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!

Pastor Ron

Associate Pastor

Rev. Ron Simon has recently been appointed to Resurrection Free Methodist Church as the associate pastor and worship leader.  He is very passionate about serving the Lord.  His love for God and for people can be seen in his words and actions.  Pastor Ron is married to his beautiful wife Jennifer Simon and attends with their daughter Gracie who is 15 years of age.  Pastor Ron was assigned to Outreach United Church as associate pastor from 2017 to present and has been involved in the Midwest City Jail ministry for several years.  He was assigned as the Senior Pastor and Director of the Bread of Life Ministries (A Food Bank) from 2014-2016.  He worked within that ministry for close to 16 years in many different positions from driver, delivering the groceries to prayer warrior and pastor all from its inception until it closure in 2016.  He was assigned to Edmond Free Methodist Church as interim associate pastor 2016-2017.  Pastor Ron was assigned as a staff pastor at Midwest City Free Methodist Church 2012-2016.  Ron started OKC East House Church from his home where he led Saturday evening worship services and a Friday night bible study from  2015-2017.  He has presided over many weddings and is a qualified to do pre-marital counseling.  Pastor Ron is currently writing a new book titled “God Moments”, he is very excited about this new book and expects to complete it by the fall of 2020.  Ron serves as a bi-vocational pastor and works full time at Tinker AFB for the last 18 years and has worked as an aircraft sheet metal mechanic for over 30 years.  He maintains a small farm on the east side of Oklahoma City and very much loves his little farm.  He raises sheep, donkeys, chicken, guineas and of course dogs and his beloved barn cats.  Pastor Ron has a simple motto that he lives by, love God and love each other as we have been commanded in the Holy Word of God.

Jerry Portis

Associate Pastor

Prior to coming to the ministry Pastor Jerry worked with individuals and families in times of crisis. He and his wife Mary joined Resurrection Free Methodist Church  in 2013. He was ordained in 2016 and appointed as an Associate Pastor at RFMC.  As an elder, he is passionate about the word of God. His ministry emphasizes his belief that God wants to have a close, personal relationship with every one who will accept the free gift of salvation made possible through His Son, Jesus Christ.

 

Pastor Denise J. Abston 

Senior Pastor

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

Save Your Marriage Before It Starts

Premarital, re-marriage assessment & counseling. 

Contact Rev. Dr. Denise J. Abston for appointment. 

(405) 722-6322

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