MEET OUR STAFF
Our pastors care and believe God desires to bring His Kingdom into your life situations. At Resurrection Free Methodist Church, our staff consists of pastors committed to preaching, teaching, caring for the flock, and reaching out into the community. Some of their strengths include apologetics, church history, healing ministry, prayer, and Biblical teaching. They are the faces behind the daily upkeep of the Church, and the reason behind our ability to smoothly run our events and services. Contact us today and speak with one of our staff members!
Rev. Dr. Denise J. Abston is married to her husband, Chuck Abston for 34 years. She was recently appointed as the senior pastor of Resurrection Free Methodist Church and has served as the lead pastor at Edmond Free Methodist Church (2015-2019), Liberty Free Methodist Church (2010-2015), Midwest City Free Methodist Church (2006-2010). Her master's dissertation was "A Developmental Model for Ministry to the Poor," published in 2006. Recently she published a paper that has been read in seven countries, "Anorexia Nervosa" (2019). She was the first woman ordained as an elder at the 107th Mid-America Conference of the Free Methodist Church (May, 2004). She completed her bachelor's degree in Legal Studies from Oklahoma City University, her master's degree in Leadership and Ministry from Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois, and her doctorate degree in Christian Counseling from Omega Bible Institute and Seminary in Swartz, Louisiana. She received her certificate as a facilitator for Les and Leslie Parrott's Save Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) and works with couples in the various stages of dating, pre-marriage counseling, marriage counseling, divorce and re-marriage. She also sees clients in the areas of pastoral care , pastoral counseling, Spiritual Direction, grief counseling, and discipleship