Dr. Vern Charette

“Brother Vern” grew up with an alcoholic father and had a sister die at the age of 39 due to alcohol and drugs. As a teenager hailing from the "Westside” of Tulsa, Vern was following suit. Vern was a high school dropout, in trouble with the authorities and living an immoral life. An African American preacher witnessed to the 18-year-old and invited him to church. In the summer of 1990 and in a little store front church in Tulsa, Vern, broken by the power of the gospel, gave his life to Jesus.

God confirmed Vern’s call to preach at the age of 19, after a trip to Falls Creek. The same trip, in which, Vern also met his wife, Jennifer.  In 1997, the GED graduate entered Oklahoma Baptist University and started his formal educational journey. After graduating from OBU, Vern would go on and earn an M.Div. at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee and a Th.M. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. During these years of formal education, Vern continued his evangelistic ministry and has more than two decades of itinerate evangelism experience. Vern also has more than seven-years’ experience teaching “text-driven” preaching as a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has recently served in an adjunctive role with both Southwestern and the Haskins School at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

Vern and “Jen” celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary recently and have a son named “Christian,” after John Bunyan’s famous character in Pilgrims Progress.



FBC Coweta, situated in a growing community near Tulsa is prayerfully taking resumes. We are looking for gifted worship leader that has the ability to lead a growing multigenerational church in blended worship. Any other abilities and gifts are a plus, including educational or administrative. This is a unique opportunity for someone to lead a healthy church and staff into a very bright future. Send a resume to personnel@fbccoweta.org, attention “Music Position.”



FBC Coweta, situated in a growing community near Tulsa and excellent school system is prayerfully taking resumes. We have wonderful facilities, a healthy staff and incredible potential to make a major impact in the lives of many students. Any other abilities and gifts offered are a plus. Send a resume to personnel@fbccoweta.org, attention “Youth Position.” 


Christine Griebel

Christine is the director of the preschool/nursery and the interim Children's Director. Christine has been married to her husband, Todd, since 2000. They have three boys: Michael, Matthew, and Mason. Originally from northern Iowa, Christine's family moved to Coweta in 2009. She began working in the preschool department in 2011 as a teacher. She became the director in 2013. In January 2020, Christine became the interim Children's Director.


Mark Light

Mark is the Senior Adult Director. Mark was saved in 1963, at the age of eight, at Paradise Hills Southern Baptist Church in San Diego, California.  PHSBC remained  his church home for most of the next 30 years. There, he met his wife, Cindy, and they were married in 1974. He served in several positions including youth Sunday school teacher, youth director, deacon and part time music director.
His employer transferred him to Oklahoma in 1996. They became members of Olivet Baptist Church, where Mark joined the choir and was privileged to sing on the worship team and in quartets.
In 2018, he and Cindy moved to Coweta. In January 2019 they joined first Baptist Church of Coweta, where they have served since that time. Mark and Cindy have two grown sons and four grandchildren.


Lia Graham

Lia Graham is the Administrative Assistant and has been on staff since 2009. She has been married to her husband Kelly since 1987. They have three children, Brandon and his wife BayLee, Alisha and her husband Jake and Kent. They also have two grandsons, Hunter and Waylon and two granddaughters, Sage and Blaire.