Meet our Staff


Brett Selby serves as FBC Purcell’s current transitional pastor. This means he is helping the church prepare for the future as it searches for the permanent pastor. He became a follower of Christ the summer after high school graduation at Falls Creek Baptist Assembly. The following spring, Brett felt a call to the pastoral ministry and enrolled at Oklahoma Baptist University. He served as a pastor for 16 years in Oklahoma City, 7 years with LifeWay Church Resources, and 13 years with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. He and Brenda have been married for 37 years and they have two adult sons, Riley and Parker. Brett has earned degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and Midwestern Baptist Seminary. He is an avid runner and enjoys reading history and biographies in his spare time.

Matt Newton serves as Interim Youth Minister. He is 23 years old and newly married in October of 2018. His wife Aubrey is a huge support for him and the ministry. He has been a child of God since he was 9 and a leader in youth ministry since he graduated high school. He is looking forward to exploring options to further his education in biblical studies in the future. He lived in California most of his life until moving to Oklahoma in February 2018. His passion is for the youth God puts in his path. He strives to do the Lord’s will and to provide a safe and fun environment for students to come and learn more about God and the love He has for them. Come and join us, Aubrey and Matt would love to meet you. God Bless!
Liz Dunbar serves as our Ministries Assistant. She handles all aspects of the daily functions in the church office as well as assisting each area of ministry within the church. She became a follower of Christ just before her 19th birthday. Through many trials and wrong paths she rededicated her life to Christ, the summer of 2006. Since that time God has shown himself faithful again and again. Liz and her husband Tim have been married for 13 years and have two children, Jenna and Garrett. God has taken them on an adventure through multiple states to Oklahoma where they have been since March 2013. Liz’s kingdom passion is worship and helping to lead in that way on Sunday mornings as well as with our youth worship. With two active children, she and her family enjoy spending time together camping and hiking when given the opportunity.