Senior Pastor // John Hickman
John & Kim Hickman
John and Kim grew up in different parts of the country, John in Oklahoma City and Kim in south Alabama. God, in His sovereignty, brought them together while John was ministering in Richland, Mississippi. They were married in 2006 and are now blessed with two wonderful children. Isaac is 8 and Isabel is 6. John is a sports fanatic cheering on the Sooners and Thunder while Kim loves coffee, sweet tea, and Roll Tide Roll.
John had been leading students to the Lord through various types of Student Ministry for 15 years. Some of that time was on different church staffs and 5 years through traveling evangelism. John graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Telecommunications and then went on to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to earn his Masters of Divinity. Kim graduated from University of Mobile with a degree in Business Administration. In June of 2012, John and Kim clearly heard from God that He wanted them to plant a church in Oklahoma City. God, in His faithfulness, brought John to Pinelake Church in Brandon, MS, as the Church Planting Resident. After training through this incredible church and the Launch Network, John and Kim officially launched Everyday Church on 1-12-14
eKids Director // Justin Payne
Justin & Sassy Payne
Justin and Sassy’s story is definitely written by God. Justin was living in Northeast Oklahoma while Sassy was working in Oklahoma City. In 2015 while Justin was on staff at a church, God brought them together through a mutual friend, and they were married in October 2016. After they were married, Justin relocated to Oklahoma City with Sassy. Justin is into sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys, filmmaking, and cooking. Sassy enjoys Netflix, her two cats Katie Pury and Steven Tyler, and watching movies.
Justin was called to ministry at a young age. Although he was unsure where God wanted to place him, he still pursued God throughout his teenage years. After graduating high school, he was placed on staff as Student Minister intern where he fell in love with students and ministry. At the age of 21, God called him to his first student ministry position serving at Canyon Road Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After spending 5 years on staff, God called Justin to his home church in Oologah, Oklahoma where he served as Student Minister for 2 years at Harbor Church. Once he met his wife, Sassy, Justin moved to Oklahoma City and was led to Everyday Church. Justin has a degree in Communications from Rogers State University.