MEET OUR STAFF

Josué is orginally from Salvador, Brazil and he was raised in a Christian home and in the church where his grandfather was the pastor. Josué has lived in the United States for the last 20 years.

 

Josué is ordained in the United Methodist Church and was appointed to St. James Church in 2008 after graduating with his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. It was in seminary that Josué met his wife Laura. They are great partners in ministry and have two daughters, Natalie and Gabriella.

 

Josué’s biggest passions for ministry are evangelism and discipleship. He believes that his role as a pastor is to help others discover the saving love of Christ and disciple them into Christ-like character, biblical education, and a spirit-filled life.

 

Josué’s life verse is Luke 9:23, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”

Josue Araujo

Senior Pastor

josue@sjc.church

Jason is an Ozark Christian College graduate, class of 98 with degrees in Biblical Literature and Christian Education. He also has a Master's in Theology and Apologetics. He's been in ministry for almost two decades and is from Bartlesville.

Jason and his wife Robyn have two children, Dylan and Mailelani. He loves to read, loves the Sooners, Red Sox, and Liverpool FC.

Percillia grew up in the Tulsa area and has always had a passion for children. From the time she was in elementary school she said she wanted to be a teacher. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Northeastern State University in 2010 and has been a full time teacher at a rural school in Okmulgee county since her graduation.

 

Percillia served in the children’s department at her childhood church from the time she was in high school, until she and her husband Jerome began attending St. James in 2012. She couldn’t pass up the opportunity to serve as a leader during Vacation Bible School her first summer at St. James, and her role has grown from there! She has served as the Assistant Children’s Director since 2016.

 

Percillia and Jerome became foster parents in 2017, but took a break after their last placement and after finally becoming pregnant and giving birth to baby B in April 2019.  

Percillia McCrary

Assistant Director Children's Ministries

Tamie has worked in the accounting field for over 20 years, and more than half of those years at St. James. She really enjoys her work and is blessed to know she is able to serve in such a way. Tamie enjoys running and has participated in a 5k and 15k run. Recently, she came in 8th in the women’s group of the 5k Tulsa run. She loves to cook, especially with her friend, Laura.  

 

Tamie's favorite Bible verse is: Psalm 37:4 – “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Tamie Elliott

Finance Administrator

David came to St James in January 2008 after a long career in customer service. David , a lifelong Oklahoman, attended high school and college in Tulsa and began his working career in his father’s supply business at the age of 15.

 

David grew up in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, and while on a trip to London in 1998, got acquainted with the Anglican Church of England and fell in love with its rich tradition and old Christian values. David has been a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa for the last nine years.  

 

David serves as the Facilities Manager at St James, overseeing daily maintenance and cleaning. He also serves as Facilities Manager at Faith United Methodist Church in Tulsa.

 

David’s favorite bible verse is Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember ye not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing.”

David Lysinger

Facilities Manager

With over 40 years in the music ministry, Willie’s experience covers all aspects of local church and evangelistic ministry. His local church ministry consists of both denominational and non- denominational church leadership.  

 

His ministry outside the local church grew from traveling in international evangelism with Pastor Carlton Pearson and then traveling several years worldwide as music director for Christian recording artist, Carman. Willie Davis is the founder and president of Willie Davis Ministries and, although he continues to travel, one of his greatest passions is being the Worship Pastor at St. James Church.

Willie Davis

Pastor of Worship

Jessica has always had a heart for working with children.  She completed her Bachelors in Social Work at Texas Woman’s University and her MSW at Texas A & M-Commerce.  Jessica followed her passion for children into a career in child welfare and child therapy. It was there that she saw how a strong relationship with Jesus impacts the health of a family.  After working as an Assistant Children’s Director at St. James, Jessica is excited about leading the department in helping children and their families grow closer with Jesus.

 

Jessica and her husband Matthew have three children, Alexandra, Dylan, and Isaac.  

 

Her life verse is Philippians 4:13.  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Dana and her family are originally from Ohio. They relocated to Tulsa in 2012 and began attending St. James Church. She joined St. James staff as Assistant Director of Children's Ministry spring of 2017. Dana attended the University of Toledo and her educational background is in Special Education. She has an intense passion for teaching children the word of God as well as the importance of praise and worship. She and her husband Colin have three children, Laila, Cadin and Charlie.  

 

"It's such an amazingly pure thing to watch children begin their journey with the Lord."

- Dana 

Dana Jones

Assistant Director Children's Ministries

Robyn grew up in southwest Oklahoma, and at 13, started playing the piano and singing with the little children's class in their United Methodist church. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing at Oklahoma State University.  She and husband Mike are thankful for their grown children, Savannah & Trevor, Micah & Lance, and Ryan.  

 

Over the years, Robyn has taught/served in Sunday School, VBS, children's programs, youth events and outreach.  Robyn has worked at St. James since 2013, and is thankful for opportunities to share God's love with others and to help connect people who are serving God! 

 

Her favorite verse is Prov. 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

Robyn Peters

Administrative Secretary

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