Central Association (CBA), where Chris Hagar serves as director of missions, is actively working on five continents.
“We developed a strategy called Big 5,” Hagar explained. “This strategy involves us having a mission presence on five continents by taking trips and partnering with locals, as well as sending resources. Currently we are in South America, Zimbabwe, India, North America and, until recently, Russia.”
The association has partnered with three church plants in the last four years. Two are in the Oklahoma City area, and one is in Kingfisher.
“We also have fellowship events for senior adults, youth and children throughout the year,” Hagar said. “During each fellowship, we make it a priority to share the Gospel. We also help churches when it comes to Vacation Bible School, whether it be training or helping with the décor.
“Here at CBA, we strive to unite, equip and go,” Hagar said. “That is our purpose. Our prayers are for all of our churches to participate in the purpose and become stronger because of it.”
Hagar grew up in Edmond, graduated from Edmond Memorial High School and the University of Central Oklahoma and attended Southwestern Seminary. He was saved at age 17 at Camp Canyon. After three years of marriage, God called him into ministry. He became youth minister at Hennessey, First, where he served for six years. He was then called to Kingfisher, First as youth/education minister and served there 13 years. From there, he moved to Central Association as director of missions.
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.
Chris Hagar was featured in the 2022 Missionary Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. To see more information, visit oklahomabaptists.org/cp.