From all the saints at St. Michael’s, sinners saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus, welcome to a biblical, liturgical and traditional body of believers who worship Almighty God in Spirit and in Truth. We extend to you a warm invitation to join in our fellowship as we love God and love one another.
After the Holy Bible, St. Michael’s is grounded in the creeds and councils of the historic church, the traditional Book of Common Prayer, and the Articles of Religion.
The Rev. Richard L. Jones was born and raised in St. Louis, MO until moving to Tulsa in 1998. In 1984 Fr. Jones experienced a sovereign visit by our Lord Jesus Christ which set him on a unique spiritual journey. After another dramatic and sovereign move of God on Dec. 14th 1995, he fully surrendered to Jesus Christ at a church service the next day. He was first ordained as a Minister in 1998, and in 2013 he was ordained to the Anglican Priesthood in the Province of Communio Christiana. Earlier, in 2007, he originally planted a new non-denomination church in Tulsa called The Uprising, which converted to the Anglican faith in 2012. In 2017 he was received into the Order of Saint John the Beloved, a 3rd order Franciscan monastic order. By 2018 Fr. Jones was assigned the role of Abbot of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma. In 2021 he was moved by the Holy Spirit to enter the Reformed Episcopal Church in the Diocese of MidAmerica. He was installed as the Rector of Saint Michael’s Church in Broken Arrow on January 23, 2022 by the Most Rev. Ray R. Sutton, PhD, and is the fifth Rector of St. Michael’s following Fr. Michael Templin, Fr. Ed Fowler, Fr. Jack Bradberry, and founder Fr. John Pasco.
The Rev. Robert Francisco Ahrens was ordained as an Anglican priest on July 27, 1997 and is curate at St. Michael’s Anglican Church. In addition to his duties at St. Michael’s, he holds monthly communion services at Tulsa Nursing Center and at Church of Our Savior, our sister church in Joplin, MO.
Before entering the priesthood, he had a career in medical technology in Denver and Tulsa and in sales as owner of Ahrens Sales Company. He grew up in Tulsa and received a BS degree in Medical Technology in 1969. For many years, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America and was a founding member of the Tulsa Rugby Club. Ahrens is married and has two sons and four grandsons.
Our Vestry and Officers
- Chris Nulf, Senior Warden, elected in 2021 for a 3 year term
- Kenneth Higgins, Junior Warden, elected in 2022 for a 1 year term
- Chip Cole, Clerk, elected in 2022 to fill a vacancy for 1 year
- Gale Heritage, Member, elected in 2021 for a 3 year term
- Misty VanStrander, Member, elected in 2022 to fill a vacancy for 1 year
- Carl Mayrath, Treasurer, appointed and non-voting Member
St. Michael’s is a congregation of the Reformed Episcopal Church, formed in 1873 to maintain the historic and authentic character of Anglicanism in the United States. After the Holy Bible, the REC is grounded in the creeds of the historic church, the Articles of Religion and the Book of Common Prayer.
The Reformed Episcopal Church is a founding jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America, constituted in 2008 to preserve and advance the orthodox and historic Anglican witness in the United States and Canada.