Mike Claunch – Senior Pastor
Ministry Role & Responsibility
One of the great blessings of my life is to have the privilege of leading St. Andrew Baptist Church! I have been the pastor for eleven years. The focus of my ministry is three-fold.
I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, raised in Houston, Texas, and went back to Tulsa where I met and married my High School sweetheart. Karen is still the love of my life and my faithful partner in ministry. You can read more about this amazing woman as well as our wonderful staff by looking at the rest of our leadership team. Karen and I have two sons, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild!
I graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University (B.S.) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). I love the Scriptures and believe that they are perfect and inerrant. I delight to study, preach, and teach the Word of God!
Fifteen years ago, God broke my heart over the lostness of the world. My response to Him was to commit to being an Acts 1:8 Christian and an Acts:1:8 pastor. I go every year to West Africa and Brazil where I lead pastor/leader training. I also lead teams to Brazil where we plant churches in towns with little or no evangelical witness.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
I majored in math in college and still love both math and science.