Meet our Staff
Daniel Surratt - Lead Pastor
Pastor Daniel and his family accepted the call to Central Church in April of 2022. Prior to that he served as lead pastor at LifeHouse Church in the Cleveland, Ohio area and as worship & discipleship pastor at Core Church in Broken Arrow before that.
Daniel has a passion to make the Word of God applicable to life. He uses a blend of humor and passion to communicate timeless truths in a modern context. He has a desire to see people in all stages of their faith journey take a next step toward Jesus.
In his down time, he loves playing guitar, trying new food, and hanging out with his wife Dianna and three children Olivia, Claire, and Andrew.
Steve Davis - Associate Pastor
Steve joined our staff as an associate pastor with responsibilities in worship and pastoral care. His passions are worship and prayer, therefore Steve is leading our worship committee and Sunday musical worship.
Pastor Steve is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in which he has been in full-time and part-time ministry for 30 years. Steve and Miriam have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Amanda Carroll - Family Pastor
Pastor Amanda accepted the call to Central Church to be Family Pastor in July of 2022. Prior to that she served as children’s pastor at Killeen Church of the Nazarene in Killeen TX. Where she also was a teacher and served as a school Chaplin at a Christian school. She is currently attending The Awakening School of Ministry working toward her ordination.
Amanda has a passion for prayer and for guiding students to a greater understanding of the Word of God and its application to their life. She believes that students are not the church of the future, but the church of today. She finds joy in teaching God’s truths in an exciting and modern context. Her heart’s desire is to walk with students and their families as they navigate life and their faith journey as they take their next step toward a life of faith in Jesus.
In her down time, she loves hiking and enjoying the world God created, cooking and trying new food, and see her grandkids whenever she can.
Jorge Arellano - Hispanic Ministries Director
Jorge is grateful for the opportunity to serve as Director and Pastor of Hispanic Ministries. Jorge and his family have been a part of Tulsa Central Church of the Nazarene since mid-2013. He graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Organizational Leadership and is currently working on obtaining a Master’s degree.
Jorge was born and raised in California. Before coming to Tulsa Central, Jorge lived in the NE Mississippi area since 2005. Over the years, he has served on committees, church boards, and in various ministry leadership roles. He desires that others will come to know the amazing grace and life-changing love of God.
Jorge and his wife Jocelin have been married since January of 2011. They have been blessed with one daughter and two sons: Grace, Nathaniel, and Abdiel.
Christina Knight - Special Needs Pastor
Christina is our Pastor of Special Needs Ministries. She is a licensed minister who is pursuing ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. Christina is also a Certified Public Accountant and served as Tulsa Central’s church treasurer for twenty years. Since 2019 she has been Controller at Premier Community Services, a provider of community-based residential support services to people with developmental disabilities. Her other activities in the disabilities field include serving on the board of LeadLearnLive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing college degree and certificate programs to Oklahoma for students with disabilities, and past volunteer experiences mentoring children and teens with special needs in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and with the Broken Arrow Public Schools autism program.
Christina is blessed with two sons, Jeff and Timothy, who are now young adults. Her sons and two nephews have diagnoses on the autism spectrum. One son and a brother-in-law are diagnosed with intellectual disability.
It’s Pastor Christina’s heartfelt desire that all people with disabilities would have a place in the church, a place for spiritual instruction, care, and community; a place to grow, serve, love, and be loved. One of her favorite Bible verses is 1 Corinthians 12:27, “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is part of it.”