The Reasons Behind Our Why
To Connect People to God for Life Transformation.
PRAYER - The secret sauce to everything we do. It is the lifeline and life source for living a power filled life. It is also the way we communicate with our heavenly Father, and the foundation for leading us to the next great awakening of revival with signs, miracles, and wonders.
WORSHIP - Is the reason we were created. It is for God's glory that we strive to live a life which reflects our full expression of His worth.
THE WORD OF GOD - Our final authority of which we live by and stand upon its truth for power and relevancy for living our lives.
COMM/UNITY - We believe the body of Christ is made up of people from all generations, ethnicities, demographics, and statuses. We strive to build a community that reflects the Kingdom of God in unity and with healthy people bridging gaps between generational and cultural barriers.
LOVE - We believe a life demonstrating the love God is the key to unlocking the hearts of man to God so that transformation happens from the inside out by the Holy Spirit. We love God and we love people.
GENEROSITY - We freely and cheerfully give because Jesus was given for us.
HONOR - We honor and esteem those God has placed in our lives as leaders as well as those worthy of honor because of a life well lived before God in reverence. We believe the road to success is through the humility of our honor. Therefore, we honor up, we honor down, and we honor all the way around.
REVIVAL - We believe God will awaken his people spiritually in profound ways while changing the trajectory of lives through demonstrations of miracles, signs, and wonders leading to a shift in culture for the Kingdom of God.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God; inspired, infallible and unchangeable from Genesis to Revelation (2 Timothy 3:16). One God in three people We believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, and that the three are one. (1 John 5:7)
THE DEITY OF CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Only Son of God, born of a virgin woman; who was crucified, died and rose again on the third day; He ascended to the heavens and now sits at the right hand of the Father (Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:30-35).
We believe that salvation is gained through repentance and the confession of sins; it is given by divine grace (not by works) and is received by faith in Jesus Christ. He is the only mediator between God and men (Acts 4:12).
THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD AND ETERNAL LIFE
We believe in the second coming of Christ for His people, that the dead in Christ will rise first, those who are alive will be taken up by Him, and all will go through the judgment of God. Those whose names are written in the book of life will rise again for eternal life, and those whose names aren’t will face eternal condemnation (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Revelation 20:11- 15).
We believe in sanctification as a work done instantaneously in the spirit, but one which must be developed progressively in the soul, and in the body of a child of God (Hebrews 12:14, Romans 6:19-22)
We believe in the baptism of the Body of Christ, by which the person accepts Jesus, is born again, and goes on to be part of the Body of Christ and His eternal life. We believe in the baptism in water as a sign of identifying with the death (to sin) and the resurrection of Jesus for eternal life (Romans 6:4). We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues and that, through this baptism, we receive the power to be witnesses of Jesus to the whole world (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, Mark 16:17).
LAYING OF HANDS
We believe that the laying of hands is one of the ways to transfer blessings, healing and the power of God from one person to another (Acts 8:15-20, 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6).
THE FIVE MINISTRIES
We believe in the five ministries of Ephesians 4:11, as the gifts given by God to the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11).
THE GOVERNMENTAL MINISTRIES
We believe that the Apostle and the Prophet are governing ministries that establish the foundation and the biblical doctrine of the church (Ephesians 3:5).
THE APOSTOLIC GOVERNMENT
We believe in establishing the apostolic government in the church, with an apostle as the head, a prophet as part of the government, and the elders (Ephesians 4:11, Acts 14:23).
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
We believe the kingdom of God is a government, and Jesus Christ is King. These two beliefs are the highest and most absolute truths (Acts 8:12).
THE HEALING AND DELIVERING POWER OF THE KINGDOM
We believe in the power of the Kingdom to heal the sick, cast out demons, and make miracles, signs, and wonders (Matthew 12:28).
We believe without faith it is impossible to live a life that is pleasing to God, and that through it we inherit His promises (Hebrews 11:6).
PREACHING THE GOSPEL
We believe in expanding the Kingdom at a local, national and international level, through every means available to us (Matthew 24:14).
We believe in the power of communion. Communion (The Lord’s Supper) is a unique time when the elements of bread and juice express, in a spiritual way, the body and blood of Christ. Communion is taken by believers in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 8:36-38, 10:47-48; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25)
OUR PASTORS & STAFF
Pastor John Williams
Pastor John Williams is the Senior Pastor of Action Church Tulsa. He’s a descendant of three generations of pastors and learned to serve faithfully in ministry at a young age. In 1991, he felt the call of God upon his life to enroll into Oral Roberts University where he also discovered his passion for worship and prayer. This passion later led him to serving in various roles and capacities as an Associate Pastor in Kansas City, MO and under the direction and leadership of his spiritual father, Pastor Frank King of Refreshing Waters Worship Center. While serving 14 years at RWWC, Pastor John led multiple areas of the ministry to include, worship and arts, multi-media, audio and video, web design, branding and marketing, and prayer ministry. Leading these areas of ministry helped to sharpen his raw talent of administration and management and opened his heart to serving God in a greater capacity for ministry as a Lead Pastor.
In 2013, Pastor John moved to Tulsa, OK where he and his family served together in ministry at Transformation Church and under the leadership of Bishop Gary McIntosh and Pastor Michael Todd. There, Pastor John was director of First Impressions Ministry which included leading the ushers, greeters, parking lot ministry teams, welcome committee, and VIP. He also led several small groups and was actively involved in prayer and served on the worship team.
In 2014, Pastor John married Shanntae and the two by marriage, blended their families together in love and ministry with six children. Since being married to Shanntae, the two helped serve Pastors Edward and Geraldine Jones at Action Church Tulsa weekly during evening services. In 2018, Pastor John felt impressed by God to lead his family to join Action Church Tulsa and help Pastor Edward with his vision for ACT. After meeting with Pastor Jones, the two agreed to initiate the transition and Pastor John assisted alongside with Pastor Jones writing and communicating the vision of ACT.
With Pastor John’s passion for worship, prayer, and communicating the Word of God, he is able to give language to revival and demonstration in relevancy while at the same time, bridge multiple generations and cultural gaps to influence the spiritual shift in the culture of today.
Pastor Shanntae Williams is Lead Pastor with her husband and also serves in various roles and capacities within the ministry. She attended ORU from 1994-1998 where she studied Business & Accounting and has since worked for large companies using her gift to provide strategies for maintaining financial integrity and asset management. While attending ORU, Shanntae was able to cultivate the gift of singing by joining and being part of the ministry group Souls A' Fire. There she traveled and sang at various ministry functions and was able to develop as a psalmist and powerful worship leader. This later led her to actively participate on the worship teams for the churches she faithfully attended.
In 2011, Pastor Shanntae felt the call of God to support her parents in ministry as they launched Action Chapel Tulsa. There, she served faithfully as a prayer leader and Worship Pastor. She also started the foundation of the music ministry we have today.
Together, both she and Pastor John's union have brought a beautiful blended family of six children who also help carry the vision of Action Church by serving in ministry.
Pastor Shanntae Williams
Pastor Geraldine Jones
Pastor Geraldine Jones is a native of Alabama where she grew up in a Pastor's home. Her father was a Baptist pastor and her mom played the piano and directed the choir. It is the prayers of her godly parents that shaped and molded her into the godly woman she is today.
Pastor Geraldine attended Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama and obtained both her B.S. and Master's degrees in Early Childhood Education. As a career educator, Pastor Geraldine has spent the past 35 years impacting and educating over 1,000 students. She realized that as an educator, she was preparing future leaders such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, judges, entrepreneurs, and possibly the next President of the United States. Therefore, it has been her goal to help each student maximize their highest potential.
Some of Pastor Geraldine's honors and accomplishments includes awards for Teacher of the Years 2003-2004 and 2012-2013. She was also the winner of her hometown beauty pageant in 1974-1975. Additionally, Pastor Geraldine is a graduate from the Rhema Bible Training Center in 1992. Both she and her late husband (Pastor Edward Jones) started Action Chapel Tulsa together in 2011.
Pastor Geraldine is the mother of three precious children. Her mission is to spend her life serving her family, while giving hope and encouragement to people. She seeks opportunities to treat people with the utmost level of dignity and respect and enjoys empowering and inspiring everyone to reach their maximum potential.
Pastor Edward L. Jones
Pastor Edward Jones (affectionally known as "Papa Jones") was the father and founder of Action Chapel Tulsa. He was called into the ministry at a young age in his hometown of Columbus, GA and later spent many years as a servant leader while being faithful to those God positioned him under. In 1992, Pastor Edward moved his family to Tulsa, OK to attend Rhema Bible Training Center. While attending Rhema, he earned his ministry certificate and spent several years serving Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin, Sr. in various roles and capacities within the church. After approximately 30 years of faithful service and being fully dedicated and committed to helping other pastors build their ministries, the Lord birthed the vision of Action Chapel Tulsa in his heart to lead as Senior Pastor. In December of 2011, both he and Pastor Geraldine Jones decided to take the step of faith and launch what we know today as Action Church Tulsa.
Pastor Edward Jones greatest focus in ministry was to lead with passion while communicating the importance of the written Word of God, prayer, and worship. The strength of his character and prayer life enabled him to minister powerfully with the demonstrations of miracles, signs, and wonders. His drive was to see souls saved, healed and delivered. He also desired seeing restoration given to all that were hurt and broken. While serving as Senior Pastor of Action Chapel Tulsa, both Pastor Edward and Geraldine Jones served together as a team. Together, they were able to make an impact upon hundreds of lives through discipleship, bible studies, and prayer groups.
In late 2020, Pastor Edward was called home to be with the Lord. He is now at rest after serving and being committed to the Lord’s work. The legacy of his faith, service, and prayer life has left a mark in the earth and one in this ministry that can never be erased. That mark will continue to be carried in the life and DNA of what we have in Action Church Tulsa today. We thank the Lord for the man of God that was given and for the work he has done.