Our Staff

  • mark hollingsworth

    Senior pastor

    Mark Hollingsworth and his talented piano playing wife, Mary, have served EFNaz since 1991. He is a graduate of Ohio Christian University and received his Master of Ministry degree from Southern Nazarene University. He has served previous churches in Nelsonville, Ohio and Woodward, Oklahoma.


    Mark is a published author of such humorist books as, You Might Be A Preacher If and You've Been Around The Church A Long Time If. He also has recorded and authored a book with his two preacher brothers (The Toler Brothers) titled, He Still Speaks. His sermons are seasoned with laughter and encouragement.

  • dorothy whipp

    executive pastor

    Dorothy is the Executive Pastor at EFC. She is an ordained elder and has served in various ministry roles throughout the years. She has a love for God and a love for His church. Her and Dave have two grown daughters, two son-in-laws and numerous granddogs!  If the weather is nice and you can't find Dorothy, she is most likely out fishing!

  • Dave whitman

    worship pastor

    (sanctuary)

    Dave and his wife, Lori, are both graduates of Southern Nazarene University. They have served at Edmond First for 25 years and are one of the most talented couples you'll ever meet. Their dedication to God, one another and to the church is an inspiration to all. 

  • HAYLEY ROBERTSON

    student ministries pastor

    Hayley is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University with a degree in theology.  Her and her husband Brad are both school teachers and have a passion to invest in the lives of young people. Hayley brings excitement, depth and life to Youth Ministry.

  • dave whipp

    pastoral care

    Dave is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and serves EFC in the role of Pastoral Care. He loves God, loves people, and loves being involved in the life of the church. If there's anything at all that you ever need, check with Dave. He'll do all he can to help!

  • HAROLD WEDEL

    senior Adult Pastor

    Although Harold's ministry title is to Senior Adults, he is a friend to all!  Harold brings with him knowledge, experience and a deep love for the church. Harold has served the Church of the Nazarene over the years in various roles and numerous states.  We are glad he and his wife Cathy are a part of the EFC family! 

  • Jeremey marler

    Pastor to families

    Jeremey and his wife Angela serve as our Pastor to children and families.  Jeremey holds his District License from the OK District and is currently pursuing the course of Studies to become an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.  Jeremey's love for God and others is contagious.

  • Clay milford

    Worship leader

    (Worship 2)

    Clay leads worship in our Worship 2 service which meets in the Fireside Room at 10:00 on Sundays.  He is gifted and passionate about how our worship connects us to a great big God who is worthy of our praise. You will enjoy him! He and his wife Sara are a great addition to this service.

  • jeannie black

    administrative assistant

    Jeannie has been the administrative assistant at EFC for 30 years. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with our church family and for the greatest boss ever, Pastor Mark. 


    Jeannie is simply the glue that holds the office together! She is a vital part of Edmond First and goes above and beyond the call of duty. She and her husband, Larry, have one son, Chad. They enjoy spending time with their family, especially their grandsons, Hayden and Hudson.