Pastor: Rev. Gregg Joki
Gregg Joki was born in Duluth , Minnesota in 1967. After graduating High School, he went on to attend Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. In June of 1989 he married Suzie Martin of Indianapolis, Indiana where they lived for 2 years. There, he was apart of the growing youth group at Calvary Tabernacle in Indianapolis.
Early in the year 1991 the Joki’s moved to Oklahoma to begin the next chapter of his ministry. During this time Gregg and his wife, Suzie, welcomed their only child, Annika. Gregg began his duties by becoming Youth Pastor of an amazing group of young people, that quickly expanded. Later, he became Assistant Pastor to Pastor Martin, of Dewar United Pentecostal Church. His family moved to Tulsa in 2017 to begin their new assignment as Pastor of the First United Pentecostal Church of Tulsa.
Gregg has served in many different capacities throughout his ministries. He served the Oklahoma District UPCI as a Sectional Youth Leader for over 10 years, while participating in several Youth functions across North America. He had the privileged of speaking at over 15 youth camps, and 2 North American Youth Congresses. Currently, he is serving the Oklahoma District as the Apostolic Man’s Division Director. He is also very privileged to work as a Chaplin for a government agency. Gregg also serves as an instructor and the Alumni President at his Alma Mater, Apostolic Bible Inst.
He, as well as his family, is ready to welcome you to The First United Pentecostal Church of Tulsa! We hope to see you soon!
Rev. Daris Lenard
Daris Lenard met his wife Judy as teenagers, and married in 1980. Early in their marriage the couple started attending the First United Pentecostal Church in Tulsa. Rev. Lenard felt the call to preach and received his minister’s license in 1989. Through many years of faithful service, the Lenard’s have taught Sunday School, worked the bus ministry, he has lead worship and organized hospitality for the church events as well as any other ministry called upon. Rev. Lenard continues to be a vital part of our church through music & ministry. The Lenard’s are blessed with 2 children and their spouses along with 5 wonderful grandchildren.
The church is blessed to have them a part of the ministry team.
Pastor from 1957 ~ 2018
Rev. E.G. Bass
Rev. E.G. Bass was born and raised in Oakdale, LA at the early age of 15, he received the Holy Ghost and a call to the ministry. He met the love of his life, Naomi Lyon while he was an evangelist, and soon had two wonderful sons. He pastored a United Pentecostal Church in Sapulpa before the Lord moved him and his family to the First United Pentecostal Church in Tulsa where he pastored for over 61 years and continues to attend and support. Rev. Bass is known for his excellent grasp of Biblical prophecy and his great sense of humor.
Rev. Bass ministry he has served in many leadership roles in the United Pentecostal Church International, and has gained a great reputation throughout the organization for him ministry of End Time Prophecy.