Jason Shirk was saved in 1994 while his parents were stationed in Misawa, Japan. During that time, they attended Faith Baptist Church under BIMI missionary pastor Mike Harrell where the Lord grew their family spiritually.
In 1997, they moved to Oklahoma where eventually they ended up at Harvest Hills Baptist Church under Pastor Larry Karsies. Jason graduated from the Christian school in 2004 and went off to Bible college at Ambassador Baptist College in Lattimore, NC. After graduating Bible college, he started deputation as a missionary to the Bhutanese in NE India. While on deputation, he met his wife Katy and they were married. While finishing up deputation, both Jason and Katy studied linguistics and bible translation at Baptist Bible Translators Institute in Bowie, TX. They served in India until they were forced to return to the States.
Since they have been back in the states, Jason earned a degree in English (with a focus on education) and moved back to Oklahoma and Harvest Hills Baptist Church. After they had attended Harvest Hills Baptist Church for five years, Pastor Karsies announced his plans to retire and Jason was voted in as pastor starting July 1, 2022.
Jason and his wife Katy have four children: Chloe, Bella, Emma and Levi. He enjoys soccer, reading and hiking. Jason is the founder and cohost of Sound Tradition, a biweekly podcast and blog.
Luke was raised in Wichita, Kansas where his family attended Meridian Baptist Church. He accepted Christ as 5-year-old boy. Soon thereafter, his family moved to Oklahoma City and has been a member of Harvest Hills Baptist Church ever since!
My Life Verse is whatever God is currently teaching me. Currently it’s Galatians 5: 16…Walk in the Spirit.
After graduating high school, Luke went on to graduate from Ambassador Baptist College with a Major in Bible and a Minor in Sacred Music. He spent 6 years as a Pastors Assistant at Calvary Baptist Church, Reedsville, West Virginia before God brought him back to Oklahoma to help with family. Gradually, he has taken on more and more responsibilities in the music ministry at Harvest Hills and serves as the choir director and song leader. He also helps with any needs in the church.
Luke enjoys Soccer, Woodworking, and Computers. Luke is the founder and cohost of Sound Tradition, a biweekly podcast and blog.
David grew up in a pastor’s home and was saved at the age of 4. He attended Grace Baptist Church in Moline, IL where his dad, Chris Cain, has been the Pastor since 1998. David’s life verse is Romans 12:1-2. He has tried to live this by serving wherever God has placed him.
In 2013 David met his wife Rachel and they were married in 2014. The Lord led them to move to Oklahoma at the end of 2014. They attended a church in Edmond, OK for a couple years until the Lord impressed upon their hearts to join Harvest Hills Baptist Church.
David has worked with the youth at Harvest Hills since 2018. His desire is to point teens towards Christ as a spiritual leader and encourage one another in the Word. Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
David and his wife Rachel enjoy Football, Golf, and raising their 2 dogs.
Kerry trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was 7 years old and dedicated her life to God at the age of 13, desiring to live for Him in whatever way He should ask. He had instilled a love for music in her from the time she was young, and she was involved in church and school music programs all through her childhood and teen years. She began piano training in 5th grade and the Lord eventually led her to college to further her musical training.
Kerry graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College in 1999 with a B.S. in Sacred Music, Piano Proficiency, and became the Music Coordinator at Harvest Hills Baptist Church that year. She also began teaching general music classes, private instrumental lessons, and even Pre-Kindergarten for a short period, at Harvest Hills Christian School until 2009, when she took a job in the oil and gas industry. In 2017, she returned to Harvest Hills Christian School as the full-time secretary and part-time music teacher until the school’s closing in 2021. She continues as the full-time secretary for Harvest Hills Baptist Church and is still teaching private lessons on the side.
Besides music, Kerry loves creating hand-made cards and wall décor, dabbling in graphic design, photography, writing, traveling, and the list goes on….