Special Team Update

Special Team Update

Dear NEO Family,

Our Night of Worship and Nazarene Youth Convention is TONIGHT (6/8/22) at Regency Park Church of the Nazarene, 8707 East 51st Street South, Tulsa, OK.  We will begin at 6:30 and have pizza and voting, worship led by James Peterson, and then a message from Pastor Nick Williams! Over 160 have already signed up to attend! Join the fun!

On Friday we gather for our Missions Convention in the morning at 9am and Assembly begins at 1:45pm. See all the details below.

Friday night’s worship service will include some family time – welcoming those receiving a District License for the first time; honoring four pastors entering retirement status; remembering those we have lost this past year, including Dr. Russell Human; rejoicing in the organization of Tulsa Kaleo Church; and celebrating some high achievements by our churches, even in a challenging year!

Central is making the East side of the building their front entrance, so Registration for both the Convention and Assembly will be in the Atrium (near the gym). Central Café will be selling cinnamon rolls, drinks and other snacks in the Atrium, and the nursery and children’s areas are near the atrium. You can still unload your Crisis Care Kits at the Canopy entrance and take them to Room 112. The “District Office” during assembly will be across from the elevator in the Atrium.

I can’t wait to be with you these next few days. I am going to have my noise maker handy to celebrate YOU!

Dave McKellips

more info

NYI Convention  /  Wednesday, June 8

Tulsa Regency Park  /  6:30pm

Speaker: Nick Williams

Worship led by James Peterson






NMI Convention  /  Friday, June 10

Tulsa Central  /  9am – Noon

Report of District NMI President, Carol Stevens

District Council


Chick-fil-A Lunch

Speaker: Roberto Rodriguez,

Border Initiative, El Paso

The Rodriguez family currently serves as Global Commissioned Missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene, assigned to the Nazarene Border Initiative based out of El Paso Texas. They began their service with NBI as Mission Corps Missionaries in February of 2012. Roberto and Rhesa are Work and Witness Coordinators for the US Mexico Border, where their responsibilities include organizing and hosting work and witness teams, encouraging and supporting current churches, both English and Spanish, on both sides of the US/Mexico border. They manage the El Paso office as well as host retreats and seminars for local Nazarene churches.

District Assembly  /  Friday-Saturday, June 10-11

Tulsa Central  /  Friday 1:45 – Saturday 3:30 pm

Dr. David Graves, General Superintendent, Presiding

Preaching in Services Friday, 7pm and Saturday, 9am

Dr. Graves was chosen for the highest elected office in the denomination at the 27th General Assembly held in Orlando, Florida, USA, in 2009.  At the time of his election, Dr. Graves was the senior pastor of College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas, where he had served since 2006. Prior to College Church, he served as director of Sunday School Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene International.

Report of District Superintendent, Dr. Dave McKellips

Reports of Lead Pastors/Churches and District Boards


SNU Ted’s Cafe Escondido Lunch

During District Assembly:

“Mindshift” Training Event

with Dr. Phillip Zimmerman,

Church in Action, Germany

Let Phillip Invite you to this event

Dr. Philip Zimmerman is the co-founder and pastor of Church in Action. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Philip is known for strategic thinking and creative problem solving. He is a social entrepreneur, pastor and church planter who has started and led many churches, non-profits, and businesses.

Nursery and Assembly VBS “Wonder Why” for Children

Provided for those attending Assembly and Conventions

Please Register each child so we can prepare well for your children.

Thank you.