Greg Hudson - Pastor

Greg was born and raised in Guthrie and began attending First Southern Baptist Church even before he was born. His parents were members of First Southern, serving as  Sunday school teachers and his father served as a deacon.  His only brother also has been a life-long member at First Southern and currently also serves as a deacon.

Greg graduated from Guthrie High School in 1968 and Oklahoma State University in 1972. After working in three different careers in the workplace and semi-retiring, Greg has begun his fourth and final career in yielding to God’s call to ministry, recently becoming the Pastor at First Southern.

Greg and Cathy have a blended family of six kids, sixteen grandkids, and a great grandchild on the way. Cathy is a retired school teacher and now works harder at taking care of grandkids.

Greg is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary.

Jeff Mathews - Worship Minister

Sable Crawford - Children's Coordinator

Hayden Seifert

Hayden Seifert - Youth Pastor

Hayden grew up in Guthrie but it wasn’t till September 2016 that he became the full time youth minister of First Southern. He attended First Southern throughout his high school years with his family; God used this church to transform his life completely. Hayden loves to impact students with the love of Jesus.

Hayden will readily admit that he does not have everything figured out. But one thing God has taught him is that he is nothing without Christ. It wasn’t too many years ago that he was a rebellious teen that did not think he needed God. He is so thankful that God’s grace through Jesus has completely transformed his life and character from the inside out. Hayden wants that same change for each person he encounters.

He is currently enrolled at The College at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, pursuing a degree in Divinity. He started his college career at Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee playing baseball and pursuing a degree in Sports Ministry. Currently, Hayden also serves as a Junior High coach for Guthrie Bluejays football and baseball.

He love sports! Most of his life was spent on a diamond or a field of some kind somewhere. Hayden played football and baseball for the Guthrie Bluejays winning a state title in 2011. He enjoys playing or watching sports for hours on end. He also loves to have fun with people. It doesn’t matter if others are laughing at him or with him – Hayden enjoys making people smile.

Diann Owen

Diann Owen - Church Ministry Coordinator

Diann, along with her husband Gene,  have lived in the Guthrie area since 1977. They’ve been married over 40 years! During that time God has blessed them with two wonderful children and their spouses.  Additionally, they have eight grandchildren that they adore.  In their spare time they enjoy watching their grandchildren in the many different activities that they are involved in.

Jordan Tooley - Nursery Coordinator

Jordan was born in Michigan but moved to Oklahoma in 1995 where she decided to call Guthrie her home. Jordan has been serving at First Southern since 2017, where she felt the need and love to serve the lord. She loves seeing children grow, flourish, and develop a heart for the Lord. Jordan is dedicated to providing a safe, loving environment in which children can learn and grow in God’s love. She believes First Southern nursery is a great place to prepare little ones to know Christ.

Jordan and her husband Drew were married at First Southern church in 2015, between them both they have 6 wonderful boys.

Jordan enjoys relaxing, shopping, traveling and (most of all) spending time with family and friends.