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Bill Mason

Pastor Emeritus


Phone: 918.392.1113

William Cameron Mason, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and the Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University, served as Senior Pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from June 1964 to June 1993.
 
Prior to entering the ministry, Bill was associated with the Mike Bryan Office Supply Company in Oklahoma City for twelve years, serving as vice president and sales manager. 
 
Under his leadership, Asbury UMC grew from 118 members in 1964 to 5250 membership. Funding increased from a budget of less than $10,000 to a budget in excess of $2,500,000.
 
Bill has served on numerous Boards and Committees of the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. He received the Henry Denman Award for Evangelism from the Oklahoma Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
 
Bill received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Oral Roberts University May 1, 1977, and on May 15, 1982, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Oklahoma City University.
 
In addition to his pastoral functions, Bill has given leadership throughout the Tulsa Community and the State of Oklahoma.
 
State Leadership
• Past member of the Alumni Association of Oklahoma University
• Past member of Governor’s Committee on Ethics in Government
• Member of Board of Trustees, Oklahoma City University
• Past member of Alcoholism Advisory Council of State Department Board of Mental Health
 
Community Leadership:
• Member and past president of Southeast Rotary Club of Tulsa
• Past member of the Board of the American Red Cross of Tulsa
• Past member of Mayor’s Council on Alcoholism of Tulsa
• Board of Tulsans for Community Values
 
Bill and his wife, Jayne McFarland Mason, have four children: daughters - Peggie Nash and Robin Tanner; sons - Cameron and Randy Mason; and four grandchildren.
 
After completing 29 years as Senior Pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church, the Masons retired on June 6, 1993. Bill has since served Asbury as Pastor Emeritus.
 
Bill was a “Point of Light” recipient on December 7, 2001. 
“Points of Light are the soul of America. They are ordinary people who reach beyond
themselves to the lives of those in need, bringing hope and opportunity, care and
friendship.” President George Bush
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