Ed Gungor has a BA in Philosophy and Religion from Tulsa University and a MA with Distinction in Church History from the University of Nottingham. He was the 2011 recipient of the Rosenthal Award in Religion. Ed is also the CEO and Founder of Sotto International, Inc., a 501c(3), not-for-profit organization which is committed to delivering world-class healthcare services to patients with life-limiting illnesses.
Ed is a religion professor, pastor, New York Times bestselling author, apologist, and speaker. Ed has a passion for helping people discover how faith in Christ can inform and empower their everyday lives and is a deeply engaged in the Convergent movement, which encourages ministers and churches to resource the riches of the historical church.
In the spring of 2016, Ed was consecrated into the office of Bishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (CEEC) and works with churches and ministers in that capacity. He is the author of eight books, including, There is More To The Secret (a New York Times bestseller).
Ed and his wife, Gail of thirty-nine years, have four grown children, seven grandchildren, and live in New York City.
Brent & Janis Sharpe
Brent and Janis have been involved in full-time pastoral ministry since 1982. They have a passion for helping develop the individual disciple of Jesus, building community in the church and bringing health and wholeness to relationships. They are authors of The Making of a Marriage, a book on the formation of a healthy and thriving marriage.
They are both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and operate a private practice in Tulsa, Life Connection Counseling; a comprehensive counseling ministry to the Tulsa and surrounding communities dedicated to rebuilding and restoring God’s plans and purposes for individuals, marriages and families.
Brent and Janis have been married since 1978 and have four grown children. They reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Chris Green
Chris Green is Julie's husband and Zoë's, Clive's, and Emery's dad. A native Oklahoman, Chris and his family live in Cleveland TN, where he serves as Assistant Professor of Theology at Pentecostal Theological Seminary. His recently-published book, Foretasting the Kingdom, argues for the reclaiming of the Lord's Supper as central to Christian faith and practice.
Cody is a native to Tulsa and has been active in occupational ministry for over 11 years. He attended Bixby High School, NSU-BA, and is currently studying Church History at Oral Roberts University.
Cody oversees the community development of Sanctuary, including student and adult small groups, Lenten house churches, and our weekly worship services. Cody also heads up the aesthetics and design for Sanctuary.
Shelby Swanson was born in Oklahoma City, OK and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Shelby came to Tulsa to attend Oral Roberts University. She Graduated from ORU with a Bachelor's degree in Theology and Christian Education and also earned an MA from ORU in Practical Theology and Teaching Ministry.
Shelby is married to Jason Swanson, a musician and professor at Southwestern Christian University. Shelby is passionate about ministering to children and desires most to see children learn and grow as members of the Kingdom of God, while living meaningful lives of service to Christ.