For a new church plant, Tulsa, Sequoyah Creek is involved in a myriad of ministries, locally, nationally and internationally.

“We do a lot of local and international missions,” Pastor Stephen Shaw said. “We are very involved in the country of Peru, where we do inner city mission work and provide medical clinics in the jungle. There are a few other international trips we have done and are planning to do this year.”

Nationally, the new church is involved in partnerships with two North American Mission Board church plants, one in Texas and one in New York City, where it has sent mission teams.

And locally, church members do a lot of food distribution for the community, as well as quite a few “dump days,” where they buy trash dumpsters for the surrounding neighborhoods.

“We did a large coat distribution during Fall Break,” said Shaw. “But we’ve also done fun things, like fireworks shows, trunks and treats at Halloween and block parties.”

In addition, the church is involved in regular outreach activities at one of the local apartment complexes, which it has adopted.

“We are also in the process of launching regular medical clinics out of our church, and we can use all the prayers we can get,” Shaw said.

Shaw added that the church has several needs including financial provision to move forward with facility need, which involves the need to demo a building.

“We also need a new sound system, and we are praying for God to bring us more youth to be part of our growing youth group,” he added.

Shaw grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Union High School. He was saved at the age of 7 at Tulsa, Aspen Park. He and his wife, Lisa, are parents of three children. Daughter Jo is an 8th grader, son Jeb is in the 6th grade, and son Jim is in the 4th grade.

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