The mission of Checotah First Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to Learn the Word with our Heads, Love the Word with our Hearts and Live the Word with our Hands and to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Pastor Mark Shores
Chris Brown
Youth Pastor
 David Prokup
Music Minister
Pastor Mark Shores and his wife Khristi have been here since May 2018.  They have followed the Lord here after 17 years of ministry in Albuquerque and six years in Illinois.  They have two grown sons, John and Josh, who reside with their families in New Mexico.  Each of them have two children.  Mark and Khristi enjoy riding their Harley and spending time with their four grandkids!.
Youth Pastor: Bro. Chris and his wife Mandy have three kids: Jackson, Savanna and Weston. They came to Checotah in April of 2010 from Charleston, Arkansas. Chris was a youth minister there for 4.5 years. Chris and Mandy are very active with the kids of Checotah and the community and loved by every one who knows them.  They are truly a blessing, not only to our church but to the entire community.