Russell Payne was born and raised in Lake Village, Arkansas. He graduated from Lakeside High School and then attended Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. It was at Hillsdale where he met his wife, Tracy, and accepted God's call on his life to preach the Gospel. Although he is an Arkansas native, most of his pastoral ministry has been in Oklahoma. Russell and Tracy both have a heart for the community of West Tulsa. Their vision is to be a bright light where they are planted, and to help others grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Joel and Tara met at West Tulsa and were high school sweethearts. After marrying, they served at a church in Sand Springs for a few years before coming back to serve at West Tulsa. They have 6 children ranging from high school to elementary age. Besides leading the youth, Joel serves as a deacon and sound technician, and Tara serves on the worship team and as choir director. They both have a passion for teaching teens and young adults, and feel led to close the generational gap within the body of Christ and the surrounding community.
Larry Goldesberry is husband to Darci and father to Katherine and Lincoln. He works hard to keep our facilities clean and beautiful, and takes care to make necessary repairs and updates around our campus. He and Darci are very involved in several ministries of our church. They have a heart for student and young adult ministries, and have a desire to impact our community for Christ.
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