Bruce Johnson, Senior Pastor
Bruce graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religion. This is actually the second time he has served on staff at Enid First Nazarene; he was the associate pastor here from 1990-1992. He then pastored churches in Austin, Texas, and Bethany, Oklahoma before returning to Enid in 2004 to serve as the senior pastor.
Pastor Bruce is an energetic guy who lives life to its fullest and longs for everyone to enjoy the journey together. His love for Christ and his call to ministry drive him to constantly reach out to include others. His desire, above all else, is to glorify God and see people develop an intimate relationship with the Father. He enjoys snow skiing, fishing in Colorado and playing golf.
Pastor Bruce and Sandy have been happily married since 1980. They have two children, Tyler and wife, Camerann, and Samantha and husband, Philip. The Johnson's pastor as a team at Enid First Church of the Nazarene.
Sandy Johnson, Office Administrator
Sandy serves alongside her pastor husband at Enid First Church of the Nazarene. Her involvement in nearly every ministry of the church, along with serving as the church office administrator, keeps her very busy.
Sandy has a real heart for ministry and is a continuing student of God's Word. You will find her to be a warm, humorous, and encouraging gal to everyone she meets.
Sandy's hobbies include crocheting, decorating, antiquing, and sewing. She loves being a mom to her incredible kids!
Ashley Hellman, Children's Pastor
Ashley first became a member of Enid First Nazarene in 2007 after being invited on Friend Day. God led her toward the opportunity of becoming the children's pastor in September 2008.
Ashley was raised in Enid and graduated from Chisholm High School. She went on to Northern Oklahoma College where she played basketball and earned her Associate's Degree in 2003. She then transferred to Oklahoma State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Management in 2005.
Ashley is passionate about partnering with parents in teaching their children about the Bible. She strives to be a guide for kids during their everyday situations and as they grow in their ability to choose to follow Christ.
Ashley and her husband Mike were married in 2004. Mike works at Farmers Grain as a Risk Management Specialist. They have five children, Reed, Mikenley, Jayla, Nakoa and Sadie. Mike and Ashley enjoy the outdoors, spending time with family and watching their kids play sports.
Tyler Johnson, Worship Leader
Tyler has been voluntarily leading the congregation into worship through music since 2013. He wholeheartedly believes that music ministers in ways that words sometimes cannot. His desire is to glorify the Lord and to open his heart to the Spirit's moving.
Tyler has been married to his sweetheart Camerann since May 2012. They own First Class Lawns & Irrigation and also Faith Decorative Lighting. They enjoy their Labrador retriever Huckleberry Finn Johnson—or "Huck" for short. Camerann earned her Masters of Counseling in psychology in December 2014, and is a school counselor in the Enid Public School system. Tyler lives to hunt waterfowl and enjoys golfing and snow skiing.
Bobby Cranston, Youth Pastor
Bobby graduated from Southern Nazarene University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Theology/Ministry. He is from Lubbock, Texas.
Bobby has a heart for teenagers made evident by his ability to immediately connect with each one. He communicates in a caring, gentle way while still being a really fun guy to be around. His passion is to see teens have an intimate relationship with God and to understand fully that they are loved by God, himself and our church family. He also has a passion to teach the teens what it means to go out and be an embodiment of this love to the world.
Bobby enjoys hunting, fishing, cookouts, gardening, being with friends and family, and building relationships with the people he encounters.
In June 2016, Bobby married Kara Griffin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Kara is a tremendous asset to his ministry, and our church family is excited to have her on the team!