Larry Sparks is new pastor at Blackburn Chapel.

Larry Sparks is now pastor of Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church in Bethel Acres.


After 36 years absence, he and his wife Vickie are back in the rural area west of

Shawnee. Blackburn Chapel has a rich history of missions and evangelism which again will unfold into the future of the church.


Having pastored in Hawaii for eight years and several churches in Oklahoma in McLoud, Durant, and Shawnee, life has come full circle in service. “The needs are great, God is greater. The church is already growing as new people connect and the gospel goes out.,” Sparks said.


Russell Ramsey, a local young man, is now Worship leader at Blackburn. He is a student at OU, having just graduated from UCO in Edmond.


Tyler Todd, an OBU student, is leading the youth and Linda Dugger

is church secretary. Call 273-6763 for information.