Rev. Craig Finley is the Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hicks Addition in Spencer, Oklahoma. Rev. Finley began his preaching ministry at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Langston, Oklahoma and was licensed in May of 1990 and ordained in April of 1992 under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. James H. Davis. After serving 2 ½ years at Mt. Bethel, Rev. Finley moved to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Guthrie, Oklahoma under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Vernon Jones. In April of 1996, after 4 years at Mt. Zion, Rev. Finley moved to Oklahoma City and joined the New Union Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Kelly R. Booker, serving 13 years as Pastor of Christian Education.
In 2008, Reverend Finley was asked to assist Dr. W. B. Woodberry at the First Baptist Church of Hicks addition and in June 2009 begin to serve as the Assistant to the Pastor. After Dr. Woodberry retired in July 2010,
Rev. Finley was installed as the 9th Pastor of First Baptist Hicks Addition in August of 2010.
Rev. Craig Finley is a graduate of Langston University with a B.A. in Social Science Education and a Masters in Urban Education and also holds a Master of Biblical Studies. He is married to wife Tiffany and has three children, Alecia, Quinton and Carrington and grandson David.