The Staff of

chickasha first

  • Chad and Julie Allred

    Lead Pastors

    Pastor Chad is a graduate of Southwestern Assembly of God University and will receive his Master of Arts degree in Theology from Oral Roberts University in May of 2019. He is an ordained minister with the Oklahoma District of the Assemblies of God.  He and his wife, Pastor Julie, have two beautiful daughters, Giovanna and Arianna.

    Pastor Chad's desire is that through Christ's love we connect to God and each other as a family.

  • 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


    Smiley and Misty have been involved in youth ministry since 2000 and have helped in several other areas of  church ministry throughout the years.  They are currently working on their certification credientials with the OK District of the Assemblies of God.  Smiley and Misty have been married for 21 years and have 3 children, Haylee, Taylor, and Ethan.


  • Doug and trisha proulx


    Pastors Doug and Trisha have been in children's ministry since 2011.  They hold credentials with the Oklahoma District of the Assemblies of God and are working toward becoming licensed ministers.  Doug and Trisha have 3 children, Ashton, Corbin, and Liberty.  Their desire is to share God's love with children and provide them with the tools they need to be disciples for Christ. 


  • 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 led worship at Chickasha First for 15 years and prior to being appointed as the church’s women’s ministry director. 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.

  • Bill Ingraham

    Men's ministries director

    In addition to leading the Men's Ministry of the church, Bill also volunteers as a greeter on Sunday mornings at Chickasha First alongside his wife, Lori.