Orientation & Credentialing

Volunteer orientation is open to any member of a Southern Baptist church who is at least 18 years of age. Attending orientation does not obligate you to serve, but is necessary before serving. A Disaster Relief ID badge will be issued to those who complete orientation and a background check. Updating an expiring/expired badge requires EVERYONE to complete orientation and a background check; currently, every three (3) years.

Orientations and credentialing events may include feeding, chainsaw, mud-out/ash-out, shower/laundry, first aid, damage assessment, formstack, and blue cap training. Damage assessment, formstack and blue cap training are limited to returning team members who have completed prerequisites.


Southern Baptists interested in being a part of the Disaster Relief team can attend any event listed below. If you plan on attending, it is mandatory that you pre-register! The pre-registration form can be found at the bottom of this page.


New Volunteers – $20.00
Returning volunteers needing badge – $15.00
BCM students – $15.00


Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Conference Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

February 11, 2023

Frink Baptist Church,  1830 S. George Nigh Expressway, McAlester, OK 74501

March 25, 2023

Pryor, First

First Baptist Church, 601 E. Graham Ave., Pryor, OK  74361

April 15, 2023

Countryside Church, 2124 S. Western Rd., Stillwater, OK  74074

September 16, 2023

Weatherford, First

Weatherford FBC, 719 E. Davis Road, 73096

October 14, 2023

Disaster Relief Team Center

7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK, 73762

Additional Training Opportunities for currently badged team members


All classes will be scheduled by invitation only and will take place at the Disaster Relief Facility, 7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762


To inquire about this training, please email:  rdeatherage@oklahomabaptists.org 

Equipment – CPR/First Aid

The April 22, 2023 training has been cancelled.  First Aid/CPR Classes will be scheduled for Fall, 2023 at the DR Team Center.
(7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762)

The class will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and the cost is $20.00 per person.  To register, please email Ryan Deatherage at rdeatherage@oklahomabaptists.org

Disaster Relief Orientation Schedule

8:30-9:00        Registration
9:00-2:30        Training

Lunch Provided

New Volunteers

    • Sign in at New Volunteer table
    • Pay $20
    • Register & Background check
    • Badge Photo
    • Attend Orientation
    • Attend Training
    • Check out at New Volunteer table

    Badge Renewals


    • Sign in at Returning Volunteer table
    • Pay $15
    • Register & Background check
    • Badge Photo
    • Attend Orientation
    • Attend a class of your choice