Bill's church

Tulsa Christian Fellowship
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

About Bill
  • Education: B.S. in Telecommunications Oral Roberts University May, 1978
  • Experience: Four years in radio in Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee, on-air, commercial production, sports, sales, operations management... Followed by four years with a cable/satellite television network, writer/producer and on-air voice of a program produced by the network, and later national and international public relations. 15 years of self-employment as Shekinah Communications, a public relations and free-lance writing business, serving largely media-related businesses. More than 60 national magazine articles and nearly 400 newspaper columns published related to media, sports and religion. Became TCF’s church administrator in 1997 after ordination in 1996. Became full-time elder and church administrator in 2000.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I’ve found reading through other peoples sermons to be one of the many means by which the Holy Spirit inspires and directs and clarifies my own preaching preparation. My prayer would be that the Lord would use the text of these sermons to speak clearly to you as well as your congregation, and that these thoughts would be used by God to help you prepare a sermon that will be entirely yours by His inspiration, and further His Kingdom in your sphere of influence. For those reading these and not in the process of preparing a sermon, may the Lord bless His Word and make it living and active and sharper than a sword in your life.
  • Family: Wife: Barbara Daughters: Lisa and Laura, 2 grandsons
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: God cares as much about the preparation of the preacher as He cares about the preparation of the preaching - Jim Garrett
  • Books that have had an impact: anything by Charles Colson, anything by Jerry Bridges, anything by Joni Eareckson Tada, The Doulos Principle and New Testament Church Leadership by Jim Garrett, anything by Jared Wilson, anything by Kevin DeYoung Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey, The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer,
  • Hobbies: love of many sports, especially basketball and football.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus and His righteousness
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: On Easter Sunday, I accidentally printed my notes from the Good Friday sermon I had just preached and brought those into the pulpit. I didn't notice until I stepped into the pulpit and opened the folder with my notes. I quickly decided I might be able to access my notes on my phone, which I had with me. I was surprisingly able to read my notes despite the size of the phone, and the congregation had a good laugh at my expense when I told them what I had done at the beginning of my message
  • What I want on my tombstone: Look! He’s moving!
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  • Mushy Minds

    Contributed on Jan 19, 2017

    We can't just "feel" our faith - we have to think, and it's time to take our Christianity seriously and renew our minds

    Mushy Minds TCF Sermon March 6, 2016 ---------------------------------- NOTE: the powerpoint for this sermon, which includes a video and visuals illustrating the message, is freely available at this more

  • Living As Exiles - Embracing Our Weirdness

    Contributed on Jan 19, 2017

    What we believe and what we practice as those who are in Christ is strange to the world. Let's embrace it

    Living as Exiles – Embracing our Weirdness TCF Sermon January 3, 2016 Does anybody really make New Year’s resolutions anymore? It can be a helpful exercise, but for many of us, they just end up being a to-do list for the next week or two, that quickly falls by the wayside in the face of more

  • Hell Is For Real

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2016

    The gospel is good news, but is preceded by the bad news that we are lost in our sin, and hell is our destination apart from the saving grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

    Hell is for Real TCF sermon text February 7, 2016 There’s the story of a man who went on a vacation to Florida from their home in Alaska. He arrives a day earlier than his wife, and waits for his wife to come the next day to stay with him. Well, this guy is technologically more

  • Bought With A Price

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2016

    we are not our own - as those who are in Christ, we are God's doulos - and that changes everything

    Bought With A Price TCF Sermon May 1, 2016 This is a dangerous message this morning, for at least two reasons – maybe more. Number 1, the theme of this message goes against the grain not only of our culture, but of our flesh, our selfishness, and of much of the church culture, too. more

  • Eternity Amnesia

    Contributed on Sep 17, 2015

    We forget what the Word tells us about eternal life, and as a result, this amnesia leads to disappointment, dissatisfaction, and sometimes, poor choices

    Eternity Amnesia TCF Sermon March 10, 2013 An 85 year old couple, married almost 60 years, died in a car crash. They had been in good health the last ten years, mostly because of the wife's interest in a healthier diet. When they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter took them to their mansion, more

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  • They Did Not Fear Death

    Contributed on May 9, 2012
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    THEY DID NOT FEAR DEATH Many of you have read Foxe's Book of Martyrs. It’s certainly not light bedtime reading, but is nevertheless inspiring and relevant as we look at this passage of scripture this morning. It’s important to remember that each of the apostles suffered persecution, and most more

  • Sphere Of Influence

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2010

    SPHERE OF INFLUENCE There's another interesting definition I want to look at -- it relates to astrodynamics A sphere of influence (SOI) in astrodynamics and astronomy is the spherical region around a celestial body where the primary gravitational influence on an orbiting object is that more

  • The Sanctity Of Human Life

    Contributed on Jan 24, 2006
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    World Magazine reported last October: Just in time for scary Halloween masks, Princeton professor Peter Singer—notorious for his approval of euthanasia and some kinds of infanticide, bestiality, and necrophilia—is at it again. He predicts in the Sept.-Oct. issue of Foreign Policy that by 2040 more

  • Quoting The English Preacher John Daniel Jones: ...

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2005
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    Quoting the English preacher John Daniel Jones: He lived from 1865-1942, this is from his sermon The Sovereignty of God In our absorption in the thought of God as Father, we have almost lost sight of the fact that He is the Holy Sovereign, ruling the world in righteousness. The result has been more

  • Paul Knew That The Wisdom And Scope Of God's ...

    Contributed on May 25, 2005

    Paul knew that the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, which had been outlined in the verses prior to this verse, as well as in the previous chapter, was brought about by His amazing power. Not necessarily just the power we can see, but perhaps even more often in the power we cannot see at work, more