Our Staff

Gordon Small

I constantly hear stories about people who have been impacted with the ministry of Eastwood. Some are decades old but the continuing results are seen in changed lives. Whenever people ask where I go to church (almost without fail) they say “Oh I’ve been to Eastwood”. It’s amazing how much impact this church has had in Tulsa and around the world.

Gordon Small

Senior Pastor

Pastor Gordon Small came to know Jesus in 1979 and it was a dark to light conversion. Eastwood is the Church where he was baptized and called to the ministry. Since then God has given Pastor Gordon a passion to know Him and make Him know to others. Pastor Gordon is driven by the unity and teamwork at Eastwood. He enjoys teaching God's Word and seeing others excited about Jesus and His Word.

Jeremy Rhodes

Leading our church in worship each week is not only a great honor by an important privilege. This is something that I seek God for His wisdom and guidance. Worship represents our heart and life to God. Leading people closer and closer to God is one of my greatest goals as a leader.

Jeremy Rhodes

Worship Pastor and Administrator

Jeremy is a passionate Christ-follower, coffee lover, runner, sports player, singer and musician, and the leader of "the Blondes" (my wife and kids are all blonde headed). Jeremy is driven by his Love for People, love for God, the tremendous people in the church and all the great people in our community.

Craig Spencer

As well as serving the youth at Eastwood, I am still pursuing my calling and ministry in construction as a part-time crew leader for JR Tile LLC here in Tulsa. I am grateful for the perspective and experience the workforce gives me to help foster a holistic Christian approach with students as they grow up and enter it for themselves.

Craig Spencer

Youth Pastor

As a young 18 year old man, the Lord drew me to Himself, saved my life, and then gave me a new heart that was alive with His truth for all peoples. He called me to make disciples and to gain skill with my hands in the construction industry to be a blessing to my immediate community wherever He leads me in this world.

Lujean Howard

I have worked 40 years in full time ministry: music associate and children’s minister.  BA in Music, Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, Masters in Church Music, SWBTS.  I am currently  semi retired and loving it.

Lujean Howard

Children's Minister

Lujean grew up in Miami, Oklahoma. Her passion for music began at a young age with choirs, piano and voice lessons. Lujean continued her higher education as a voice major with piano as her secondary instrument and drama minor. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and a Masters in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Millie Woffard

One of most enjoyable things that every happen to me at Eastwood was when a precious little boy ran up to me at a church meal and put his arms around me and say “I love You”. Its for that very reason that for over 50 years Eastwood has been here, helping,ministering,serving people of all ethnic groups and cultural backgrounds.

Millie Woffard

Pre-School Minister

Millie has worked at Eastwood Baptist for 8 years. Millie has two adult children and seven wonderful beautiful grandchildren all living out of state. Millie enjoys garden work, being in the church atmosphere and finds comfortable in being around people who share similar purpose.

Mella Naifeh

Many, many times when I mention that I work at Eastwood, that person has either attended at one time or knows someone who attends. Eastwood is known to be a praying church, therefore often times I am asked to pray and to ask other church members to pray for them.

Mella Naifeh

Financial Secretary

Mella has worked 20 years as School Bookkeeper and 5 1/2 yrs at church in finance. Mella and her husband Ellis have been married for 42 years. They joined Eastwood in June of 1973. Mella is driven by the overall desire of the staff to present Jesus by meeting the needs of people.

Steva Cotingham

Several years back our family worked in the bus ministry for many years. I have been encouraged to have children, now adults with their own children, come back and tell me how much their time at Eastwood helped them and tell me that they are now actively involved in church. That’s a blessing.

Steva Cotingham

Pastor's Secretary

I've worked at Eastwood for 9 yrs. in the office and 6 years for Eastwood school. I enjoy working and love my job. I also like to clean. I like to create things and I'm looking forward to trying stain glass and maybe some of the other arts that allow me to express me a bit of my creativity. I am looking forward to football season - have high hopes for our SOONERS!

Curtis Hanks

Curtis Hanks

Security

Curtis is a retired Tulsa Police Officer who is in charge of security at Eastwood. He has worked with the youth at Eastwood for many years and is the Camp Director at Faith Week.

Reta Vance

Reta Vance

Bookkeeper

Reta began working at Eastwood in 2008. She is Eastwood's financial assistant. Reta also serves as a Sunday School teacher in the Children's department. She and her husband Doyle raised two children, David & Christa, at Eastwood.

Joe Scarlato

Joe Scarlato

Custodial

Lindsey Meeker

Lindsey Meeker

Administrative Assistant



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