Stuart Tilley

Pastor of Connection & Students

Stuart joined our staff as the student minister in September of 2018. Stuart has worked with students since 2011. His passion to work with students started in 2011 at Western Meadows Baptist Church in Durant, Oklahoma as a part time student minster. In 2016 Stuart and his family were called to serve at a church in Chattanooga Tennessee. After a few years there, God called them back home to Durant, Oklahoma. Durant is a special place to Stuart. He was saved while in college here in 2009. He later met his wife Kalleigh in 2011 in Durant and he also served in his first ministry job here in Durant. Stuart and his family are very excited to be back in Durant serving!

Stuart and Kalleigh were married in May of 2013. They have 3 children: Caroline who was born in July of 2015, twin boys Maxson and Cason who were born in June of 2018. Stuart graduated from Pilot Point High School in 2008. He then graduated college in 2014 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK. He is currently in school at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary working on his Masters in Christian Studies.

He is most passionate about working with students and walking with them in this tough season of life. He loves watching them surrender their lives to Christ and becoming fully devoted to making the Gospel known everywhere they go. He looks forward to teaching God’s word throughout the week and spending time with students.

A few things about Stuart; he loves spending time with his family, hunting of any kind, both watching and playing sports,  (He will always faithfully root for The Texas Longhorns, even living in Sooner Country ) serving the local church, and working with students.