A gospel-centered family of missional disciples
Who We Are
Mercyview is a diverse, growing faith community that is exploring what it means to live out the good news of Jesus in the urban core of Tulsa. We are an evangelical Christian church committed to the historic Christian faith as lined out in the Nicene Creed.
Casual, Creative, Down to Earth, Friendly, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational
Social Justice, Faith and Work, Missions, Community Service
What are services like?
In our worship gathering time, we are relaxed but focused. We aren’t flashy and we don’t believe people need big productions to connect with God. We follow a basic pattern of meeting together that is traced back to the early Church. We sing new and old songs. We corporately read Scripture and pray together. We teach through books of the Bible. We take communion weekly. We try to make all of our environments accessible to those who are new to the Christian faith, and at the same time, fresh for those who have been in the church for a long time.
What is the community like?
At Mercyview, you will find people of different ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, professions; people who grew up in the Tulsa area, as well as people who have moved here from different parts of the country. Spiritually, you will also encounter people who are in different places in their faith journey. Some are exploring the Christian faith for the first time, others are returning to the church, and others have spent much of their life in the
What if I'm not a Christian?
You are the reason we started Mercyview! We seek to create multiple welcoming environments for those who are curious about God but have never felt comfortable in church. We meet in coffee shops, homes, and larger worship gatherings to experience Jesus in our lives. We also do our best to explain each element of these environments so that you don’t get lost along the way. We want Mercyview to be a place where you can learn, apply, and wrestle with who God is and what that means for your life.
Brad serves the church as its primary preaching pastor, as well as pastor of theological and directional leadership and leadership development. He has been married to his wife Holly since 1999 and they have six children – Cooper, Margo, Sloan, Everett, Blythe, and Owen. He and his family moved to Tulsa to plant Mercyview in May 2010 from St. Louis, MO, where they served for three years in a church planting internship at The Journey. Brad is originally from southeast Missouri, is a 2000 graduate of Missouri Baptist University (B.A.), and is currently pursuing a M.Div. with Liberty Theological Seminary. He has served in local church ministry since 2003 and previous to that, spent time as a singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. He has served as a religion columnist for the Urban Tulsa Weekly and one of the ten framers of The Missional Manifesto, alongside Tim Keller, Ed Stetzer, and Alan Hirsch. His favorite book of the Bible is Romans. His favorite books outside of the Bible are: Knowing God by J.I. Packer, Chosen By God by R.C. Sproul, You Can Change: God’s Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions by Tim Chester, Life Together by Deitrich Bonhoeffer, and The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis