About Us

Our History

What became Pioneer Bible Church began on May 3, 1981, when a group of Christians recognized the need for a Bible-centered church in Kay county committed to expositional preaching. They started meeting in homes on Sunday mornings for fellowship, worship and study of the Bible. Early in the Fall of that same year, a group decision was made to actively seek a permanent establishment in Ponca City, and the name Pioneer Bible Church was selected. Finally, in November 1981, Pioneer Bible Church was officially incorporated under the laws of the State of Oklahoma.

In March of 1982, the Rev. Bill Rogers arrived in Ponca City to assume his role as first pastor. His ministry, which lasted until June of 1984, helped lead the church to its first church home at 600 North 1st Street. After his departure, John Lagle became the interim pastor until the arrival of the Rev. Larry Harris in August of 1986. He has now served in this position for over 20 years.

Because of the urgent need for larger and more permanent facilities, the Pioneer Bible Church relocated during April of 1989 to the corner of Third and Chestnut streets, its present location. The church also owns property at 310 North 4th Street and 307 North 3rd Street, which is used to fulfill its ministry goals. Pioneer Bible Church claims no denominational affiliation, is independently governed, and stands firm on the fundamental elements of biblical Christianity.