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MEET THE STAFF

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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 Blounts 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 high school, 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 Terrys welcomed Abel 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.

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Courtney Haggard

Adult Ministries Pastor

A Southern California native, Courtney met her husband of 10 years, Justin, while they were serving in the military. After five years of active duty, they both left the service and moved to Justin's home tow of Tulsa.

Courtney and Justin knew for many years that they would follow the Blounts into ministry and moved to OKC to plant New Song Church in 2014. Courtney has served in several ministry roles over the past eight years, including Administration, Children's, and Adult Ministries.

Courtney and Justin have two wonderful kids, Emmett and Wren, who keep them laughing and well cuddled.

She recently launched a project called The Confidence Calling which aims to empower and equip women through writing and other free resources. She is especially passionate about mentoring and raising up other women in leadership.

Courtney graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017 with her Masters of Education - Adult Education degree and she sometimes considers pursuing a Doctorate.

She spends her free time writing, reading, watching documentaries, talking about new ideas – and usually has a La Croix in hand. If you want to start a fun conversation, ask her what her Enneagram number is.

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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.

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Haley Wilson

Communications Director

Raised in Texas, Haley grew up seeing ministry happen. At 14, her high school sweetheart, and now husband invited her to a youth group with Gateway Church in Dallas, she felt called to ministry from that day on.

Starting college at the Kings University at Gateway she pursued a Biblical Studies degree, and served as a Ministry Coordinator Intern with Gateway Students for two years in both Frisco and Southlake Texas. After serving with Gateway overseas in Egypt, Haley felt the Lord nudging her to transfer schools and finish her degree.

Now she holds a bachelors in Convergence Journalism from Oral Robert University, in Tulsa, after moving in 2016 to complete her studies. She has interned with magazines and worked as the News, Sports, and Managing Editor for a university publication.

In 2018 she married Jackson Wilson and moved to OKC to serve New Song Church. Haley is passionate about experiences, creativity, intuition, and most of all people.

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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 Romanos 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.

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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, Jake 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.

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Joy Barker

Nursery and Preschool Director

Born into a pastor’s family, Joy has always been Kingdom-minded. She was born in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, grew up in Buffalo, NY, and then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend Oral Roberts University. Joy graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s in Piano Performance. She then served as the Nursery Director at Faith Family Church in Victoria, Texas and then as the Kids’ Pastor at Life Church Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.

In 2015, Joy married her handsome college sweetheart and moved back to Tulsa to work as a Residence Hall Director at ORU. Joy loved her experience mentoring young women as an RHD. She also completed her master’s in Practical Theology from ORU in 2018.

In 2018, Joy’s husband, Chris, felt God calling him to jump from engineering to medicine. They moved to OKC for Chris to attend OU School of Medicine. Immediately, they found New Song Church and haven’t looked back since!

Joy loves Target, coffee, and Joanna Gaines. Her all-time favorite is traveling with her husband - together they've visited 13 countries and counting!
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Kent Warren

Elementary Pastor

An Oklahoman from birth, Kent grew up playing football and being a part of Church On the Move in Tulsa. He graduated with a degree in Organization Leadership from Southern Nazarene University.

Kent and his wife Kayla were married in 2014 and served together in youth ministry. Volunteering in youth is what jump-started Kent into taking a role within kids ministry classrooms.

As they continued to serve, Kent became the Production Director for Kids On the Move, and around the same time, Kayla began leading worship.

Not long after, the Warrens felt God call them to leave it all behind and move to Kayla’s hometown in Washington OK– just south of Norman. Through the transition of moving their home, they fell into what God was doing at New Song and began to play a vital role within the church.

Kent loves Star Wars, Creativity, the occasional lego, and most of all Sooner 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.

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. (four 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.

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