Nate & Kari, Bryce and Addie
Pastor Nate Burns became the Lead Pastor at Mustang Church of the Nazarene In February 2020.
Previously he served Leesburg Church of the Nazarene from 2016 to 2020 as the Lead Pastor and Owasso Silver Creek Church of the Nazarene from 2008 to 2016 as the Lead Pastor.
His various experience in ministry has included Student Ministry, Worship Ministry, he has served in Full Time Ministry since 1999.
He has been married to Kari (Roland) Burns since July 8, 2000. She is the love of his life, and he could not be the Pastor he is without her. They met while attending Southern Nazarene University.
Kari is a gifted teacher and hopes to fulfill her calling in Mustang Public Schools. She Is the glue that holds our family together.
They have two beautiful children Bryce (14) and Addie (10). They all three are his highest calling and he is blessed to be called Husband and Daddy. Their family loves the Lord and His church, and they hope to serve your family.
Melissa & Brent; Shayna, Owen, Mia, and Ava
Melissa joined the team as Administrative Assistant in 2012. She is a graduate of Penn College where she received her Associate degree in Accounting. Brent and Melissa have been married since April 1999. They have 4 children, Shayna, Owen, Mia, and Ava. Melissa loves spending time with her family, listening to music, traveling, and playing card and board games.
Barbara began serving as bookkeeper for MCN in 2010. She moved with her family to Mustang in 1972 and has worked in bookkeeping and accounting for over 40 years. As a member of MCN, she has been a greeter for many years and enjoys being active in many MCN activities. She also enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren.
Scott & Kym; Amy, Andrew, and Kayla
Associate Pastor / Children
Kym began ministry to children and families in 2001. She and her husband Scott accepted the call to serve here at Mustang Church of the Nazarene in December 2004.
Both are graduates of Southern Nazarene University. Scott also has his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma and serves on faculty at Southern Nazarene University.
Kym and Scott have three children – Amy, Andrew, and Kayla, who keep their parents busy with soccer, basketball, and music.
In her free time, Kym enjoys reading (with a cup of coffee), scrapbooking, and trying new experiences/places.
BJ & Deanna
Associate Pastor / Youth
BJ began serving as Youth Pastor in March of 2017 after beginning his call to full time ministry in 2009.
Prior to joining our staff he graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2009 and has served in several areas of church and parachurch ministries including a Youth Pastor and Young Adult Leader on the Hawaii Pacific District of the Church of the Nazarene, Family Pastor in the United Methodist Church, and Director of Residential Life at Shelterwood Academy in Independence, Missouri.
His wife, Deanna, is on staff at Southern Nazarene University in the Admissions Office. She has also served as a Director in various ministries such as Team Effort Camp Ministries and also at Shelterwood Academy.
Deanna and BJ are passionate about helping students learn how to develop the skills necessary to navigate the challenges of life through intentional mentorship and discipleship.
In their spare time, they enjoy going on random adventures such as rock climbing, kayaking, attending sporting events, and trying as many different kinds of cultural foods as they can!
Brett & Ashly; Aiden, Aaron, and Axton
Associate Pastor / Community Missionary
Brett joined the team in June of 2008. His role changed from Youth Pastor to Community Missionary in January 2017. With support from the local church and the SWOK District, Brett has opened Crossfit RWOL (Restoring Wholeness of Life) as an organic church plant in Mustang.
He and his wife, Ashly, come to us from Guymon, OK, where he served as the Youth Pastor since January 2007. Both are graduates of Southern Nazarene University and Ashly also has an Associates Degree from Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. She is a Registered Nurse and is employed by Mustang Public Schools as a school nurse.
Brett began to investigate a call to ministry in college while serving in Long Beach, CA, with Youth In Mission through the Church of the Nazarene.
Brett and Ashly love working with teens, watching sports and other activities with young people and friends. Brett’s favorites include playing sports, working out, eating with friends, and mostly, spending time with their three children – Aiden, Aaron, and Axton.
Associate Pastor / Adults
Paul Stroud became a part of our staff in August 2011. Paul brings a wealth of wisdom and experience to our team. His most recent experiences include interim pastor at the Waurika, OK, Church of the Nazarene and prior to that they served as the Camp Directors at the Southwest Oklahoma campground, Salyer Lake Retreat and Conference Center. They have served the Church of the Nazarene around the world as pastor and missionary. The primary focus of his work will focus on adults 55 and up.
Special Note: Pastor Paul’s wife, Nettie, passed away this past year. She was a precious, precious follower of Christ and a great supporter of Paul’s ministry. She will be missed.
Steve & Diane
Associate Pastor / Discipleship
Steve and Diane Ruby became a part of our staff in April 2013. Steve is serving as our Associate Pastor/Discipleship. He is assisting us in the areas of preaching and teaching.
Steve came to us from the Ashland First Church of the Nazarene, in Ashland, Kentucky, where he was the Senior Pastor from 2004. He has also been the pastor in churches in Oklahoma and Texas. He is a Graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological Seminary and has a Doctorate of Ministry from Bakke Graduate University of Ministry.
Steve and Diane have 3 children: Steven and his wife, Sherry; Aaron and his wife, Deborah; and Courtney; plus 5 grandchildren, Brianna, Bradley, Trinity, Jackson, & Kinsley.
Nathan & Abby and Luke
Associate Pastor / Director of IT
Nathan joined the staff as Worship Pastor in 2008. He came to us straight out of Southern Nazarene University where he obtained his B.S. in Music with Ministry Emphasis.
He has been married to Abby since 2008 and she is a 5th grade teacher at Canyon Ridge Intermediate. They had their first child, Luke, in 2017.
Nathan’s call to ministry came during his high school years as he became involved in the music ministry of his home church in Hutchinson, Kansas. Nathan also is an experienced mechanic, an accomplished pianist, and a freelance audio engineer. He was full-time worship pastor at our church until 2018. In 2018 he transitioned to part-time Director of IT at the church when he took a full-time position of Director of Audio Visual at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Scott & Rochelle; Hannah and Alllison
Kid’s Day Out Director
Rochelle began serving as Kid’s Day Out Director in 2012. Prior to joining our staff, she taught Spanish at Tuttle Middle School. After graduating from Southern Nazarene University in 2005, Rochelle and her high school sweetheart, Scott, were married and began attending Mustang Church of the Nazarene. Scott is an Engineer with O.G&E. The have two daughters, Hannah and Allison.