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Linzy Slayden

State Representative & Chairman

Linzy Slayden, Jr. Pastor Slayden was born in Moline, IL and raised in the Quad-Cities area until moving to the small farming community of Cambridge in his junior high years. It was there that he graduated from High School, and met and married his high school sweetheart, Carla. The Slayden’s were married on October 13, 1973 in Cambridge, IL. They have four children and 12 grandchildren. He enrolled at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO in 1979, graduating with honors in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. Slayden also holds a MM and MABS from Temple Baptist Seminary in Chattanooga, TN. He has served the Baptist Bible Fellowship International on both state and national levels. He served as the First Vice President of Missions for the BBFI; as State Representative for the Oklahoma Baptist Bible Fellowship; as Field Representative to both Brazil and Kenya. He also served as a trustee of Baptist Bible College and one year as chairman. Most recently he completed two terms as the President of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International. Linzy Slayden has been pastoring Friendship Baptist Church since the third week of July in 1992.

Shane Peters treasurer

Shane Peters


Shane & his wife Tonya attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, and graduated in 1999. He served as youth pastor in Missouri for 2 years and as youth pastor in Arkansas for 8 years. In 2007, Shane became the assistant pastor for 7 years at Heatherridge. In 2014, Shane became the lead Pastor at Heatherridge. Shane has a Master's Degree from Liberty University. Shane & Tonya have been married since 1993. They have 2 sons, Kent and Drew, and a daughter Ashlee Clarno and son-in-law Dustin Clarno.

mike smith secretary

Mike Smith


Mike has been the Pastor of Dell Baptist Temple for 16 years. Before Pastoring at DBT, he was the Assistant Pastor for 12 years at Grace Baptist, OKC and Youth Pastor 5 years at Millington St. Baptist, Winfield KS.  Mike and his wife Laura have been married 44 years with 4 Children and 7 grandchildren.

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