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Mark Jones is the Children’s Pastor at Quail Springs Baptist Church in OKC. He loves teaching preschool, children and their parents. He is the founder of Mr. Mark’s Classroom website where teachers and parents can find resources to support and encourage learning and a relationship with Jesus. http://www.mrmarksclassroom.com.
Paula Lawson currently serves as Children’s Minister at Blanchard First Baptist Church and has spent a good part of her life pointing children to Jesus through local Churches and Christian Education Centers. Before serving at Blanchard First, Paula started a Weekday Early Education Program, Joyful Noise, at First Baptist Church in Newcastle, OK and served as the Children’s Ministry Director at a church plant of FBC Newcastle. She was the Children’s Activity Coordinator at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Blanchard from 1998-2005. She was also a Kindergarten Teacher from 1995 – 1997 at a Christian school in Moore, OK. Paula also currently serves as an officer for the Oklahoma Church Weekday. Paula and her husband Charles have lived in Blanchard since 1997, have four children and one daughter-in-law.
Dawne is a member of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City where she teaches Kindergarten Sunday School and Pre-K Choir. Dawne spent the majority of her 28 years in public education teaching Kindergarten. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and English from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Dawne and her husband, Warren, have two children and four grandchildren.
Sabrina Thomson has served as Minister to Preschool at First Baptist Church-Tulsa for the past 14 years. She began teaching in an early childhood program 40 years ago, which remains her first love. Sabrina has served in many organizations of childhood ministry. It is a joy to see boys and girls come to know Christ; and to see young families come to church.
She and her husband, Mark, have three children and three grandchildren; ages 12, 9 and 2. They enjoy trips and spending time with family.