The Staff of

chickasha first

  • Timothy Black

    Chi-Alpha college campus pastor

    Pastor Tim has been a part of the ministry at Chickasha First since 1992. Thirteen years were in the children's department, twelve of which were as children's pastor, and eleven years as youth pastor.  Since August of 2008, Tim has been serving as Chi Alpha pastor with seven years concurrently with the youth pastor position.  Timothy is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God.  He and his wife, Connie, have six children and six grandchildren.


  • Smiley and Misty Herrera

    Interim Student Ministries directors

  • Doug and trisha proulx

    interim children's Ministries directors

  • Shanna Rice

    Women's Ministry Director

    Shanna is passionate about helping others discover the transforming power of God’s presence. This passion is evident in every aspect of her life. Vocationally, Shanna serves as the CEO/Executive Director of Southwest Youth and Family Services, a not-for-profit organization specializing in youth prevention programs, substance abuse treatment, and domestic violence intervention. She has been the worship leader at Chickasha First for the past 15 years and was recently appointed as the church’s women’s ministry coordinator. She has a Masters Degree in Human Relations, is an Oklahoma Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and is also a certified teacher. Shanna is currently working towards her ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God. Firmly grounded in the Word of God, her professional background and personal encounter with anxiety and depression give her a rare perspective. Even though Shanna immensely enjoys preaching and making others laugh, her focus remains on creating a space for people to experience the transforming power of God’s presence.

  • Connie Black

    Pastor's Secretary

    Connie Black has been working in the office at Chickasha First since the year 2000. She and her husband, Timothy, joined Chickasha First in 1990 and have been a part of the ministry staff since 1992, serving as children’s pastors, youth pastors, and now Chi Alpha campus ministry pastors at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Having a background in commercial art and a love for design, Connie also serves on the creative team at Chickasha First.


    Timothy and Connie raised six children in this fellowship of believers and are now the grandparents of five active boys and one sweet baby girl.

  • LaDonna Locke


    LaDonna has been employed with Chickasha First since February 2014 as bookkeeper and receptionist. She has three children; two daughters and a son. Her favorite verse is

    Romans 8:28.

  • Thomas Blackstar

    Men's ministries director

    In addition to leading the Men's Ministry of the church, Thomas Blackstar serves on the Official Board of Chickasha First.  He has been a member in good standing at Chickasha First for many years.  His wife, Rewa, manages the Wee Care Learning Center daycare located on campus at Chickasha First.  They are the parents of three boys, Gabriel, Michael, and Gideon.