Pastor: Dr. Arthur Blount
Arthur Blount was born to Charles and Suzie Blount
in Japan and moved with his family to Lawton,
Oklahoma when he was a small child.
He began his career as Music Director at Sunset
Baptist Church in Lawton, OK while he was still in
high school. In 1974, Sunset became Olivet Baptist
Church and he served as the Music and Youth
Director. He surrendered to full-time service in
November of 1977. The same year he graduated from
Cameron University with a Music Education Degree.
He received his Master of Theology in 1999 and his
Doctorate was completed in 2000.
Bro. Arthur was Minister of Music and Youth at First Baptist Church in Carnegie from
1978-1993. During that time he conducted Choir Tours, Mission Trips to Colorado,
California, Florida, South Dakota, Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico,
Nebraska, and Eastern Oklahoma. In the 1980's he formed an evangelism team of
several youth who traveled around Oklahoma to present God's Word to other youth
groups around the state. Many decisions were made at these services. He served as the
Caddo County Associational Youth Director from 1978-1993. Bro. Arthur led the Adult
Choir which always performed a Christmas and Easter Cantata each year. He also led
the Community Choir for several years.
In 1984, he was licensed to preach and was called to be the Associate Pastor of the
First Baptist Church in Carnegie. During this time, he led over 100 members of the
church to be certified in the Continuous Witness Training Program. The First Baptist
Church of Carnegie received recognition during the Oklahoma Baptist Convention for
leading in church baptistms. Bro. Arthur was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1987. In
1993, he was called as the pastor of our church. During his ministry our church has seen
much growth. We have built a new Family Life Center, Youth Building, and Parking Lot.
In 1976, Bro. Arthur married Jonita Garrett. She has been a true help mate to Bro.
Arthur in so many ways. She has been involved in the Sunday School program, Acteens,
GA's, Youth Program, Children's Choir, Children's After-School program and much more.
Arthur and Jonita have attended every Falls Creek with the youth from our church. They
work endlessly for the church whenever or wherever needed. Bro. Arthur and Jonita have
four children and three grandchildren. Their oldest son, Rev. Charles Blount and wife,
Renee, reside in Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma, where he is the pastor at the First Baptist Church
of Ft. Cobb. Their children are Avery, Ethan and Evan (twins). Justin and Atalie Blount
reside in Hewitt, Texas where Justin is an attorney. Jared Blount is Music and Youth
Minister in Eakly while he attends Southwestern Oklahoma State University in
Weatherford; and their youngest, daughter Melanie Blount, is a freshma at Cameron
University in Lawton.
This church has been very blessed by their presence and they have taught us much
about love for God and each other.