Pastor Bryson Bailey & wife Candice Bailey
Bryson and Candice Bailey are from the Fort Smith, Arkansas area. Bryson and Candice were married in 2007. In 2013, God blessed them with their daughter Alexis. In 2016, their son Ezekiel made his entrance into the world. Family is very important and is a pillar in the Baileys' lives. Bryson is a graduate of Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Moore, Oklahoma. He loves ministry and has been serving since 2009. He loves to study and share the Word of God in a way people can understand and grow in the Lord. Bryson has a pastor’s heart and loves people. Investing in God's people is one of his favorite things about the ministry. Candice serves with a loyal and kind pastor’s heart, and is uniquely in tune to others. She is a great support and encourager in their ministry. The Lord led the Bailey family to Lowery in August of 2019 & their heart is to love the church, the Kingdom of God as a whole, as well as the people in the community. Their family is excited and blessed to be connected to the Lowery Free Will Baptist Church family.
Youth Ministers Mike and Alicia Ward
We have not always been a family based on Christ, but as our family grew we found that there was a gap that we could not fill on our own. I know Jesus was guiding us that Sunday as we looked for a church to attend. When we walked in the doors of Lowery, we could feel the love of God and the comfort of family. During the years worshipping with Lowery we felt that God was steering us to share the love we have for our children with all those that were in the church, so we started working with the youth in 2011 as small group leaders. We continued until 2015 when we, along with the other group leaders, were asked to fill in during the transition of our youth pastor becoming our lead pastor. From those first days of our Christian lives unsure as to where we fit in the body of Christ to now; we know God had a plan.
We both have our bachelor’s degree; Alicia’s degree is in childhood development from the University of Arkansas and mine is business administration from the University of Oklahoma. God has blessed Alicia and I with four wonderful children; our oldest Reegan, Trinity, Marshall and Mika.