Meet Our Pastors

TODD MATHER

CO-PASTOR

Todd and Christy are passionate about equipping believers to live life to the fullest. They love to speak about doing life intentionally and embracing difficult situations. They challenge people to get outside of the “safe box” of what is predictable… and truly experience the adventure of what God has for them – a life packed with purpose and dreams from the heart of God that comes with total surrender. This should be the deepest ambition of every believer.

Todd is passionate to facilitate unhurried corporate worship, with spontaneous song and prophetic freedom.  When he’s not behind the keyboard, he enjoys one-on-one discipleship, and discussing real life with believers. Together, Todd and Christy love working with couples to help build Christ-centered marriages that transcend the cultural norm. They offer marriage counseling, pre-marriage/engagement mentoring, and one-on-one discipleship.

Todd is a graduate of Rhema Bible School and has been a worship pastor for 25+ years in the Tulsa area. Christy has a Bible School degree in Youth Work & Family Counseling. Their vision is to raise up worshipers who live life boldly and are ambitious to know Jesus Christ intimately.

Contact Pastor Todd Mather
todd@crosscreekchurch.tv
tel. 918-760-3708

 

 

SAM MATHER

CO-PASTOR

Sam and his wife, Lyndie have a heart to reach this generation with God’s transforming power. They have worked together in evangelism and discipleship for 20+ years and seen God’s power change so many lives.

Sam is a graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan University with a degree in Ministerial Studies and Apologetics. He is passionate to empower the Body of Christ to know what they believe and then be able to articulate “why” in a culturally relevant way that lifts high the name of Jesus. You will hear apologetics woven into the fabric of Sam’s Sunday morning sermons, and leave empowered to reach to those around you in a culturally relevant way.

Sam lives to see people radically abandon themselves to God and truly LIVE in this life. He is packed with vision for revival in America and enjoys leading outreach teams in evangelism throughout Tulsa and around the country. His charisma and passion has inspired countless youth over the years to abandon themselves to God.

Both he and Lyndie coordinate various events throughout the year (including Camp Loughridge) for teenagers to get away from the pressures of life and connect with God.  They work hard to provide meaningful experiences and facilitate times of worship and authentic discovery. Sam also leads Bible studies for young men each week and coordinates Christian clubs within local Tulsa schools.  He is a speaker at graduations and for local churches in the area.

Contact Pastor Sam Mather
sam@crosscreekchurch.com
tel. 918-812-1857

MARCUS RIPP

ADMIN. PASTOR

Marcus and his wife Nickee have a vision for believers to discover God’s unique purposes and callings in life, and then partner with Him see those purposes fulfilled. They are passionate about Christians thriving - not just surviving. Together, they facilitate our Men’s Ministry and Mom's Ministry groups at Cross Creek Church.

Both Marcus and Nickee have a heart for developing nations. They have traveled to over 20 countries around the world and extensively throughout the United States sharing the gospel, ministering to believers, and facilitating conventions and mission trips for Teen Mania's Global Expeditions, Victory Teen Missions, and other organizations.

Marcus oversees all the management and functional aspects of the church. He also fills the pulpit from time to time and enjoys equipping believers to live an overcoming life – alive with authentic purpose through grace and victory in Christ.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Language and Literature from Oklahoma State University and a Master's Degree in School Administration from Northeastern State University. Additionally, he attended Victory Bible College and studied World Missions and Worship, and served as worship leader for Victory Christian Center.

Contact Pastor Marcus Ripp
marcus@crosscreekchurch.tv
tel. 918.808.3417