Meet our pastor
Pastor Roger Collins has pastored Iola Baptist Temple now for over eighteen years. Before taking the pastorate, he was in full-time ministry for fourteen years in various positions including youth pastor, song director, and assistant pastor.
Before going into full-time ministry, he served faithfully in ministry in Wichita, Kansas, and Ft. Scott, Kansas. Basically, Pastor Collins has been "in the ministry" his whole life. He grew up in a pastor's home. His father, A.F. Collins, pastored in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Ft. Scott, Kansas. After marrying Mary Collins, daughter of missionary Ross Fite, they ministered at churches in Sterling, Colorado, and in Austin, Texas.
The Collins have raised three daughters: Valerie Randall (currently serving with her husband on staff here at Iola Baptist Temple), Monica Buffington (currently serving with her husband on staff at Heartland Baptist Bible College located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and serving at Southwest Baptist Church), and Apryl Haynes (currently on deputation raising support for missionary endeavors in closed countries of the 10/40 Window).
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