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Jason  Warner

Pastor/Youth Pastor
Jason and Amy Warner came to Southpark in January of 2013. Jason came to know Christ personally when he was nine years old, and he surrendered to serve in the ministry when he was 15 years old. He has served as a minister to youth in several Oklahoma churches both before and after he graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2003, and has served as an interim pastor. Jason enjoys discipling youth and teaching them to serve where God would lead them.

In addition to serving in the ministry, Jason is a small business owner. Jason has been married to Amy since 2003, and they have three children–Jackson, Reagan, and Lincoln. In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, working on cars and trucks, and doing outdoor activities.

Sharol Cottingham 

Preschool Ministry Coordinator
Sharol received her Bachelor of Science from the college of Home Economics of Oklahoma State University in 1978.  For seven years after college, Sharol worked for two different interior design firms. In 1986, along with her Mother and Mother-in-law, Sharol opened a fabric store in downtown Moore. They enjoyed what they did, but it was time to move on to the next adventure- her daughter started school- so they closed the business in 1992.  She now works full time as the office manager in her husband’s home based business. 

Sharol married David Cottingham in 1978 and they have one daughter, ShaLyn, who is a School Counselor in Mustang. 

Sharol is a charter member of Southpark Baptist Church, coming from the parent church of Regency Park Baptist in Moore. She has taught in the youth and preschool areas, but her true love and calling is the Preschool Ministry. That is where the foundations are laid for a future life of commitment to the Lord. She was the Preschool Ministry Coordinator 1993-2002 and the Preschool and Children’s Ministry Coordinator from 2004-2012.

Sharol has been involved in ministries across the state of Oklahoma. She was secretary for the Oklahoma Baptist Part-Time and Volunteer Preschool and Children’s Directors. She was a State Consultant for Preschool Ministries for the BGCO. Sharol was also the treasurer for the Southern Baptist Bi-vocational Ministers Association for several years. Currently she is Union Baptist Association’s VBS Director and has taught Associational VBS training clinics for at least the last 16 years.

When time allows Sharol loves crafts shows, junking, sewing, quilting, crafting and scrapbooking.


Joshua Chism

MInister of Music
Joshua Chism (b. 1987) is a native of Southwest, MO. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Bachelor of Music Composition degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2010. It was there that he studied conducting under Guy B. Webb. Additionally, he holds a Kodaly Level I and II certification. He also holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri—Columbia, graduating in 2019. At MU, he served as a Teaching Assistant for the School of Music, assistant conductor for the MU Men’s Chorale and Concert Chorale, conductor of the MU Outreach Choir, and director of the Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble. There he studied conducting under R. Paul Crabb. From 2010-2017, Joshua taught in the Missouri public school system. During these seven years, he taught a wide variety of music courses and led numerous ensembles ranging from kindergarten to high school, both vocal and instrumental.

Joshua is currently a student at the University of Oklahoma pursuing a PhD in Choral Pedagogy. In addition to his academic endeavors at OU, Joshua is a Teaching Assistant for the Music Department and an Experiencing Music course instructor. He is also the Conducting Intern for the Norman Singers. His research interests include the effects of conducting gesture on the vocal mechanism as well as vocal pedagogy course content and design.

Joshua currently serves as the Minister of Music at Southpark Baptist in Oklahoma City. He conducts the adult choir, adult handbell choir, and children’s music ensembles in addition to serving as the congregational worship leader. Previously, he served the Lord as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Richland, MO. He also performs and worships with the renowned Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma.

In his spare time, Joshua likes to compose, travel, garden, eat sushi, and play board games. Joshua and his wife Natalie reside in Norman, OK. 

Katie Lyons

Children's Ministry Coordinator
Katie has been a member of Southpark since she was a little girl. She graduated from Westmoore High School in 2010. She has served on several committees and has taught preschool and children in different capacities over the years.

Liz Melton

Administrative Assistant
Liz comes to Southpark as a retiree from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services where she served as Director of Program Evaluation for the Children’s Recovery Center. She brings a background in telecommunication and computer networks balanced by risk management and quality improvement.

Liz has been married to Dan since 1985. They have three adult children–Jeremiah, Mary and Catherine. The Melton Family have been members of Southpark for nearly 20 years.