Staff & Leadership

  • LUCAS Smith


    Lucas became Senior Pastor on August 29th, 2021. He came to Eastern Heights as Associate Pastor of Youth and Families in December 2016. He attended Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, AR and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts - Christian Ministries degree in May 2007. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO in 2011 with a Masters of Divinity - Christian Education degree and a Masters of Arts - Biblical Languages degree. Upon completion of his degrees, he was Associate Pastor of Student and Education Ministries at First Baptist Church in Pryor, OK for five years.  Lucas and his wife Cheri have two children, Levi and Caris.


    Associate Pastor

    Ryan Forrest became our Associate Pastor in January 2022.  He has led worship in churches throughout Oklahoma for nearly 20 years. As a worship leader, he desires to encourage affection for Jesus and His Word through music and congregational singing. Alongside worship ministry, music is his passion, and he enjoys composing and arranging in his free time. He is married to Rachel, and they have two children, Raley and Rory.


    Administrative assistant | Care Team Leader

    Cathy has been our church secretary for many decades.  Cathy serves on the Stewardship Team, Care Team, and Decorating Team.  Cathy also volunteers at the Hope Clinic.

  • JEnnifer Hines

    Church Secretary

    Jennifer has been a member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church since 2004.  She joined the office staff in September 2016.  Jennifer serves on the Decorating Team and leads our Children's Team.  She is married to Gene and they have 2 grown children, Hayley and Brandon.