Baptist’s Athletic Supply is an 89 year old third generation business located in Shawnee, OK. It was established in 1922 by N. W. Baptist Sr. He was joined in the business by his son N. W. Baptist Jr. in 1932. N. W. Baptist III joined his father in the business in 1967 and is still active in the business today.
In the beginning Baptist’s was a hardware store which later added hunting and fishing supplies and athletic equipment. They later started calling on schools to provide them with their team athletic equipment needs. The company eventually got out of the hardware, hunting, and fishing business and concentrated solely on the team athletic business. Diamond Sports in McAlester, OK was purchased in 2000 and their outside team salesmen were merged into the Baptist’s operation.
Today Baptist’s Athletic Supply has 13 outside team salesmen covering all of Oklahoma, north central Texas including the Dallas Metroplex and the west Texas panhandle. We are recognized in the Sporting Goods Industry as being one of the oldest, strongest, and best team dealers in the United States.
As a member of Nations Best Sports, the largest and most powerful sports buying group in the world, Baptist's is able to buy the best products at the most competitive prices and pass that selection and savings on to our customers.