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McNeill, Pastor of FBC Durant, Delivers Chapel Message April 6

April 6, 2022

Garry McNeill, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Durant, Oklahoma, delivered the OBU chapel message April 6. He taught on the Parable of the Good Samaritan. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium.

McNeill has served as senior pastor of FBC Durant since 2019. He previously served for four years as pastor of FBC Cherokee, Oklahoma. Prior to becoming a senior pastor, he served in youth ministry for 18 years. He graduated from Garber High School and then earned a degree in mass communications from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. He later earned a graduate degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He and his wife Heather married in 2002 after meeting at Northwestern and serving together in various leadership positions at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. They have four children – Haley, Reeselyn, Brynlee and Garrison. He has a strong desire to walk beside people through the struggles of life and encourage them along the way. He looks forward to the preparation and preaching of God’s Word each week, and he also enjoys playing and watching sports, leading worship, and spending time with his family.