Barron and Rayna have a deep love for the city of Tulsa, which led them to found The Church Today nearly a decade ago. Barron is an excellent communicator and visionary, who has a passion for empowering the next generation. He is an avid bookworm and considers himself a lifetime student. Rayna is a gifted worship leader who has an unmatched passion for people. She enjoys laughing out loud and will rarely be seen without a smile on her face. Their influence has expanded beyond the city of Tulsa as they serve as global examples and ministers to next generation leaders. Their greatest treasures on Earth however, are their three sons.
The Church Today’s mission is to provide Tulsa with a family of churches that offer an authentic Apostolic culture. We are a 21st century church that remains committed to a 1st century commission. Our values are founded on truth that is timeless, and love that is unconditional. We aim to serve as a bridge between your faith and your future in Jesus Christ.
The Church Today’s vision is to build Apostolic culture within the Tulsa Metro area through a multi-campus model. We are committed to serving the kingdom as a globally minded church with an emphasis on our local communities.
The Church Today is made up of many unique individuals who have come together for one mission. Like any great family, we lean on, love and trust one another.
We endeavor for meaningful growth both individually and as a body of believers. Our desire is to see the expansion of apostolic culture throughout our city.
We believe in striving for holiness that can only result from intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Church Today believes in a continual investment of our God given talents and resources into the Kingdom, by uniting with local and global efforts.
We believe in intentional daily steps toward developing a deep and meaningful relationship with God that defines the way we treat and interact with those around us.
Worship is an essential part of the culture of The Church Today, not only during our weekend services, but daily glorifying the Giver of Life. It is an everyday surrender of our will to God’s, through the giving of our time, talent, treasure and truth.
In the Christian walk there is no substitution for daily, consistent and intentional prayer. It is the way in which we communicate with the one that loves us most and desires to transform our lives. In the words of Vesta Mangun, “Your prayers have the power to heal your past and shape your future”.
The Church Today is founded on timeless truth. We strive to be relevant and effective in our methods of evangelism, but our message never changes. We are Apostolic in doctrine and practice.
Evangelism is the compelling force behind everything we do. We are a 21st century church with a 1st century commission to be and make disciples of Jesus.
We are called to people. We want to be known as a church that loves, no matter who you are or where you come from. Our love is not situational dependent, rather it is a natural response to a proper understanding of the nature of the God we serve.
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (II Timothy 3:15-17 KJV).
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (Deuteronomy 6:4 KJV; Ephesians 4:4-6 KJV; Colossians 2:9 KJV; I Timothy 3:16 KJV).
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23-25 KVJ; 6:23 KJV; Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV).
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8 KJV; I Peter 4:17 KJV) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (I Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV; Acts 2:4, 37-39 KJV; Romans 6:3-4 KJV).
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (Mark 12:28-31 KJV; II Corinthians 7:1 KJV; Hebrews 12:14 KJV; I Corinthians 12:8-10 KJV).
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (I Thessalonians 4:16-17 KJV; Revelation 20:11-15 KJV)