July 2018  
Upcoming Events




Staff Meeting
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This is a time that the staff of South Seminole Baptist Church have set aside to meet and discuss matters relating to the church.


A Night in Bethlehem Dress Rehearsal
4:00 PM
Everyone involved with A Night in Bethlehem will meet to do a run through for our VBS Event


A Night in Bethlehem VBS Event
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
South Seminole Baptist Church 2018 VBS Event
Sunday July 29th 2018
4:00pm - 6:30pm


Staff Meeting
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This is a time that the staff of South Seminole Baptist Church have set aside to meet and discuss matters relating to the church.
VBS Follow/Outreach Night
6:00 PM
During this time we will make contact with the families that attend our A Night in Bethlehem VBS Event
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Lead Pastor

Richard "Buck" Wheat

Worship Pastor/Education

The Adam Rainwater

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Adam comes to Seminole with 12 years of experience with church music. Adam was born and raised in Oklahoma and served as the Minister to Children and Families at First Baptist East in Lawton, Oklahoma before coming on staff at South Seminole Baptist Church.


On January 1, 2011 Adam married his soulmate Madeline. Adam and Madeline have a child named Everett who is 3 years old. They also have a 6 year old dachshund named Dobby.


Madeline is a stay a home mom who is an incredible artist. Madeline works with graphite, water colors and acrylic paint and is also an avid book collector. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelors degree in Journalism.


Adam graduated high school from Quinton in Oklahoma, and got an associates degree in elementary education from Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, Oklahoma. He also received his certificate of ordination on November 13th 2011



Adam enjoys learning stringed instruments, making youtube videos, watching netflix, photography and recording music.

Student Pastor

Gary Early

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Gary was born in Midland, Texas and moved to North Texas when he was four years old and later moved to Northeast Texas when he was in high school. 


Gary married his wife, Mindy on August 31st 1991. 


Mindy graduated from Redwater High School and got her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Baylor. 


Gary and Mindy have two children. A daughter, Carson, who is a freshman in high school, loves to play volleyball, basketball, and softball and loves to sing. And a son, Greer, who is in the 3rd Grade.  He loves all sports, but is really in to baseball. He also loves video games.  


Gary graduated high school from Pleasant Grove in Texarkana, and got a bachelors degree in communications from Stephen F. Austin, and a Masters in Christian Education with a youth emphasis from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has been in the ministry for over 18 years, serving in churches in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.  


Gary enjoys all kinds of sports, but mainly football.  His two favorite teams are the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys! Gary foresees two championships coming this year. Gary also loves hunting, fishing and just being outside. 


“We are so glad to be a part of South Seminole.  God’s going to do some awesome things through this church and we get to be a part of it!”

-Gary Early

Certified Ministerial Assistant

Peggy Whitaker

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Peggy has been an invaluable part of the ministry team at South Seminole since 2003.  She has been married to Lynn Whitaker since 1977 and has five children and seven granchildren.  Peggy handles the financial aspects and is the staff ministry assistant. 



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