Earlier this summer, a new podcast program was introduced by Oklahoma Baptists. Called “The Feeding & Leading Podcast,” the program is specifically designed to encourage and equip pastors and other ministry leaders.

Hosted by Todd Fisher and Andy Taylor, each podcast episode is approximately 25 minutes in length and has on one of two general focal points: pastoral leadership and the preaching of God’s Word.

The Feeding & Leading Podcast program offers two episodes per month, available for download on all podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more, as well as at oklahomabaptists.org/podcast.

Topics already covered in the episodes now available include: “The importance of expository preaching,” “SBC Annual Meeting review” and “Pastoral wellness.”

Todd Fisher serves as executive director-treasurer for Oklahoma Baptists, and Andy Taylor serves as Oklahoma Baptists east-central regional ministry partner. The two have more than 60 years of combined pastoral leadership experience.

“Andy Taylor and I are thrilled to love, support, encourage and equip local church pastors with these brief and targeted episodes!” Fisher said when the first “Feeding & Leading” podcast episode launched in June.

Pastor Jordy McKaskle, of Marlow, First, said, “I have already listened to the first episodes. Great content!” Pastor Colton Arbuckle of Seminole, Harvey Road said, “I’ve been loving the podcast!”

Podcast listening is on the rise in America. According to one news source, some “55 percent of Americans have listened to a podcast,” with more than 40 percent listening on a monthly basis.

The number of available podcasts grew exponentially during the recent pandemic, and statistics revealed podcast listening has greatly expanded, as only a few years ago (in 2015) less than 10 percent of Americans listened to podcasts on a regular basis.

About the “Feeding & Leading Podcast” hosts

Todd Fisher was elected into the role of Oklahoma Baptists executive director-treasurer in October of 2021. Prior to his time with Oklahoma Baptists, Fisher served as senior pastor of Shawnee, Immanuel. He has 30 years of pastoral experience and has served in multiple leadership roles in Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) life. He earned master of theology and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southern Seminary; a doctor of ministry from Midwestern Seminary; a master of divinity from Southwestern Seminary; and a bachelor of arts from Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). He also has taught at OBU and two SBC seminaries and has served on various boards across SBC life, including as chair of the Southern Seminary board.

Andy Taylor stepped into the role of regional ministry partner with Oklahoma Baptists in 2022. Prior to coming to the state convention, Taylor was pastor of Broken Arrow, Arrow Heights. Taylor earned a bachelor of arts degree in religion (Bible emphasis) from Oklahoma Baptist University; a master of divinity degree in biblical languages from Southwestern Seminary; a graduate certificate in Christian apologetics from Biola University; and a doctor of ministry degree in expository preaching from The Master’s Seminary. His 30-plus years of ministry include serving as senior pastor at Ponca City, First and Chickasha, Trinity. He also served on staff at Moore, Regency Park and a church plant in Texas. In addition, Andy served more than eight years as a full-time U.S. Army chaplain.

To download an episode of “The Feeding & Leading Podcast,” or to find our more information, visit oklahomabaptists.org/podcast.