EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an expanded article based on the 2020 Cooperative Program Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. For more information, please visit www.oklahomabaptists.org/cp.

Mark A. Boyd likes to see the sunrise. That’s when he asks himself, “If I only have one more morning, how will I live today?”

Boyd, 31 years in ministry, was named director of missions for Frisco Association in January 2019. “Instead of serving one church, I’m serving 50 churches in Southeastern Oklahoma” he said.

He tries to live each day by evenly distributing his responsibilities. This includes building relationships with people, praying and studying, preparing for church visits, and preparing for major events, such as February’s evangelism rally. This year, Chuck Kelley, retired president of New Orleans Seminary, was the keynote speaker.

Boyd also is ultimately responsible for the association’s tangible assets under the direction of each ministry leader: Disaster Relief chain saw trailer and related motorized equipment; block party trailer for use by churches in the association; partner (with four other associations) of Kiamichi Baptist Assembly. The association also has an assist team for Vacation Bible School, along with a variety of other ministries for the churches to be a part of in helping people find and follow Jesus Christ.

The Nailbenders is the name of an associational carpentry mission team, which owns its trailer outfitted with construction tools for roofing, framing, remodeling and more.

Mark has been a certified law enforcement officer since 2000 and today is a reserve deputy for Choctaw County. He volunteers in giving back to his community.

Southeastern Oklahoma is a perfect fit for Boyd, who’s been hunting since he was a teen. His favorite trout fishing stream also is located nearby. “I like being in nature, seeing what God has created, and with each sunrise there is a visual reminder of who is in charge,” he said.

Because of the generous giving of Oklahoma Baptists through the Cooperative Program, an amazing array of ministries are supported. This unified giving encourages fellowship with other believers all over the world. Collectively, Oklahoma Baptists are advancing the Gospel together. Learn more at www.oklahomabaptists.org/CP