Meet the Staff
I grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana (near South Bend), which I fondly call the “great white north” since it gets SO much snow! I graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and have spent the last 26 years in ministry as Worship Pastor, Administrative Pastor, and now Lead Pastor.
My wife and I have five children. Two of them are married, and one of them has given us 3 beautiful grandchildren. I enjoy taking trips with my wife, watching movies, and playing golf!
In 2011, our family moved to Bartlesville and I became the Lead Pastor of Christ Community Church. The last 8 years has been a great time of personal growth, as well as spiritual and numerical growth for our church. We have seen so many lives changed by the Gospel! My passion is to love and lead people to take next steps to find and follow Jesus! I love preaching and teaching God’s Word because I believe it has the answers that people are looking for in life.
I was born and raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. I’ve been all over the US and haven’t found a place I love like Oklahoma. Even if Disney holds a special place in my heart.
I love hanging out with friends, and spending quality time with my wife. If you use words like ‘fire’ and ‘lit’ on a normal basis (Ironically or unironically), we should get along just fine. I’m always in search of a great cup of coffee, so I hope we can sit down and have one together sometime!
My spare time is filled with binge watching Brooklyn 99, checking out upbeat music and wondering why I don’t have any spare time. I met my beautiful wife while attending Life church of Bartlesville. For me it was love at first sight… She took a little convincing. We’ve been married for the last 5 years and I couldn’t ask for anyone better to do life with. My happy place is by her side and if she just happens to be at Disney I certainly wouldn’t complain.
To give you a little bit of my ministry background, God called me into the ministry when I was 17. I attended Victory Bible institute while interning for Life Church of Bartlesville. I have had the opportunity to travel the US bringing the gospel to those in need. During this time my wife attended Hillsong Leadership College. A week after I married Susannah we were offered the youth pastor position at a local church. I’ve dedicated my life to seeing people come to know Jesus. I firmly believe God will use the local church to reach the world.
If we haven’t had a chance to connect yet, what are you waiting for? Let’s find that awesome cup of coffee together!
I grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, just an hour from the greatest ball park in the world (Go Cubs Go)! I surrendered to ministry at church camp when I was young, and graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2016 with my Pastoral Studies degree.
I also married my college sweetheart in 2016! It has been such a joy to learn life with her, and we are honored to serve our community through the local church. We love watching movie series, making late night half-priced shake runs, spending time with family, and anything that lets us be outdoors together.
My passion and area of ministry at C3 is youth. I believe the years of being a student, specifically a teenager and young adult, is the most formable and sensitive time in a person's life, and I am grateful to play a part in cultivating a student's desire to find God's will for their life.
I was born and raised in Oklahoma. We moved to Dewey when I was in the 2nd grade and we have lived in this area for most of my life, I have tried to leave, but always seem to find my way home. Oklahoma is in my blood.
My wife, Angie, and I have five children between us. We have a huge blended family with a total of 20 grandchildren, ranging in ages from 18 years to 20 months old.
My wife and I enjoy watching movies and listening to music. I’m a huge nerd. Collecting toys & amp; comic books are my favorite hobbies. I enjoy drawing and telling stories. The outdoors have always been a huge part of my life. The woods are my second home. I love to explore off trail and along creek bottoms.
For 10 years, I’ve been in involved in a local at-risk children’s outreach ministry in the Bartlesville and Dewey area. I have been serving as Executive Director for My Refuge for the past 6 years. God called me to preach 6 years ago and I’ve been doing so at West Oak Baptist Church in Bartlesville. We have seen God to great things and are looking forward with great anticipation to what is to come in the future at our Oak Park campus.
I was born just outside of Chicago, Illinois, and grew up all over the place in several different states! I thoroughly enjoy skateboarding, action movies, listening to most any type of music, and playing any instrument I can get my hands on (whether or not I actually know how to play it).
I experienced my initial call to full-time, vocational ministry at the age of 13 while at church camp. I did not, however, have any clue as to the specific field or any details regarding my calling until I discovered an affection for music a couple of years ago. My passion at this stage in life revolves around music, more specifically, using the gift of music to lead others into a place of transparency and security before our God as we lift our voices and sing songs to Him.
I am currently a senior at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and I'm majoring in Pastoral Ministry/Worship Arts. I am also heavily involved with and employed at a local youth/skateboarding ministry, and have been serving there since 2011.
If you happen to have any questions regarding our Worship Team, both Tech and Music, or even just want to jam, I'm your guy!
I'm a Texas girl through & through but have lived all over & ended up in good ‘ol Bartlesville in May of 2017. I love to laugh, travel (I would gladly live out of a suitcase), play board games & watch movies. In 2011 I married my dreamy husband, Tate, & 7 years later we welcomed the sweetest, little, blue-eyed boy named Liam into our lives. He immediately stole our hearts!
When I was 10, I realized my need for Jesus & asked Him to come into my life. Since then, I’ve made more mistakes than I can count & have had many ups & downs. He takes me back every time & loves me through my darkest moments. He gives me an unwavering peace & joy that only He can. I can’t imagine not having His hope & grace in my life.
We began attending C3 at the end of the summer in 2018 & officially made it our church home in October. After searching for so long, we found the community we had been craving & needing so badly. Life wasn’t meant to be done alone. Shortly after we joined C3 on the mission to love & lead people to take next steps to find & follow Jesus, I joined the staff as the admin assistant. My job is to input giving, make sure bills are paid & oversee the “behind the scenes” tasks.
If you are interested in serving but are more of a “behind the scenes” person like myself, let me know & we can get you plugged in!