Our staff


    Director of missions

    Norm has been serving as the Director Of Missions for the Muskogee Baptist Association since May of 2017. He's been married to Karen for 39 years and they have two grown married children and two granddaughters. He has a diverse background in church ministry spanning over the past 39 years. He has been pastoring for 21 of those years and serving in mission work for 18 years. Norm and Karen served 8 years as church planting missionaries to an unreached people group in Papua New Guinea. 

    Norm was a mission trainer for the Missouri Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board for five years. He has traveled to over 30 countries on mission trips to help train and equip pastors in evangelism and church planting.

    Norm has a B.A. Degree in Bible and Biblical Languages from Southwest Baptist University, a B.A. Degree in Intercultural Ministries from New Tribes Mission, and a Masters Degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.




    Wanda has worked for the Muskogee Baptist Association for the last 23 years.  Wanda is also the Associational VBS Director and helps with other children's programs within the association. Before coming to the association she was a graphic designer for a local newspaper. Today, she helps with designing flyers and banners for churches to promote activities in their churches.

    Wanda is married to Dean Haley, pastor of Keefeton Trinity Baptist Church in Muskogee. They have three children and twelve grandchildren. Wanda and her husband have served in several of our associational churches throughout the years. 




    Karen has been serving as Assistant Secretary for the Muskogee Baptist Association since August of 2017. She is the wife of Norm Howell, the Director of Missions for the MBA. She has 2 grown children, Matt and Kelli, and 2 granddaughters. She enjoys singing and playing the piano, and loves studying the Bible. Over the years Karen has taught women in a variety of conferences, retreats and Bible studies. She is also an accomplished piano player and has worked with a number of worship teams.

    She and her husband served at Skyline Baptist Church in Branson for 8 ½ years before moving to Fort Gibson, OK. They also served as tribal missionaries in the jungles of Papua New Guinea for 8 years. She and Norm have been married for 39 wonderful years.




    Rowdy is originally from Arkansas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from the University of Arkansas. He is also a Graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his MDiv with a Concentration in Education. Before entering the Ministry, he worked in the secular world for twenty years. He also served 2 years as the Singles and College Ministry Minister at Grove’s FBC in Grove, OK. He then served one year as the BCM Director at Northeastern A&M College in Miami, OK. At the end of his first year he moved to Muskogee, OK and is starting his 13th year working as the BCM Director of Bacone College, Northeastern State University Muskogee, Connors State College Port Campus, and Connors State College Warner Campus. In addition to working as the Muskogee Area BCM Director, he is active in missions and is an avid cyclist.




    Drake is the Associate BCM Director for the Muskogee Area. Drake and his wife, Katie, have been married for 2 years. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Multimedia from Rogers State University. He got his passion for college students while serving in both his local church and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. He is excited about his opportunity to make and grow disciples on the Muskogee college campuses.