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Katie Logan

Katie Logan

This alumna is committed to being who God called her to be.

Katie Logan fully believes that God had and has a plan for her, and she is committed to living that out every day.

She was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. However, when Logan says, “The Lord paved a very clear path that brought me to Bison Hill,” she’s not referring to Interstate 40 eastbound.

The May 2021 Oklahoma Baptist University Bachelor of Music Education graduate is certain it wasn’t just the highway that brought her the nearly 300 miles from the Texas Panhandle to Shawnee, Oklahoma.

“The moment I met with an admissions counselor at a college fair, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace from the Lord that this was the place he was leading me to attend,” Logan said.

So much so that she has remained in Oklahoma as a second-year choral director at Shawnee Middle School.

Dr. Patty K. Nelson, OBU associate professor of music education, said Logan is “excellent at what she does. I can hardly wait until she has her three years of experience in so we can put student teachers with her.”

In reflecting, Logan said she was not familiar with OBU until her junior year of high school. Her older sister had met some students from OBU while serving as a summer missionary and suggested she consider the University. She’s so thankful she did more than just consider OBU.

“On multiple occasions throughout my time as a student, I was reminded of the Lord's faithfulness through my professors in the music department, my resident director in Kerr, and the many friendships I made,” Logan said. “My voice professor, Dr. Stephen Sims, was a pillar of support throughout my four years and consistently reminded me of what it looks like to surrender to the breath in singing and how it also teaches us how to surrender to the Lord. His kindness and encouragement to me was a constant reminder that the Lord had placed me exactly where I needed to be for college.”

Logan grew up in a strong Christian household with a dad as a pastor, a mom as a teacher, and as the youngest of three girls. Her parents were major supporters of her pursuing music.

More importantly, they showed her what it looks like to follow Jesus and be the hands and feet of Jesus in everything she does whether in ministry or not.

“During my time at OBU one of the biggest changes for me was developing confidence in who God made me to be,” she said. “I was no longer identified as a pastor's kid or the younger sibling but got to step into what God called me to be and lean into that with confidence.”

Logan felt her love for the Lord flourish as she learned what it looked like to make her faith her own. She saw how God transformed her life through even the smallest steps of obedience.

“I believe a part of me that would be missing if it weren't for OBU would be the ability to see how the Lord has given each of us unique giftings that can and should be used for his glory and for the furthering of his Kingdom,” she said. “OBU music professors poured countless hours into helping me develop and strengthen my skills as a musician and believer. They not only cared about my skills in music but about my heart and the transformation that was taking place as I grew in my walk with the Lord.”

The gift of teaching allows Logan a special opportunity to love her students like Jesus without ever having to use words.

“Every day when my students walk into my room, I get to be a place of acceptance and a place of safety for them,” she said. “OBU showed me how music can move us in transcendental ways that cannot be explained, and how meeting the needs of those around us can show the love of our heavenly Father in ways that can transform lives.”

Let’s do this.