Living Faith


Living Faith
An Evening of Discussions for those with Questions

Each spring, we host a series of presentations and discussions for those who have questions and seek to grow deeper in their lives of faith.  Usually held on Monday evenings during February or March, dinner precedes the presentations in the fellowship hall.  Following is a listing of past sessions:


  • Steve Gragert, executive director of Will Rogers Museums, "Will Rogers: United Methodist, Candidate for President"
  • Adam Stroud, coordinator of Greek Ministries at OSU Wesley Foundation, "Faith in a Tough Place: China"
  • Lt. Kevin Barnes, Oklahoma City Police Department and author of The Gift, "Faith with Tough People"
  • Lt. General Harry M. "Buddy" Wyatt, Director of Air National Guard - Pentagon, "Faith in a Tough Job"


  • Dr. Mike Thompson, religious studies professor, Oklahoma State University, "Faith and the American President"
  • Carla Hinton, religion editor, The Daily Oklahoman, "Faith and the Press"
  • Devrey Youngblood, business person and author of Successful Failure, "Faith and Failure"
  • Dr. Gayla Foster and friends, "An Evening of Highland Park Entertainment"


  • Mark Elam, executive director of Oklahoma Against the Trafficking of Humans, "Human Trafficking in Oklahoma"
  • Mike Chace and Pastor Derrek Belase, "Death, Dying and Funerals: Where is the good news?"
  • Rev. Dr. Sharon Betsworth, associate professor of New Testament at Oklahoma City University, "Reading the Gospel of Mark in the 21st Century"
  • Lynette Erwin, musician and author of So Faithful a Heart: The Love Story of Nancy Storace and Wolfgang Mozart, "Our Soul's Expression: Music and Faith"


  • Val Castor, Meteorologist/Storm Chaser, KWTV Channel 9, Oklahoma City, "Chasing Oklahoma's Weather"
  • Dr. Ellen Blue, Associate Professor of Church History and United Methodist Studies, Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, "Rebuilding New Orleans" -- canceled due to snow!
  • Dr. Gayla Foster and friends, "An Evening of Highland Park Entertainment"


  • Dr. Gayla Foster and friends, "An Evening of Highland Park Entertainment"
  • Lloyd McAlister, attorney, "Living Wills and Advanced Directives"
  • Cherokee Ballard, spokesperson, Oklahoma Medical Examiners Office/former news reporter, Channels 4 and 5 in OKC, "Faith in the Fast Lane"
  • Rev. Dr. Mouzon Biggs, senior pastor, Boston Avenue UMC, Tulsa, "Interfaith Dialogue from a United Methodist Perspective"
  July 2021