Dave McKellips  - Interim Lead Pastor  Dr. Dave McKellips was elected to the office of superintendent of the Northeast Oklahoma District in June of 2006 with General Superintendent Jerry D. Porter presiding. At the time of his election McKellips was serving as senior pastor of the Tulsa Central Church of the Nazarene where he had served for more than 12 years.  In his ministry career, the Kansas native has pastored since 1981 in Nevada, Kansas and Oklahoma.  Dave is married to Gloria (Robison); they met while attending MNU. God has blessed Dave and Gloria with two daughters and a son. Keri, a 2002 graduate of SNU, now married to Dr. Damien Mitchell, mother of Elliana and Everly. Lindsey, a 2006 graduate of SNU, now married to Rev. Scott Dermer, mother of Millie, Eli and Bennett. David, a 2011 graduate of OSU, an MBA in 2016, now married to Elaine and they have a chocolate lab puppy named Lincoln.

Dave McKellips - Interim Lead Pastor

Dr. Dave McKellips was elected to the office of superintendent of the Northeast Oklahoma District in June of 2006 with General Superintendent Jerry D. Porter presiding. At the time of his election McKellips was serving as senior pastor of the Tulsa Central Church of the Nazarene where he had served for more than 12 years.

In his ministry career, the Kansas native has pastored since 1981 in Nevada, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Dave is married to Gloria (Robison); they met while attending MNU. God has blessed Dave and Gloria with two daughters and a son. Keri, a 2002 graduate of SNU, now married to Dr. Damien Mitchell, mother of Elliana and Everly. Lindsey, a 2006 graduate of SNU, now married to Rev. Scott Dermer, mother of Millie, Eli and Bennett. David, a 2011 graduate of OSU, an MBA in 2016, now married to Elaine and they have a chocolate lab puppy named Lincoln.

Melanie Ross  - Children's Pastor  Pastor Melanie grew up in the Midwest and has lived in Broken Arrow, OK since 2000. She graduated from Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS with a degree in Elementary Education. In 2006, Pastor Melanie began working at our church’s preschool. In 2011 she became the Director and in 2013 Ms. Melanie became the full time children’s pastor of Central Kids! While attending Tulsa Central, Pastor Melanie has also been actively been involved in praise team, choir, women’s and children’s ministries. Melanie has been married to her husband, Joel, for 25 years. They have 4 sons: Kyler, Parker, Peyton, and Keaton.  Central Kids is our ministry to children, ages birth through 6th grade. We are a Nazarene Safe facility that puts children first. Pastor Melanie’s deepest desire is to see children ask Jesus into their hearts and help parents to actively participate in their families’ spiritual development. With Biblically based curriculum and volunteers with a passion to teach and love children, our goal is to help children find their place in God’s Kingdom.  Discovery Kingdom Preschool is an outreach ministry Tulsa Central began in 1981. With a loving and experienced staff, we strive to provide a safe and creative environment where children are able to learn and discover.   Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

Melanie Ross - Children's Pastor

Pastor Melanie grew up in the Midwest and has lived in Broken Arrow, OK since 2000. She graduated from Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS with a degree in Elementary Education. In 2006, Pastor Melanie began working at our church’s preschool. In 2011 she became the Director and in 2013 Ms. Melanie became the full time children’s pastor of Central Kids! While attending Tulsa Central, Pastor Melanie has also been actively been involved in praise team, choir, women’s and children’s ministries. Melanie has been married to her husband, Joel, for 25 years. They have 4 sons: Kyler, Parker, Peyton, and Keaton.

Central Kids is our ministry to children, ages birth through 6th grade. We are a Nazarene Safe facility that puts children first. Pastor Melanie’s deepest desire is to see children ask Jesus into their hearts and help parents to actively participate in their families’ spiritual development. With Biblically based curriculum and volunteers with a passion to teach and love children, our goal is to help children find their place in God’s Kingdom.

Discovery Kingdom Preschool is an outreach ministry Tulsa Central began in 1981. With a loving and experienced staff, we strive to provide a safe and creative environment where children are able to learn and discover.


Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

 
Timmy Greene  - Youth Pastor  Pastor Timmy Greene serves as the Pastor of Youth Ministries at Tulsa Central. Timmy was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA with a degree in Religion and a minor in Social Justice. He is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Nazarene Theological Seminary. His hobbies include photography, hiking, hammocking, and plays guitar and drums.  This is Pastor Timmy's first ministry assignment. In college he served as a Resident Assistant and on Student Government. He was also involved in other various campus ministries, clubs and intramural teams. Ever since feeling the call to full-time pastoral ministry in 2011, Timmy has been journeying with God to find out what that means. His desire is to see young people come to follow Jesus faithfully and partner with Him in bringing about the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.  "What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8

Timmy Greene - Youth Pastor

Pastor Timmy Greene serves as the Pastor of Youth Ministries at Tulsa Central. Timmy was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA with a degree in Religion and a minor in Social Justice. He is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Nazarene Theological Seminary. His hobbies include photography, hiking, hammocking, and plays guitar and drums.

This is Pastor Timmy's first ministry assignment. In college he served as a Resident Assistant and on Student Government. He was also involved in other various campus ministries, clubs and intramural teams. Ever since feeling the call to full-time pastoral ministry in 2011, Timmy has been journeying with God to find out what that means. His desire is to see young people come to follow Jesus faithfully and partner with Him in bringing about the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

"What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8

Christina Knight  - Special Needs Pastor  Christina serves as Pastor of Special Needs Ministries at Tulsa Central. She grew up in the Tulsa area before heading to college at the University of Notre Dame (go Irish!) for a degree in Accountancy. Christina is a CPA and has served in business and nonprofit accounting roles.  Christina has a passion for people with special needs. She is blessed with two sons and two nephews (ranging in age from 8 to 19) with diagnoses on the autism spectrum and a brother-in-law with an intellectual disability. Over the past decade she’s been active in mentoring children and teens with special needs in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts; volunteering in the autism program at Broken Arrow Public Schools; and serving on the board of LeadLearnLive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing college degree and certificate programs to Oklahoma for students with disabilities. In her “free time” she enjoys reading and playing the piano and marimba.  It is 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, love, and be loved.  “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27

Christina Knight - Special Needs Pastor

Christina serves as Pastor of Special Needs Ministries at Tulsa Central. She grew up in the Tulsa area before heading to college at the University of Notre Dame (go Irish!) for a degree in Accountancy. Christina is a CPA and has served in business and nonprofit accounting roles.

Christina has a passion for people with special needs. She is blessed with two sons and two nephews (ranging in age from 8 to 19) with diagnoses on the autism spectrum and a brother-in-law with an intellectual disability. Over the past decade she’s been active in mentoring children and teens with special needs in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts; volunteering in the autism program at Broken Arrow Public Schools; and serving on the board of LeadLearnLive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing college degree and certificate programs to Oklahoma for students with disabilities. In her “free time” she enjoys reading and playing the piano and marimba.

It is 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, love, and be loved.

“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27