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Odus Compton

Director of Student Ministry


Compton joined OBU’s staff in 2008 as the Director of Student Ministry after previously serving OBU as the Baptist Student Union Director and Director of Religious Activities from 1992-2002. Odus is responsible for working with churches, associations and denominational staff in Oklahoma, as well as coordinating special events and promoting church partnership and church staff dependent scholarships.

He is active in preaching and teaching at various Oklahoma Baptist churches, conferences and events. Compton graduated from OBU in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He then went on to serve as the Baptist Student Union director at Maui Community College in Maui, Hawaii. Odus returned to OBU in 1989, filling the role of assistant campus minister.

After his retirement from the position of Baptist Student Union Director and Director of Religious Activities in 2002, Compton co-founded Heritage Property Holdings, Inc., and serves as the company’s president.

Odus and his wife, Paula, an 1989 OBU graduate, have eight children: Blake, 17; Caleb, 13; Lindsey, 10, Rachel, 8, Micah, 7; Nate, 5; Noelle, 3; and Charity, 20 months.


B.A., Psychology, Oklahoma Baptist University

M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary