MEET THE STAFF


  • Jon johnston 

    senior pastor

    jon@exchangeokc.org | STAFF BLOG

    Jon was born in Quebec City, Quebec, where his parents were missionaries and church revitalizers. Oklahoma is the sixth state he has lived, and he is grateful to call Oklahoma City home. Jon accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at five years old and was baptized by his father at the age of seven. At the end of high school, Jon felt the Lord calling him to the ministry, and He has faithfully provided opportunities to serve him in various capacities. Before being called to pastor Exchange, Jon served four years at Lenexa Baptist Church (11-15) and four years at Liberty Christian Fellowship (07-11). He earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Spurgeon College in Kansas City, MO in 2012. In May of 2015, he received an M.Div from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and Jon his currently pursuing his doctorate in Expository Preaching from MBTS. After moving to Oklahoma to pastor Exchange, Jon met and married the love of his life, Andrea, who is completing her residency at the OU Cancer Center. Jon and Andrea have been married since 2017 and enjoy running, the local downtown eateries and good coffee.

  • billie oldham

    children's director

    Billie@exchangeokc.org

    Billie was born in Elk City, Oklahoma before moving to Oklahoma City, where she met her husband, George. When she was 18 years old, after a date, George shared the plan of salvation to Billie in his Shelby Cobra, and she accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior. Billie became a member at Exchange in 1979, and has served in various roles ever since, including Preschool Director, Mission Friends leader, and Church Secretary. When she is not serving at Exchange, Billie loves reading, and spending time with her daughter, Valerie and grandsons, Elijah and Elliot. 

  • PRESTON MORRIS

    student/worship director

    preston@EXCHANGEOKC.ORG | staff blog

    Preston was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Accepting Christ as his Savior when he was ten years old, Preston attended Wilmont Place Baptist Church, where he began leading worship during high school. During his youth group's trip to Falls Creek, Preston accepted God's calling on his life to ministry. Since then, Preston has served as student ministry intern at Wilmont Place Baptist Church from 2016-2017, and at Bartlesville First Baptist Church in 2017. Preston began leading worship at Exchange in January 2018 before becoming student and worship ministry director at Exchange in May 2018. Preston graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2019 with a B.A. in Communication Studies, and married his high-school sweetheart, Ashley in May of 2019. 

  • LINDA LEAZURE

    ADMINISTRATION

    hello@EXCHANGEOKC.ORG

    Linda has served on staff at Exchange since 2013. Growing up at Exchange, Linda has been in church since she was young. She gave her life to Christ in 1982 at a Southside Crusade. Linda has served in various capacities at Exchange including working the nursery and teaching in the student ministry. Currently, in addition to her staff role, she serves in the children's ministry. Linda has been married to her high school sweetheart and best friend, Phillip, for 53 years. They have two wonderful daughters, Shanna Kay and Kerri Jean, and four granddaughters, Emily, Ashley, Taylor, and Tori. Linda loves animals, but some of her favorite things to do are spend time with her grandchildren and church family.