CASEY CARIKER

LEAD PASTOR

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Casey has been the Lead Pastor at Rejoice since 2011 after a lifetime as a member of the church which includes eight years as Youth Pastor and two years as an Associate Pastor.

Perhaps no one understands (and knows more people, it seems) in the area better than Casey does. He graduated from Owasso High School before graduating from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City with a BS degree in Secondary Education and Bible. He is also a graduate of the RZIM apologetics online academy. He has done Master’s work at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and has been an ambassador for “Stand To Reason,” an apologetics group founded by Greg Koukl. Casey also serves on the board of We Start Churches which helps pioneer change across the nation, and globally like West Africa, Central America, and India.

His favorite part about his job is “casting vision for a bunch of people that love Jesus” as well as being able to personally mentor over 25 pastors across the globe.

A former basketball player, Casey is an avid sports fan who pledges his fan allegiances to the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma City Thunder. He loves Mexican food, specifically Chuy’s!

Casey married his wife and fellow Mid-America basketball star, Andrea, in 1998 before accepting his first staff position at Rejoice. They have four children: Candry, Lilah, Chloe, and Dacee.

Email him at ccariker@rejoicechurch.com and follow him on Twitter @ccariker