Jared has served at Central for 10 months. He grew up in Moore, Oklahoma, but always dreamed of living here in the Wichita Mountains. He graduated from OU and Louisiana Baptist University and has pastored churches in Oklahoma and Arkansas for 12 years. His favorite part of serving at Central is building relationships with people and seeing them grow closer to Jesus. Jared and his wife Charla have four kids, Benjamin, Madeleine, Charlie, and Carly Jo, plus one on the way in August 2021. Besides his ministry work, you can find him working outdoors, hiking, hunting, or fishing (or, as his wife calls it, “playing outside”).