Our Pastor & Staff
Pastor & Mrs. John Griswood
John Griswood was born and raised in Morrilton, Arkansas. He trusted the Lord as his Savior at the age of 11. He and Yvonne were married in 1978. Shortly after, they started attending Riverview Baptist Church where he answered the call of God on his life to preach. In 1986, he graduated from Fellowship Baptist College, in Peoria, Illinois, with a Bible training degree. From 1986 to 1990, he served as an associate pastor at Riverview Baptist Church, and in 1990, the Griswoods moved to Chickasha, Oklahoma to serve as the associate and youth pastor at Calvary Baptist Church. He was called to be the pastor of Lakewood Baptist Church in September of 1992. He and Yvonne have been blessed with four daughters, all grown and married: Rachel, Emily, Sarah, and Abigail.
Brother Cory grew up attending Lakewood. Upon graduating from Oklahoma Baptist College in 2016, he married Ruth Santiago. Cory and Ruth are happily serving in Sunday School, the teen ministry, the music ministry, and several other areas. They have been serving at Lakewood since 2018.