Bro. Larry has served as pastor of Northeast Baptist Church for the past 33 years (1984-present). He came to Ponca City from the Alameda Baptist Church, Norman, OK. He and his wife, Sandy, have two married children Julie Free and her husband Josh, and Jason Nigh and his wife Jennifer. They are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren Caleb, Kate, Nicole, and Haley Free; and Reysa and Reyden Nigh.
Sandy has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from OBU, a Masters of Education degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, and a Masters of Nursing degree from the University of Oklahoma. She was an instructor of nursing at Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, OK. for over 17 years. Presently, she is an instructor of nursing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OK. She is the nursing coordinator of the Ponca City site.
Bro. Larry has a Bachelor of Religion degree from OBU, a Masters of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO. He has pastored for the past 42 years serving at First Baptist Church, Gage, OK; Alameda Baptist Church, Norman, OK, and Northeast Baptist Church, Ponca City, OK.
Bro. Larry enjoys playing golf, racquetball, and fishing. He and his wife enjoy hiking in the mountains and traveling with family and friends.
During his years of service at NEBC Bro. Larry has led the church through several building and remodeling projects. The church built a new 680 seat worship center in November, 1996 and the Family Life Center building in May, 2004.