Heath Tucker began serving in full-time ministry in 2007. He and his wife Randi served in youth ministry at Nicoma Park, First until 2011, when the Lord led him to become senior pastor at Altus, Friendship.

Currently, Tucker is senior pastor at Edmond, Waterloo Road, and he and Randi have five kids. Evan is the oldest and only boy, along with Ali, Kate, Emerson and Addilyn. Kate and Emerson are biological sisters Heath and Randi adopted.

“As best we can, we live transparent lives for our church to see,” Tucker said. “It’s a great opportunity to show the Gospel.”

Tucker is a leader in Oklahoma Baptists’ ministry pipeline, which he said he models after his early years in ministry when he would meet with pastoral mentors.

“I bet I asked them each 100 questions those first few year of pastoral ministry,” he said. “It was such a valuable time for me.”

Now he meets with a small group of first-time pastors nearly every month. Tucker also sets up occasional meetings for the group to meet with other experienced pastors.

“I usually come prepared to share, but really it’s about being a sounding board as they navigate through some of the ‘firsts’ in pastoral ministry,” he said. “The ministry pipeline really accelerates the process of developing into a mature leader.”

Tucker and Waterloo Road are strong supporters of the Cooperative Program (CP). He said CP “is the best vehicle to advance the Gospel locally and around the world.

“Through our cooperation,” he continued, “we send missionaries, plant churches, train pastors, share the Gospel on collegiate campuses, disciple new believers and so much more.”