Oklahoma Baptist University

Wendell Lang

Director of Church Relations

Montgomery Hall
405-585-5700

OBU Box 61274
500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804

Biography

Lang earned a bachelor’s degree in religion from OBU in 1978. He earned a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981, and a doctor of ministry degree from Phillips University in 1987.

He served as pastor of West Jackson Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., from 2005-10. He was a member of the National Cooperative Program Task Force in 2004-05. From 2003-05, he served as executive director/treasurer of the Illinois Baptist State Association. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Pryor, Okla., from 1989-2003; Berry Road Baptist Church in Norman, Okla., from 1985-89; Brush Creek Baptist Church in Springdale, Ark., from 1981-85; and Farris Baptist Church in Farris, Okla., from 1980-81.

In denominational service, Lang served on the board of the North American Mission Board from 2009-10 and 1994-98; on the board of trustees for Tennessee Baptist Convention, 2006-10; on the Union University board of regents, 2006-10; as president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma in 2000; on OBU’s board of trustees, 1991, 1993 and 1998-2004; on the board of trustees for the Southern Baptist Convention Annuity Board, 1998-2004; and on several committees through the BGCO and the SBC. He served on the BGCO board of directors in 1987. He taught as an adjunct professor through OBU’s Ministry Training Institute in 1986 and 1991.

Lang has also been actively involved in associational Baptist service, Christian-based writing projects, church extension ministries and civic service.

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