Mark Olan Smith

Bro. Mark Smith was born on December 13, 1968. He came to know Jesus as his Savior at the age of nine. He felt the call to ministry at 23 years of age. He graduated University of Texas at Arlington in December, 1991, with a Bachelor of Administration, Marketing degree. He was licensed to the ministry at Water Street Baptist Church in Waxahachie, Texas, July 25, 1993. Bro. Mark earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in May, 1996. He was ordained to the ministry at First Baptist Church, Westmoreland, Tennessee, on September 8, 1996.

Bro. Mark and Lisa Kemp were married June 1, 1996. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee. They are the parents of Landon Lee Smith, born October 1, 1999, and Parker Olan Smith, born May 24, 2001.

According to Bro. Mark, "As pastor, I feel it is my role to lead the church in fulfilling Christ's command to make disciples through evangelism, worship, teaching and preaching. I feel that it is my responsibility as pastor to meet the spiritual needs of my congregation through counseling, visitation and fellowship. It is my desire to continue to serve the Lord and follow wherever He may lead."



Minister of Music and Senior Adults

Phil Womack

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Being a part of Memorial Heights has been one of the most fulfilling experiences in my years in the ministry. Worship is such an essential part of our life in Christ and it is my privilege to be a part of pointing people to Jesus. It is my prayer as you enter the sanctuary of God, you experience the fact that God loves you and He desires that you have a personal relationship with Him. Not just in a one-time event - salvation, but by daily walking and living in His will and His strength.

A little about who I am.

Born and raised in Tulsa. A proud Central High School Brave. I grew up attending Immanuel Baptist Church of Tulsa. Under the conviction of the Holy Spirit, the preaching ministry of Dr. Eugene Enlow and the guidance of my father, I came into an personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As a youth I felt the call of God into the full-time ministry. As a result, I attended Oklahoma Baptist University, GO BISON! While attending OBU, I met and married Marcy Gunnels, the joy of my life. The Lord continued to lead and guide through the years and I entered the full-time ministry of music at First Baptist Church of Mission, Texas on December 1,1981. Mission was such a wonderful place to learn what it takes to be a minister and to invest in the lives of others. In July of 1990, God moved Marcy and me to First Baptist Church of Garfield, Arkansas. The Lord continued our growth in Him as well as providing a wonderful son, Michael. In November of 2000 God brought us to Memorial Heights Baptist Church. God is continuing His plan for my life while serving Him here. I praise the Lord for our Choir and I thank you for daring to go outside the box and do some pretty amazing things. I also praise the Lord for all who help me lead in the worship services; your faithfulness and devotion to Christ keeps me going. Through every challenge God has been faithful to provide exactly what is needed, when it is needed. I pray we will continue to follow His leading and His way.

I enjoy wood working and home remodeling (Marcy’s glad of that), fishing at Roaring River State Park in Missouri, traveling, and going to Branson MO. My favorite foods are Steak and Mexican, although my favorite restaurants in Oklahoma are Gripado’s, Olive Garden & The Cheese Cake Factory. My favorite Mexican food place is in Mission TX. Taco Ole! If you don’t know that I like Dr. Pepper, you haven’t been paying attention. I also enjoy talking with Michael about music and choir stuff; son you’re amazing. One of my other favorite things to do is take the SAMs and SALs of Memorial Heights on trips of any kind. Most of which ends up at a restaurant. You all are so much fun.

I hope you know that I want to encourage everyone to invest yourselves in the praise of our Lord, because praising Him is one of things that will last when this world has past.  For we will continually praise Him before the throne, when we enter into an ever deeper fellowship with Him in heaven.

PraiSing Him,

Phil Womack
Minister of Music and Senior Adults






Minister of Children/ Education

Bob Howell

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I am blessed to be serving our Lord here at Memorial Heights as Education/Children’s Minister.

I have been on staff since February 2007.  I have been a member here at MHBC since 1989, and have been working and teaching children most of this time.  In the summer of 2006 the Lord called me to serve Him full time.  At first I tried to ignore it.  That didn’t work because God kept reassuring me He was in control.  I came up with a lot of excuses and God kept saying He was in control.  I already knew you couldn’t run from God but I tried to and failed.  I came to my senses and surrendered to serve Him full time wherever and whatever He wanted me to do.  God has blessed me by placing me in the very church I was already attending.  God was and still is in control.

I have also been blessed with a wonderful wife and family.  I have been married to Elizabeth since October of 1985.  We have 6 children: Daniel & daughter-in love Karin (Granddaughters: Hadley & Maci), David & daughter-in love Leanna, and Allison & son-in love Ryan who is active in serving the Lord in different ways.

The Preschool & Children’s Department here at MHBC is a fun and exciting place for children to learn and grow in the Lord.  If you don’t have a place to Worship, I encourage you to come and Worship with us at MHBC.

Bob Howell
Preschool & Childrens Minister



Foods:  Bar-b-que / Mexican / Asian                                                              
Restaurant:  J.L’s / Chuy's/
P.F. Chang's
Drink:  MT Dew (like you didn’t know)
Pastime:  Camping with family and friends / Trout Fishing                                 






Minister of Youth

Trey Cole

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Trey Cole is a hometown boy who attended school at Sequoyah.  He was called into ministry at Falls Creek shortly after graduation.

Trey and his wife, Mina, have a daughter, Alexa, born on their 4th wedding anniversary in 2019.

Trey’s heart’s desire is to see students come to know Jesus in a personal way, and his joy is teaching them the importance of the whole Bible, and how Jesus is woven into every verse.  He believes that showing students how to be a disciple who lives out their faith is the most important thing he could ever do. 


Foods:  Steak                                                            
Restaurant:  Ichiban, Owasso

Drink:  Dr Pepper
Pastime:  Travel  

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