Oil Capital of the World
Wanting to establish a new church in the “Oil Capital of the World,” The Tulsa District Missions Board began looking for land on the edge of town in southeast Tulsa.
Francis Scott Key Elementary
Asbury’s first worship service was hosted in Francis Scott Key Elementary School’s foyer. Asbury formally organized in February 1962 by receiving nine people...
Rev. Williams C. Mason
1964 – Straight out of seminary, Rev. Williams C. Mason was appointed to Asbury and would remain Asbury’s senior pastor for 29 years until his retirement in 1993.
60th and Sheridan
1965 – Asbury’s first worship service was hosted in a new building, located at 60th and Sheridan. Additional classrooms were soon added. Pastor Bill Mason...
4th of July Parade
1966 - Pastor Bill Mason’s wife, Jayne, started an annual 4th of July parade. According to the Tulsa Daily World, the parade had grown to nearly 800 participants within a few years of its conception.
1970s – As the congregation grew, so did Asbury’s Sheridan location. Not only was a kitchen, expanded church parlor and Goodwin Hall education wing added, but also a new Sanctuary and balcony were built to seat 800.
Dr. Tom Harrison
1993 – Upon Pastor Bill Mason’s retirement, Dr. Tom Harrison took the role of senior pastor. Tom Harrison extended Bill Mason’s focus on pastoral care and introduced...
1995 – Pastor Tom Harrison called for a Jubilee Sunday to retire all remaining debt at Asbury’s Sheridan location. On August 21, Absury was declared “debt free” two years...
Purchasing 35 Acres
1999 – God opened the door for Asbury to purchase 35 acres on south Mingo in order to build an entire new church building for the growing congregation.
2002 – Groundbreaking of the new Asbury Mingo location was hosted on January 13, 2002.
6767 S. Mingo
2004 – With the new church complete, Asbury hosted its first Sunday worship services at 6767 S. Mingo on February 29, 2004.
2007 – Three years later, construction began yet again for a children’s area expansion, Venue 68 and Mason Chapel walkway.
Modern Worship Service
2008 – Venue 68 opened with the launch of a modern worship service and became home to the Breakaway student ministry. The FaithZone children’s ministry...
2012 – Asbury celebrated 50 years of glorifying God and making disciples in the Tulsa community and around the world. To commemorate this celebration...
2015 – Once again, the congregation responded to Pastor Tom Harrison’s call to pay off debt. Through God’s gracious provision, all new building...
Helping Others Follow Jesus
2016 – Pastor Tom Harrison captured Asbury’s vision to “glorify God and make disciples by leading others to believe, belong and become” into the single...
2017 – To reach new people with the gospel, Pastors Tom Harrison and Jon Odom announced plans to launch a satellite congregation, called Cornerstone...
Better Together Campaign
2019 – Beginning in 2019, the Better Together campaign aimed to raise $12 million to strengthen our ability to “Help Others Follow Jesus.”
2020 - A year like no other, COVID-19 (the coronavirus pandemic) changed Asbury and the entire world’s dynamic. Tulsa was in “lockdown” or “quarantine” from...