About the Writers

Bob Mayfield

Bob is the Sunday School/Small Groups Specialist at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Prior to coming to Oklahoma in 2005, he served a similar position at the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention. Bob has also served as Minister of Education at churches in Texas and Arizona, and as an interim Minister of Education at churches in Arizona and Oklahoma.

As Minister of Education at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas, the church was the fastest growing Sunday School in the state of Texas for five consecutive years, averaging 1,000 new members each year. Bob also served as student minister at First Baptist Church-Waxahachie and Westbury Baptist Church-Houston. He has a degree from Texas Tech, an MRE from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is completing a DMin at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Brett Selby

Brett serves as the Pastoral Leadership Specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Previously, he served as a Church Consultant in the Church Resources Division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. He also was an Editor in the Adult Sunday School Ministry Department. Selby, a native of Oklahoma, is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, where he earned a Doctor of Ministry. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma. In addition to his denominational service, Selby served sixteen years as a pastor in Oklahoma.



Mark Jones

Mark is currently the Children’s Pastor at Quail Springs in Oklahoma City where he teaches preschoolers, children and their parents. He enjoys speaking all around the nation to train children’s ministry leaders and parents.

Mark is the founder of Mr. Mark’s Classroom, an online leadership development and teacher resource company. They seek to help overwhelmed children’s ministry leaders get clarity, confidence and the resources they need to win at reaching kids for Jesus, equipping kids with Bible skills and teaching kids to serve others.



Todd Sanders

Todd Sanders currently serves as the Student Education Specialist and Falls Creek Program Associate for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. He has faithfully served students and their families through the local church for 25 years.  Todd strives to encourage believers and equip the Church through training, resourcing, teaching, and preaching the Word of God.  He and his wife Angela have two children, Hunter and Hope.  They are members at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, and make their home in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Todd finished his undergraduate work at Oklahoma State University and earned a Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.  He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry degree through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.