DAVID TRELOAR | LEAD PASTOR
As Lead Pastor, David is responsible for the purpose and teaching at Thrive Church. He is excited about the team that God has brought together and loves to see people go deeper in their relationship with Jesus. His undergraduate degree is in Business Administration from Hope College. He went on to earn an Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts in Design from the Savannah College of Art & Design.
More importantly, he is married to Lisa and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Eliana. The Treloars hail from Michigan, but have lived around the country. They moved to Tulsa in 2012. David likes salty snacks, but has a particular taste for potato chips.
DAN FARCAS | WORSHIP PASTOR
Dan is the Worship Arts Pastor and Associate Church Planter at Thrive. His desire is that worship be the catalyst to a deeper intimacy with Jesus, inviting everyone to know the heart of God and become the hands and feet of Jesus. Dan is married to Gina and they have a daughter, Annabella Grace. They moved to Tulsa from Wilmore, Kentucky where they met and both attended Asbury Theological Seminary. Dan graduated with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. Previously to Asbury, he attended Heritage Bible College in Cambridge, Ontario, and Hillsong Bible College in Sydney, Australia. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan, but was born and lived his early years in Cugir, Romania. Dan’s favorite late night snack is anything sweet with a glass of milk.
James dodson | DISCIPLESHIP pastor
James serves as the Discipleship Pastor at Thrive Church. He hopes to provide a wide array of meaningful opportunities to learn about God and help others to engage in His church. James grew up in Tulsa but spent 6 years in Kansas City where he met his wife. They moved back to Tulsa to be close to family. James and his wife have 3 boys. He received a B.A. in political science from William Jewell College and a Master’s in Theological Study from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has worked with several organizations in and around the Tulsa area as a youth program director and worship leader. He enjoys Mexican food and ice cream and his favorite pastime is spending the weekend with extended family. Oh, and we can't forget to mention his LOVE for soccer!!
Next Generation Pastor
Shaina leads all ministries related to children birth through 18 years old. Her vision is to plant the seed of Jesus in the hearts of the children in the community, water them with the Word of God and watch them grow in Christ. She is originally from Texas but has lived in 8 states other than TX and OK. She graduated with an Associates from Campbell University & a Bachelor’s in Ministry from Mid-America Christian University. Shaina has been married to Chris, a former Marine, for over 17 years. They have 3 beautiful girls. Her favorite late night snack is exotic cheeses and garlic stuffed olives. Oh, and Sea Salt & Caramel Dark Chocolates.
Sabra serves as the communications director at Thrive Church as well as the unofficial church photographer. Sabra strives to help Thrive communicate important news, events, and the newsletter containing relevant information to the church body. She grew up in Oklahoma but lived in Chicago for a short time with her husband, Tyler. Sabra and her husband moved back to Oklahoma in 2018 after the birth of her first child, Edelyn. Sabra is currently expecting her second child in September of 2019. Sabra obtained a B.A. in Elementary Education at Oklahoma Baptist University and is currently a certified Oklahoma teacher. She has served in numerous church roles over the years, including singing on the worship team, serving as a youth leader, and working in children’s ministry. Sabra is a self proclaimed honorary Gilmore Girl and has recently delved into the world of farmers markets and gardening.