Staff

Pastors Jim & Christy Thornton

Pastors Jim and Christy Thornton have served at THC since 1999.  Jim’s ministry passions include proclaiming the transforming message of holiness in down to earth language as well as leading others into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through the ministry of prayer.  He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Southern Nazarene University and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.  Christy earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Nazarene University and serves as Administrative Pastor as well as Pastor to Women and worship. Christy is an ordained deacon in the Church of the Nazarene. They are blessed with three sons and a daughter-in-law: Tyler and Kenna, Josh, and Jacob.

Pastor Kasey Stout

Kasey and Lauren Stout, along with their son Kaleb, are so excited and thankful to be a part of what God is doing at THC! They both have served in multiple ministry opportunities in the Tulsa area and are passionate about living life together with teens as they go through some of the most challenging and future shaping years of their lives. Kasey currently attends God’s Bible School and Lauren graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from God’s Bible School and College.  They invite your teens to join them as they conquer stumbling blocks together and press into God’s wonderful plan for each and every one of them!

Pastor Kathy Cott

Prior to becoming a Children’s Pastor in the Church of the Nazarene, Kathy was a Speech/Language Pathologist in the public schools and a missionary to Kenya, Africa. She has always had a passion for children and delights in teaching them to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Kathy is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She recently completed a Master’s degree in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University.

Pastor Gerald Burch

Pastor Gerald and Lou Burch have served at THC since 2015. Gerald leads our jail ministry and serves as Abba Ministries liaison (a Compassionate/Celebrate Recovery ministry.) He has a passion to help people find their value and future as God sets them free. Gerald is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He and Lou have three sons, Gerald & Michelle, Blake & Chantell, and Neil.

Pastor Carly Karnes

As Connections Pastor, Carly hopes to welcome those searching for a church home to Tulsa Hills Church. Carly and Danial were married at THC, and have been blessed to call it their church home for a number of years. Carly is a district licensed ministers in the Church of the Nazarene. She holds a Master’s degree in Biblical and Theological studies from Trevecca Nazarene University. Danial is a locally licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Southern Nazarene University.  Carly and Danial have worked in many ministry capacities including young adults, greeting, children’s, VBS, and worship.