Calvary Chapel of Oklahoma City

Calvary Chapel of Oklahoma City

Who We Are

A verse-by-verse, expository Bible teaching church in Metro Oklahoma City.

We Believe worship of God should be Spiritual. Therefore: We remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship services.

We Believe worship of God should be Inspirational. Therefore: We give a great place to music in our worship. Our worship is contemporary and orderful.

We Believe worship of God should be Intelligent. Therefore: Our services are designed with great emphasis upon teaching the whole counsel of the Word of God verse by verse, that He might instruct us how He would be worshipped.

We Believe worship of God is Fruitful. Therefore: We look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshipping Him. We strongly believe that the purpose of Calvary Chapel of OKC through the pastor and teachers is summed up in "for the perfecting of the saints" (Eph. 4:12).

Dress Code - Come as you feel most comfortable (coat/tie, jeans, t-shirts, flip-flops or sandals, etc.). We desire to de-emphasize this aspect of Sunday worship. Please don't dress immodestly.

Music/Worship - Contemporary praise and worship with an occasional old hymn.

Please bring your Bible - Since we teach book-by-book, verse-by-verse, we want you to read God's Word for yourself (Acts 17:11) - don't just take our word for it! If you don't have a Bible to bring, come anyway - we have some you can use.

If you would like to learn more about Pastor Ken Merrihew, please visit the "Meet the Pastor" page at

It is our prayer that this site will answer whatever questions you might have. If you would like to view our Statement of Faith, please read it at

If you have any questions or prayer requests, please use our contact page at for information on how to reach Calvary Chapel of Oklahoma City.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 10:00am - Worship followed by Bible study (Children's Church available, not required)
  • 07:00pm - Worship followed by Bible study (Children's Church and Youth available, not required)
  • 08:00am - Men's Prayer (Teaching followed by discussion and community prayer)


Ken Merrihew

Coming from a broken home and growing up in the proverbial sixties it seemed as if even his quiet Midwestern environment wouldn't be able to save Ken from a life of blatant hedonism. From his early days in Junior High and meeting under the bridge after school to smoke cigarettes to his entry into High School and his discovery of the Trinitarian god of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, it seemed as if he only had one goal in life: to "feel good". One of the things that made him feel best was acceptance with the "in-crowd." Maybe he was searching for the love of a lost father or maybe his pride simply enjoyed the prestige of being perceived as "cool." Whatever the motivation, the drive for the proper image controlled much of his actions during his late teens and twenties. His rampant promiscuity led to an out-of-wedlock pregnancy in 1975. Marriage to his wife, Sherry, followed and for the next several years, turmoil prevailed in their relationship as they both struggled with feelings of being entrapped and in bondage to each other. On November 7, 1981, Jesus intervened into a lost and otherwise meaningless existence. The Lord then began the process of turning their battled and scarred relationship into a picture of the union between Himself and His Bride, the Church. What had been conceived in the pit of hell was now truly "made in heaven." Very early in their Christian walks, Ken and Sherry became involved in Calvary Chapel Ministries through Calvary Chapel Wichita, Kansas. Learning the ministry through hands-on, on-the-job-training he also attended and subsequently taught at the Calvary Chapel School of Theology in Wichita. Receiving his ordination to the ministry in 1987, Ken and his family pioneered Calvary Chapel in Oklahoma City in the fall of 1990 where he currently serves as pastor. One of the ministries of this local fellowship is Josiah Media (named after King Josiah and the radical reforms that took place after he and the nation had "discovered the Word"), a tape ministry containing hundreds of free Bible teaching cassette tapes - The Lord has allowed Pastor Ken to author several gospel tracts as well as Follow Me, a 145-page book about discipleship, servanthood and the ministerial relationships in the local church setting (download PDF version at


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