Why We Exist

Hope Fellowship Church exists to reclaim the message of Jesus and the mission of the early Church. Jesus said the world would know his followers by their love – their love for each other and for strangers. The early church was known for their devotion to Jesus, Scripture, each other and the community around them. Our vision is to be a diverse community who lives by faith, is known by love, and is a voice of hope.

Amman, Jordan

Beyond Tulsa

The message of hope goes beyond the city of Tulsa. Hope Fellowship Church is involved in helping solve the refugee crisis in the Middle East. Through domestic partner organizations, we’re providing resources for the ministry and care of hundreds of Christian refugees from Syria and Iraq that have been displaced from their homes by ISIS. These families are stuck in countries that aren’t their own, unable to return home, not allowed to work and unable to immigrate because of the current political climate globally.



We would love for everyone that reads this to play a part in the launching of Hope Fellowship Church by praying.

Pray that God would already begin preparing hearts in Midtown to hear and respond to the message of the Gospel. Pray for our leadership team and that the Lord would add to the number of leaders at Hope. Please pray for provision as well, that we would find the right place to meet and that funds would be provided to meet the needs associated with starting a church. Pray for the favor of God, that we might enjoy it with all people we come in contact with.

Attend & Serve

If you feel the Lord leading you to be part of a new work we would love to talk with you about being a part of Hope Fellowship.


You can partner with Hope Fellowship to proclaim the Gospel not only in Tulsa, but in Jordan as well. Your gifts will help reach people far from God and minister to believers in Tulsa and persecuted believers from Iraq and Syria struggling to survive in Jordan.


Dean Johnson

For the last 7 years Dean has been on staff at one of the 100 fastest growing churches in the United States serving on their core leadership team and in various roles such as Campus Pastor, Operations Leader and Lastly as Multi-Site Pastor providing direction and thought leadership for five different campuses. He spent 28 years in corporate America working for companies like Xerox, The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation and LexisNexis before God called him to full time ministry.

In 2012 Dean launched and served as the Campus Pastor at what would become The Church at Midtown. During that time God grew His church from 200 people at launch to 1,000 people meeting across multiple services. During his three years serving in Midtown Dean fell in love with the people and the area and desires to reach this diverse and wonderful group of people.

Dean and his wife Sheila have 3 adult children, Chase, Chance and Chandler.


Luke Emert

Luke grew up serving the church even at a young age.  At the age of 12, he began leading worship on a variety of platforms and served on student leadership teams.  From there, Luke earned his degree in Finance at the University of Arkansas and married his wife Ashley in 2010.

In 2012, they moved to Tulsa to help launch the Church at Midtown.  It was then God placed a desire in their hearts to see Tulsa transformed with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Luke served at the Church at Midtown as the worship pastor for 3 years and the Campus Pastor for 2 years.  Luke and Ashley have 2 children, Campbell and Stone Luke.

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