Senior Pastor, Rev. Gary Mitchell

Rev. Gary Mitchell returns to First Christian Church of Midwest City after serving here as student associate and associate minister from 1991-2001.  From 2002 to 2013, he served as an Associate Regional Pastor with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and then, in 2013, He and his wife Nancy moved to Lake Ozark, Missouri, where he served Lake Ozark Christian Church for almost 7 years.

He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma (BA – Sociology), and Phillips Theological Seminary (M.div).  He has served in lay and vocational ministry settings for almost 40 years!

In addition to church stuff, Gary enjoys sailing, playing guitar, singing, photography, kayaking, pickleball, and all types of music.

Youth Pastor of Education and Outreach

Rev. Shauna Becker grew up at First Christian Church in Midwest city, was baptized and married here as well. She went to the University of Central Oklahoma and has a BS in Liberal Arts. Shauna completed a two year licence ministry training program through the Disciples of Christ and then served as a pulpit supply minister for 10 years. She has served annually as clergy, on Walk to Emmaus spiritual retreats and also serves as the assistant spiritual director for the board of the Pioneer Country Walk to Emmaus for both 2019 and 2020. 

Shauna and her husband Tim have three sons, Bryan, Blake and Brock. As their boys have grown older, Shauna has enjoyed working more outside the home. She has a real estate license and is excited to have a single congregation in which to serve.  Shauna feels it’s an incredible blessing to be the youth minister, in the very congregation where youth group was such a vital part of her own personal faith development.  

Shauna is very social and loves spending time with friends of all ages. She is passionate about travel and loves seeing new places. Shauna likes trying new restaurants and most of all spending time with her family.

Administrative Assistant, Nancy Harkey

Nancy began working at First Christian Church MWC in February of 2016 after working at MTM Recognition in Del City for 28 years.

She and her husband Kevin live in Harrah, along with their little dog Rose.  They have two adult children, Katie and Dalton. Katie and husband Jeff live in Paris TX with their two children, Jackson and Ella. Dalton and his wife Samantha live near Seminole with their children, Karter, Kailyn, Granger and Jordyn.

She has six hobbies – each one of her grand kids. She spends as much time as possible with them. Being their Gigi is her favorite title.

If there is anything Nancy can do to be helpful, contact her at or at the church office 405-769-2717.

Choir Director, Dr. Mark Johnson

Dr. Mark Johnson joined our staff in August of 2018.  He comes to us with more than 30 years of experience in teaching Music Appreciation, Voice, and has been a Sacred Music Choral Director/Staff Singer in churches continuously since 1978.

Mark is currently an Adjunct Professor of Private Voice and Classroom Topics at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is an accomplished singer, actor, teacher and choral director. He participates in local musicals, plays, and has recorded television commercials in the area.

Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music (Vocal Performance) from Oral Roberts University. He received his Masters of Music in Voice Performance (Opera) from Oklahoma City University and was awarded his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance with a minor in Philosophy from Louisiana State University.

In addition to all of his musical accomplishments he has served as a Captain/Volunteer Squadron Commander/Instructor in the Civil Air Patrol of the United States Air Force Auxiliary and a Forward Air Observer/Boat Crew/Skipper for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Mark and his lovely wife Molly, who also holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from LSU live in Oklahoma City. They have 2 daughters, one living in NYC and the other in Texas. You can go online to: and see their many musical accomplishments.

Contributions and Financial Coordinator, John Northcutt

John has been a member of our church since 2007.  His responsibilities include effectively and confidentially maintaining records and documents on all giving to the church and other income, as well as preparing periodic reports for review by the Church Board and Congregation.   John is a hard worker, always glad to help and answer questions.

Nursery Assistant, Kristy Lowry

Our Nursery Assistant Kristy Lowry is also a member of our Children’s Corner teaching staff.  In addition to her work with our church, she has a private photo booth entertainment business.  She may be reached at

Custodian, Micaela Gallegos

We are blessed by the hard work and dedication of Micaela, who joined our staff November of 2017.  She is very upbeat and glad to help when needed.  Micaela is typically on campus Monday through Friday mornings until 11AM and on special occasions.