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OUR story & Leadership

Our Story

At its core, the Influencers is a ministry which guides individuals into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.  Influencers Tulsa is a regional approach to meet and guide individuals in their intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.


This is accomplished in a small-group setting called a Journey Group. Participants meet for a 9-month period with a group of believers who share the same heart to go deeper in their relationship with Christ. The key Scripture passage for this ministry is John 15, where Jesus said, “If a man abides in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit.”


As they begin to understand and participate in this process of abiding, true life transformation begins to take place. These individuals become Influencers to their world, which means marriages, children, businesses, and communities are impacted.


The ministry reaches more people as these groups reproduce and give birth to new groups. This power of reproduction means that there is no limit to the number of believers who can be reached through these Journey groups.


To encourage individuals toward an intimate, abiding relationship with Jesus Christ through a journey to spiritual intimacy, enabling them to be a positive influence to their world around them.


To transform lives through The Journey, creating a culture-changing impact throughout the church and the world.


Core Values

  • God has called each Christian to be a positive influence to our world around us.

  • Only a truly transformed life can bear lasting fruit, which influences our world.

  • Abiding in Christ is the key to a truly transformed life.

  • Our goal is to bring glory to God by bearing lasting fruit, which in turn, shines the light of the Gospel on everything a man or woman touches.

  • God’s purposes are best served by lives that trust Him absolutely and have abandoned their lives into His care.

Influencers Tulsa Leadership (click pics for bio)
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Frank Khalil

Executive Director - Influencers Tulsa

Stephen Frank

Chair of the Board

Ken Hirshey

Co-chair of the Board

Dave Hembree

Board Treasurer

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Greg Wood

Board Member

Ryan Griesmer

Board Member​

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Tommy Oliver

Board Member​

Toby Smith

Board Member​

Gordy Guest

Board Member​

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