Brian Bakeman served as the minister of administration at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City from 1994 to 2006. In June 2006, Bakeman was appointed Oklahoma United Methodist Conference treasurer, director of administrative services, and conference benefit officer. Bakeman serves on the Annual Conference Council and the Conference Council on Finance and Administration. Bakeman earned a bachelor of science from Long Island University and an M.B.A. from Texas Tech University. He has served as president of the United Methodist Association of Church Business Administrators and the Lubbock and Oklahoma City National Association of Church Business Administration chapters, and serves on numerous other boards and committees. Bakeman and his wife, Julia, have three grown children.