Our Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at NewChurch is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office here.

  • TOMMY WOODARD - Lead Pastor  

    Tommy has been working with Newchurch since 2003. As the the teaching pastor, his primary focus is preparing and teaching the Word of God every Sunday. He is known for his passionate teaching, humor and ability to clarify scripture into practical life application. He is married to his wonderful wife, Angie and has two great kids, Abby and Hudson. When Tommy is not at Newchurch, you can find him traveling with his buddy Eddie as the Skit Guys.  

  • SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN - Business Administrator

    Scott has been involved in ministry since the age of 17. From his experience as a worship pastor and business manager for much of his early life, his love for business and ministry were a perfect fit when the position at Newchurch became available. He began attending Newchurch in 1996 with his wife Kim and their 2 children. Scott has been on staff since June of 2004 and is having the time of his life enjoying every day he has serving our Lord with the people of Newchurch.

    Contact Scott about Business, Security Volunteering, Financial Peace University or any other questions.

  • JOE CURTIS - Discipleship Pastor

    Joe grew up in Oklahoma, graduating from Putnam City West High School.  Having served churches in Arizona and Texas, Joe began his ministry at Newchurch on April 1, 2015.  Joe and Krista have two children: Jacob (born in 2005) and Karlie (born in 2009).  When the Curtis family is not found at Newchurch, they just might be enjoying the tallest, fastest, roller coaster they can find.

    Contact Joe

  • SHAUN BROWN - Worship Pastor

    Shaun has been involved in leading worship since 2002. He helped lead worship for his youth group when he was a senior in high school. After graduating from Bethany High School, Shaun moved on to play for the Sunday morning services at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. He also studied music business at Southern Nazarene. For the last two years Shaun has been the worship leader for the youth program at BFC. Shaun has also served in West Palm Beach, Florida. He believes that worship helps to prepare the heart and mind to absorb the message of the Word of God. He has such a strong passion for music and leading the church in praising Jesus. Shaun has been married to Lacy since 2012. Together they have a daughter, Rylie(1), whom they have so much raising and loving on. 

  • LASHAWN ASHLEY - CARE Ministry Pastor

    LaShawn has attended Newchurch since 2003. She has led women's bible studies and co-leads, with Michael (her husband), one of our adult coed bible studies. She served as an associate minister for New Prospect Baptist Church of Perry, OK for 5 years. Her passion is strengthening the familial relationships and bonds within the body of Christ. LaShawn sees us striving together as "One Big Happy Christian Family"; growing, learning, sometimes hurting, and all the time loving each other. She and Michael have been married since August 1997 and have been blessed with two kiddos, Michael II (Tigger) and Taylor of whom she lovingly refers to as her explosive T-N-T.

    Contact LaShawn

  • JOSH CROUCH - Youth Pastor

    Josh has been attending Newchurch since 2003 and has been on staff since 2012. He feels blessed to serve as the student pastor here at Newchurch and he prays everyday that God will use him as he leads the students in treasuring Jesus, loving God’s Word, and living on a mission. Josh was blessed beyond belief when he married his best friend Emily in September 2018.

    Contact Josh

  • AMBER ANDERSON - Preschool Pastor

    Amber has been serving at Newchurch since 2001 as the Preschool Pastor. Before coming to Newchurch, she served as a Children’s Ministry Intern at the church she grew up in while attending Oklahoma Baptist University. During this time God began stirring a passion in her heart for teaching the youngest of children about God’s great love for them. Amber has been married to her husband, Blair, since 2008. Together they love chasing around their two rambunctious boys, Jace and Ty. 

    Contact Amber

  • TONI GEARHART - Children's Pastor

    Toni has been a member of Newchurch since 2006 and has been working with our kids since 2007. Toni is married to Eric and they have two wonderful daughters, Olivia and RaLee. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. Toni believes that all children are true blessings and she enjoys watching them learn and grow in Christ.

    Contact Toni

  • DR. MONTY PRIEST  - Founding Pastor

    Monty is the senior, and founding, pastor of Newchurch. He has been married to his amazing wife Debbie since 1976. They have a three children: Marcy (married to Brian Jackson), Buddy, and Sonny (married to Amaka). If you want to see his eyes light up, ask him about his grandkids, Bridger and River Rae. Besides serving at newchurch, Monty is a senior board member for Super Summer Oklahoma, as well as a team leader for starting new churches in the metro area. He is an avid sports fan and supports the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma City Thunder.