Classic Council Road
A classic blend of hymns and choruses with choir and orchestra
Worship that reflects new styles and artist
Clint was born in southern Oklahoma and grew up in Ringling. He attended Oklahoma State University where he studied geology. He then spent eleven years working in the oil and gas industry and the environmental clean-up industry as a consultant and managing two different companies.
On February 2, 1990, on the side of the road outside of Bakersfield, California, he answered God’s call to go into full-time ministry and to change his career path. He calls this his “Road to Damascus” experience. He started serving bi-vocationally and then went full-time in 1992.
Clint and his wife, Deb, have lived in the Oklahoma City area since 1989 and have served at Council Road since 2003. He is passionate about people living in and experiencing true biblical community. He says when people are in biblical community, they are safe and when they are safe, God uses his people and his Spirit to change lives, regardless of where or what they are experiencing.
Clint and Deb live north of Yukon and have three children, Lance, Logan, and Kindle, one daughter-in-law, Maria, and two grandchildren, Ellie and Evan.
Ali was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where both her parents were serving at Tennessee Temple University. Ali's dad was a coach at the school, and her mom taught English. Ali was known as the “little cheerleader.” She was the little red-haired, bright-eyed girl who loved to help cheer at the college basketball games.
Ali was raised by parents who love Jesus and taught her to do the same. She began her relationship with Jesus at the age of four. At age five, her dad took a pastorate in southern New Hampshire where they stayed until her 10th grade year of high school. Her family then moved to Florida, a place where Ali always dreamed of living. She graduated from Sunstate Academy of Hair Design and later worked there as an Admission Director for several years until God moved her to OKC. She did not know that God planned for her to begin working in full-time ministry in 2005, but she loves it! She has worked at CRBC for eight years and currently serves at the Outside-the-Walls Ministry Coordinator.
Ali met the love of her life in N.H., and their dating relationship began in Florida. She and her husband, James, have been married for almost twenty-three years. They moved to Oklahoma in 2004. Since coming to Oklahoma, God has given them four children - all "birthed out of their hearts." She loves trying new restaurants, traveling to new places, going on mission trips, spending time with family (both in OKC and in FL) and is always looking for a special deal as she is a coupon queen!
John attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, played football and graduated with a Biology Education degree. He then obtained a master’s degree in Sport Science from the United States Sports Academy in Mobile, Alabama. He says he married way above his head when he wed his high school sweetheart, Tammy.
He then coached college football in Kansas and high school football in Oklahoma, Alabama and Florida. He and Tammy have three great kids, Mack, Malcolm, and Hannah. He says somewhere during that time, they lived on an island and by a bay, that they miss the ocean life style. He learned a life time of lessons along the way, and made friends in and around the country that are more like family. John has been on staff at Council Road since 2012.
Chris grew up in church, but in high school found himself slowly falling away from God. He started looking to his older brothers for love and comfort, but soon realized this was only a temporary fix. He didn’t realize that God was working in his life, but he was. During his senior year, his friend invited him to play basketball at the Cube. This is where he met a few other guys who started investing in his life. He was invited to Falls Creek that summer where he re-dedicated his life to the Lord. Chris is married to Catherine Allen, and he says he married way above his head. They have one beautiful baby girl named Cassandra. Chris currently serves as the Sports Director at CRBC and loves using sports to spread the Gospel by loving all people to Christ. Chris’ hobbies are playing sports and hanging out with kids. He says God has blessed him with a great family, great friends, and great partners to spread his word. Chris interned here in 2009 and has been on staff since 2011.
Jim was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, and lived there until the 10th grade, at which time his family moved to Oklahoma City. He joined the church when he was seven, but did not have a salvation experience until a spring revival in which the Holy Spirit convicted him of being lost. At that point, he trusted Jesus to be his Savior.
Jim loves all sports, in particular the OU sports program. The Oklahoma City Thunder is his favorite NBA team, and he also follows the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.
He is privileged to serve the Lord at Council Road as Associate Minister in the Pastoral Care Ministry. His duties include hospital visits, managing the Food Pantry and assisting people with financial needs through the Benevolence Ministry. He has the joy to assist in the Bereavement Ministry and to visit families who have experienced the loss of loved ones and conducting funerals when called upon.
Jim has also served as the pastor of the Truck Stop Ministry the last nineteen years. He and other CRBC members conduct a Sunday morning worship service and a Thursday evening Bible study, as well as visiting and counseling drivers and travelers as the opportunity presents itself. He says serving the Lord is the joy of his life.
Sue Ellen and her family walked to the First Baptist Church in Guthrie, Oklahoma, every Sunday where as a child, she accepted Jesus as her Savior in Vacation Bible School.
As the Director of the Recovery Ministries at CRBC, she is blessed to see the amazing healing that takes place weekly in Celebrate Recovery, DivorceCare, 12-step Classes, and the Grief Care classes. A Remembrance Service is also offered at Christmas time, and is a healing time for those who have lost loved ones.
Sue Ellen is also known around the state as “The Glad Hatter,” as she enjoys collecting antique and new hats. She uses hats from her 1,000-plus collection to inspire a large variety of civic groups, schools, and churches. The presentation is historical, funny, and inspirational. Recently a participant said, "Well, I have never before seen God use an old hat!" She challenges everyone to commit his or her passion to the Lord, and to not be surprised at how He will use you and at what blessings await.
Sue Ellen has two married children and one granddaughter, Samantha, with whom she shares birthdays.
Makenzie grew up at Council Road, where her parents met! She is very thankful for the way she was surrounded by the Gospel from the time she was born. She accepted Christ into her life when she was in the third grade. As a junior in high school, she committed her life to ministry, and then she proceeded to avoid that calling for the next ten years or so (she speculates that Jonah may be in her family line.) She is constantly realizing how real and deep the Gospel is and how true God’s promises are. Through times of joy and strife, obedience and wandering, she has seen God’s faithfulness and the life that flows from Him - true redemption, trust, love, and purpose. Makenzie graduated from Wheaton College where she majored in Christian Ministry, Urban Studies, and Photography. She has a passion for community development and loves being part of a church that is committed to doing kingdom work! She is an avid Harry Potter fan, loves Oklahoma City, and loves to be with her friends, family, and ADORABLE dog.
Carisa Wilsie grew up in small town Cordell, Oklahoma. She felt God was calling her to serve as a counselor in a church. However, after graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Family Psychology and a minor in Religion, she felt God leading her to pursue a doctoral degree. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University. She works at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. After serving in the Karis Ministry leadership, she felt that God was calling her to join the church staff part time, investing in the lives of the families who follow God's calling to foster or adopt children. People are broken, whether they seek help from a psychologist or the church, which allows Carisa to work seamlessly in both places. Carisa is married to Chad Wilsie, and they have three children whom God gave them through adoption. They enjoy watching sports, being outside, traveling, cooking, and being with friends and family.