Rick Anthony has been the lead pastor of Grace Fellowship since the fall of 2006. Prior to serving at Grace Fellowship, Rick served at churches in Oklahoma and Colorado, and worked with Lifeway Christian Resources. Rick graduated from Norman High School, Oklahoma State University and received a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Community is important to Anthony who has led the church to partner with several local organizations to combat homelessness and hunger. Rick volunteers with Food and Shelter as the Food Pantry Coordinator and serves on the Oklahoma Cooperative Baptists Coordinating Council. He is married to Andrea, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, currently with the Norman Public Schools. Andrea has worked with battered and abused women at the Norman Women’s Resource Center, served in private clinical practice, and taught Psychology as a adjunct Professor with the University of Oklahoma. Rick and Andrea have loved raising their five children in Norman and as a part of the Grace Fellowship family. Currently three of their children are pursuing undergraduate degrees at Oklahoma State University, one at University of Oklahoma Law School, and one in his senior year at Norman High School.
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Good morning. I have reached out to the church a few times but haven’t heard back yet. I know times now are difficult and the church isn’t meeting but we could always use prayer. I am asking now what prayers you or the church may need other than COVID-19. The following was my original message. If you have responded and I missed it I am sorry, please let me know by a text or call at the number below with the email it was sent from and I’ll check my email again. I do want to apologize that a few months ago most of my messages got wiped from my inbox and hopefully it wasn’t in there!
Good morning. My name is Courtney Prieto and alongside my husband Frank, we are the youth pastors at The Place Church in Blanchard (www.gototheplace.com) As a church, we have what we call Church of the Week. This is where we choose a church from the surrounding area to pray for that week. We’d like to pray for Grace Fellowship of Norman during this next week. So, here comes the hard part…what would you like us to pray for? It can be for the church, personal, or for the community. If we could also use your picture from the website so we can put a face with the prayers, that’d be great. Thank you for your time, and stay safe!
I apologize for not getting back to you, thank you for your prayers. Prayer needs are health for our vulnerable population, wisdom and discernment in regard to most Christlike time, and method, to resume physical gatherings in way that is most selfless and merciful. Thanks!