As the southwest regional ministry partner for Oklahoma Baptists, Brett Selby’s mission is to serve and encourage southwest Oklahoma pastors and their churches for the advancement of the Gospel. He facilitates the discovery of the work and purpose of God for pastors and churches. He does this by guiding them to discover answers for themselves.
“Facilitating discovery of the work and purpose of God for a pastor and/or a church is extremely rewarding to me,” he said. “In most cases, adults act on what they discover for themselves, not necessarily what someone else tells them. Using great questions and active listening, I seek to serve pastors and churches in their discovery of God’s will for their lives.”
Part of Brett’s job also involves helping churches as they go through periods of transition, such as in the event of the loss of a pastor. He works in conjunction with associational mission strategists/ directors of missions to offer help that includes recommending interim pastors, resolving conflict and leading congregations through the transitional process.
“Resolving conflict is the hardest thing I do,” Brett said. “But sometimes it is the situation where God does His greatest work.”
He cited one such occasion.
“A pastorless Oklahoma Baptist church was virtually being torn apart by a conflict over a relocation issue. However, through a transitional process and the call of a new pastor, they discovered a new sense of unity and a clear direction for the future.”
Brett and his wife, Brenda, live in Oklahoma City and have two sons. They ask us to pray that Brett will be able to travel safely over the southwest part of Oklahoma and that he would continue to have opportunities to share the Gospel with lost people. Pray also that Brett will pursue Jesus Christ in His Word and through prayer with all his heart.
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.
Brett Selby is featured in the 2023 Missionary Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. For more information about the Cooperative Program, visit oklahomabaptists.org/cp.