can.

Our Program Directors

Rusty Jordan
College Missions Planting Director
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The Jordan Family

Rusty, Anndea, Samuel, Andy, Asher, Eleanor, & Hezzy

About Rusty

Member of Central Since: February 2021 Favorite Book (other than Bible): The Quarter Acre Homestead and Contagious Disciple Making Favorite TV Show: Fringe, Star Trek, & Psych Favorite Movie: Galaxy Quest Favorite Restaurant: Braum's and Ted's If you didn’t need a job, were healthy, and had plenty of time, what would you do?
More of what I do, building a sustainable farm, digital art creation, and adventuring with my children


Rusty loves growing food, watching God's creation take shape, and seeing his family enjoy the end product. With this same love growing spiritual fruit, watching God's creation take shape, and seeing the magnificent end product. Rusty has spent his entire career in student ministry and now focuses on outreach and training others to plant new college campus missions through discipleship. Rusty and Anndea have five children, Samuel, Andy, Asher, Eleanor, and Hezzy.

Colin Webb
Compassion Clinic Director
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The Webbs

Colin and Jana

About Colin

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Judy Ross
Central Bible Academy Director
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The Ross Family

Bud & Judy

About Judy

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