ABOUT

LEADERSHIP

Josh Blount

Joshua Blount

Lead Pastor

For the past 18 years, Joshua Blount has served in the local church. He has ministered to couples, families, teenagers, kids and ministry leaders. He spent seven years serving as a part of Church On The Move in Tulsa. There he used his talents as a graphic designer for several years; later he began pastoring in their youth ministry.

From 2009-2015 Josh spent time serving at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, in their Amazing Kids ministry as a Children's Pastor and assisted in leading their creative team.

On top of this, Josh served as a designer and creative consultant to churches like Lakewood Church in Houston and World Changers Church in Atlanta.

He is an accomplished children’s ministry consultant and songwriter. He has written kid’s praise and worship music that is in use by thousands of churches across the country, and around the world.

Josh’s passion is the Kingdom of God. He serves to reach the next generation, and build Godly believers inside of his home. He has been married to Sarah for 15 years and loves spending time with her and their three children.

Sarah Blount

Sarah Blount

Executive Pastor

Sarah has been involved in behind-the-scenes ministry for the last ten years. She has worked in accounting departments, volunteered in children’s ministry, and served as a ministry coordinator.

Sarah is passionate about being a mother to her three children Gus (10), Beau (7), and Sunny (4). She believes in calling greatness out of her kids and loves watching them discover pieces of their God-given destinies.

Sarah is the founder of HIS ministry at New Song and is passionate about helping women find their God-given purpose. After giving birth to her son Felix, stillborn, in 2012, Sarah started her blog at sarahblount.com where she creates resources and devotionals specifically geared towards women. She has helped many women who have lost babies find comfort in choosing gratitude over grief.

In 2011 she knew she would co-pastor in her marriage. She enjoys doing ministry with her husband of 15 years and pastoring at New Song Church.

David Terry

David Terry

Worship Pastor

David and his wife Kaleigh grew up together in Houston, Texas. As a young adult, he worked in children's ministry at Gateway church under Pastor Josh Blount. When the Blount’s decided to move to Oklahoma City and plant New Song, David was all in.

He now oversees all worship, production, and service flow. When he was a freshman in college, he followed his father's footsteps and began leading worship for youth. He remembers only knowing four chords the first time he lead, but he got up there, and he did it. He has now been in worship ministry for ten years.

In August 2018 The Terry’s welcomed Abel Terry to their world. According to David, church is his life. All his friends and community are a part of New Song. He believes he has watched “The Office” more than anyone else at New Song and spends his time being around friends and family.

Ken Blount

Ken Blount

Executive Pastor of Family Ministries

Ken married his high school sweetheart, Trudi, in 1970. Together they have been in full-time ministry for over 36 years.

In 1982 they moved to Tulsa and Ken became a major player in the Christian kids' TV program, “The Gospel Bill Show.” Ken played ‘Nicodemus,’ and the program had over 200 episodes. He acted, helped write many of the scripts, and wrote songs that were used in the show.

In 1987 Ken oversaw the praise and worship ministry at the newly planted Church on the Move in Tulsa, he led worship there for 15 years. In 2002, the Lord spoke to Ken and Trudi about starting a ministry that would focus on family issues, marriage, and training children. Ken Blount Ministries was formed, and they began traveling, preaching in churches, and producing family resources.

Ken and Trudi have two children, who are grown and married. Brooke is the oldest; she lives in Tulsa with her husband, Scott. The second is New Song’s own Pastor Joshua Blount. They also have five grandchildren. (4 girls and one boy)

When the day came for Pastor Josh and Sarah to begin New Song Church, Ken and Trudi moved to Oklahoma City to support them in any way possible.

Outside of ministry, they enjoy traveling and being grandparents. Ken loves classic cars and likes keeping up his 1987 Ford F150. They both would consider themselves coffee people, with a keen eye for a good cup.

Jackson Wilson

Jackson Wilson

Student Ministry Pastor

Growing up in Frisco Texas, Jackson Wilson has served in ministry since he was 15. Working under Pastor Josh and being involved at Gateway Church as a teenager gave Jackson a unique passion to serve youth.

After high school he immediately enrolled in Christ For the Nations in Dallas, majoring in youth ministry. He spent time serving at Youth For the Nations and interning with Gateway Students. In 2015 he moved to The King's University to pursue a degree in Biblical Counseling and spent time working with kids at a local Advocacy center.

Jackson married his wife Haley Wilson in 2018, and the two moved to OKC to settle down roots and serve New Song Church. He enjoys baking, painting, and listening to every genre of music in existence.

Andrea Tompkins

Andrea Tompkins

Nursery and Preschool Director

When Andrea and her husband Dustin first came to New Song, she had her heart set on women’s ministry, but because of her history serving in children’s ministry, she quickly found her place in New Song Kids. She passionately enjoys working with kids, because it is the best ministry for her to show her creative personality. There she feels free to be fun and a child at heart.

Dustin is currently a flight engineer in the air force. Andrea, when she isn't doing children's ministry at New Song, is at home with her own four kids and Scentsy business.

Courtney Haggard

Courtney Haggard

Adult Ministries Pastor

Born a Southern California native, Courtney met her Husband Justin while they were serving in the military. Justin’s family is originally from Tulsa, so the two chose Oklahoma as their home after service. Courtney recalls knowing for many years that they would follow the Blount’s into ministry and moved to OKC to plant New Song Church in 2014.

Courtney and Justin have two kids, Emmett and Wren. She recently launched a project called The Confidence Calling; aiming to empower women and help define what confidence is and where it comes from. She spends her time writing, reading, and continuously learning– as well as building furniture.

Jake Lippert

Jake Lippert

Mobile Setup Director

Having lived in the Oklahoma City Metro area for a majority of his life, Jake is a crucial part of how New Song operates on a daily basis. In 2005 he married Stephanie Lippert, and the two now have three children. Jake recalls his parents serving in church while he was growing up, and after getting married him and his wife have always worked hard to be an active part of the team.

Outside of serving the Church, Lippert works in Medical Sales and spends time watching sports events and hanging with his friends. His number one passion is his family, and he appreciates a great meal and a good laugh.

Josh Romano

Josh Romano

Pastor of Operations

Josh has spent a majority of his life in Edmond Oklahoma and spent six years of his life serving in the military. He and his wife of nine years, Christen, have three kids (Addison, Gabrielle, and Elijah). Interestingly enough their two daughters share the same birthday, exactly one year apart.

The worship and the presence of God at New Song captured the Romano’s hearts the moment they walked in the door in 2016. Immediately they both felt at home and decided to serve where ever they could.

Outside of ministry the Romano’s love to go to the beach in Rosemary, Florida, every year, it is their home away from home. Josh would also personally consider himself as a BBQ connoisseur.

Brandon Anderson

Brandon Anderson

Elementary Pastor

Raised in Walhalla, a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in South Carolina, Brandon is a crucial part of New Song Kids. Taking the largest U-haul he could rent from South Carolina, Brandon and his family followed the Blounts to Oklahoma City the second they heard God call them to join the team at New Song.

In 2001 Brandon married his wife Phoebe, and they have two amazing teenagers; Alyssa and Caleb, who serve in children's services weekly and likely know every person at New Song Church on Sundays.

Outside of ministry, Brandon works as a contractor who specializes in Bathroom remodels, and values spending time with his family, as well as Clemson football. He is passionate about preaching the name of Jesus in creative and fun ways, laughing like it’s medicine, and, for a second time, Clemson football.

Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson

Guest Experience Director

Amanda (AJ) began her career with a degree in Early Childhood Education and taught kindergarten before a transition into pharmaceutical sales. In 2003 she married KJ Johnson, they attended and served in ministry for 13 years before they felt God stirring their hearts for something different. After visiting six other churches in the area they felt they had no direction on where to plant roots. AJ believes New Song was an answer to their prayers.

In their marriage, AJ and KJ have experienced many miracles. Early in marriage, KJ suffered from a brain aneurysm and was given a 10% chance of survival. They believe God completely healed him, and the couple now has three children (Josie, Kizer, and Mav) that light up their world and teach them about God’s love. They came to New Song to serve and get their kids involved in a thriving children's ministry.

Amanda has an incredible passion for seeing people get connected to Jesus and each other. She loves coffee, gardening outside, her kiddos, and a good movie.