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Pastor Hartlen Coats

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Hartlen received Christ in a dramatic conversion experience as a freshman in college. He began witnessing and sharing Christ at school. He was invited to join a Southern Gospel quartet with other students and traveled for a few years. It was here that he began preaching along with two others. During this time, several of them felt the call to ministry.


Hartlen spent five years as a student pastor with the UMC and served with a couple of other denominations. During this time, he and his wife Dianne also served two years as resident missionaries. In later years. Hartlen did short-term missions including India, the Philippines, UK, and Poland. We began pastoring again in the UMC in 2019.


Christ has been the foundation of Hartlen's life and the center of his and Dianne's forty-nine-year marriage. His faith is a daily walk with God, and he maintains an extensive daily devotional life. Hartlen feels this is what has kept him strong in his faith and able to handle life’s situations. For Hartlen, this is the most important thing that he can do to keep his relationship with God at its highest level and he likes to teach others how to do this. His faith is a daily experience and encounter with God through the Holy Spirit.


Family is the next highest priority for him and Dianne. Family is everything and they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. Three of their four children and seven of their ten grandchildren live in Tulsa, so they will have a houseful on holidays. Look for the Coats family to fill a pew on Christmas and Easter!

 
Upcoming Events
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SUN
Sunday School
9:30 AM
Weekly Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
10:45 AM
Weekly Sunday Morning Worship
Fellowship Potluck Meal
12:15 PM
Plan to stay after worship and join in great food and fellowship!
Bring a dish to share if you're able!
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TUE
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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WED
Youth Group
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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THU
Stitchers Sewing Group
11:00 AM
The Stitchers group gets together on the first and third Thursdays of the month (usually) for fellowship, sewing, quilting, lunch, and a great time. The group uses their talents to make things for others. We'd love for you to join them!
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SUN
Sunday School
9:30 AM
Weekly Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
10:45 AM
Weekly Sunday Morning Worship
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TUE
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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WED
Youth Group
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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