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State legislator

Gus Blackwell, American state legislator. License to ministry Baptist Church, 1974. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1985, one of Outstanding Community Leaders of America, 1989.

Background

Blackwell, Gus Ray was born on November 4, 1955 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Son of Carl Raymond and Myrl Kathryn (O'Dell) Blackwell.

Education

Bachelor, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1976. Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, 1990.

Master of Business Administration, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1998.

Career

Youth worker, Navigators, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1976-1978;assistant wrestling coach, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1976-1978;chaplain, Children's Hospital, Oklahoma City, 1979-1982;assistant wrestling coach, Midwest City (Oklahoma) Wrestling, 1981-1983;writer, Oklahoma Public Company, Oklahoma City, 1982-1983;youth director, Soldier Creek Baptist Church, Midwest City, 1982-1983;campus minister, Oklahoma Baptist General Convention, Sayre, 1983-1987;professor, Sayre Junior College, 1983-1987;campus minister, Panhandle State University, Oklahoma, since 1987. Speaker seminars in field.

Achievements

  • License to ministry Baptist Church, 1974.

Religion

Local church is the fundamental unit of mission in denominational life.

Politics

A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.

Views

Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

Membership

Coach Special Olympics, Oklahoma City, 1985. Commander Kiwanis Little League, 1987. Teacher First Baptist Church, Sayre, 1984-1987.

Board directors Ventilator Dependent Quadraphlegics Association, 1983, 86. Member Oklahoma Secretary School Activities Association, United States Wrestling Association, American Softball Association, Community Leaders of America, International Register of Profiles, Phi Eta Sigma. Clubs: Sayre Wrestling (president 1985-1986).

Hobie Fleet 131 (Oklahoma City) (representative 1986, 87).

Connections

Married Joanna Jett, May 12, 1990.

father:
Carl Raymond Blackwell

mother:
Myrl Kathryn (O'Dell) Blackwell

spouse:
Joanna Jett