Jack Joe Salkil, 74, passed from this life on March 21, 2022. He was born to Leo and Ethel Salkil on March 27, 1947, in Barnsdall, Oklahoma.
Jack married his true love, Faye Roberts, from Skiatook, Oklahoma, on June 30, 1966. Jack was known as a hard worker, a quality he embodied from a young age. In his early career, he worked as a butcher, welder, and was a draftsman at National Tank. He also served in the Air National Guard. He loved working with his hands and never found something he couldn’t fix. Those who knew him saw his ability to turn any idea, no matter how crazy or seemingly undoable, into a workable reality.
He felt the call of God to pastor in 1974, preaching in local congregations and then led thriving congregations in Mooreland, Oklahoma, for three years, and Wagoner, Oklahoma for ten years. He was elected to the Oklahoma District Office of the Assemblies of God in 1990 and served as the Director of Christian Education for 19 years. During that time, he joyfully fostered a thriving Kids Camp summer program leading countless kids to Christ and shepherding many volunteers into full time ministry. After leaving the Christian Education position he served for five years as Executive Administrator to the District Superintendent. All together Jack served for 50 years in ministry with the Assembly of God.
Jack strove to find ways for others to utilize their gifts and exercise their creativity. He was selfless in his actions. He didn’t need the spotlight and was happiest when those around him were successful. He was a man of integrity, leadership, compassion, and generosity, and his love for God was immeasurable. He found every opportunity to share the love of Christ with his words, but more importantly through his deeds and constant acts of kindness. Those who truly knew him will most remember Jack’s generosity.
Jack is survived by his wife Faye Salkil; sons: Kevin Salkil and wife Sara, and Travis Salkil and wife Shawna; sisters: Pat McCullough, Betty Phillips, and Ina Gardner: brother: Terry Salkil; grandchildren: Ian Salkil, Jaxon Salkil, and Isabelle Salkil; special daughter-in-love Chantel Goff, and husband Dave and daughter Emma; and many other relatives and countless more he called friends.
The Salkil family has requested all donations for Jack Salkil to be directed to BGMC. This is a missions funding arm of the Assemblies of God that they worked with for many years.
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