OBU will observe its annual Founder’s Day celebration during the chapel service Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Dr. Todd Fisher, senior pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church of Shawnee, will deliver the chapel address.
Founder’s Day is held each year near the beginning of the spring semester to commemorate the University’s incorporation in 1910. Founder’s Day is also dedicated to honoring those who have faithfully served as faculty and staff at OBU in the past.
Fisher has 27 years of pastoral ministry and has been the senior pastor at Immanuel since 2003. Born and raised in Fort Worth, he made his way to Oklahoma to attend OBU, where he met his wife Jamy whom he married in 1994. They have three children and love serving together as a part of the amazing things God is doing at IBC Shawnee.
A 1992 graduate of OBU, Fisher completed his Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1996. He completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2001 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. and Th.M. in 2018 at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Fisher is committed to encouraging and equipping people to grow as disciples through his ministry at IBC, blogging and speaking opportunities. Passionate about preaching and teaching the Bible, he serves as an adjunct faculty member at OBU and SWBTS. He loves spending time with his family and attending his children’s activities.