For a new church plant, Tulsa, Sequoyah Creek is involved in a myriad of ministries, locally, nationally and internationally.
“We do a lot of local and international missions,” Pastor Stephen Shaw said. “We are very involved in the country of Peru, where we do missionary work in the city centers and provide medical clinics in the jungle. There are a few other international trips we’ve done and are planning to do this year.
Nationally, the new church is involved in partnerships with two North American Mission Board church plants, one in Texas and one in New York, where it has sent mission teams.
And locally, church members do a lot of food distribution for the community, as well as a few “dump days,” where they buy dumpsters for surrounding neighborhoods.
“We did a big coat giveaway over the fall break,” Shaw said. “But we also did some fun stuff, like fireworks, trunks and treats on Halloween and block parties.”
In addition, the church is involved in regular outreach activities at one of the local apartment complexes it has adopted.
“We are also in the process of starting regular medical clinics outside of our church, and we can use all the prayers we can get,” Shaw said.
Shaw added that the church has several needs, including financial provision to move forward with the need for facilities, which involves the need to demonstrate a building.
“We also need a new PA system, and we are praying that God will bring more young people to our growing youth group,” he added.
Shaw grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Union High School. He was rescued at age 7 in Tulsa, Aspen Park. He and his wife, Lisa, are parents of three children. Girl Jo is an 8and grader, son Jeb is in the 6and year, and his son Jim is in 4and grade.
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Stephen Shaw was listed in the 2022 Missionary Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. To see more information, visit oklahomabaptists.org/cp