About Us

Centenary United Methodist Church holds weekly services on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:45 a.m. with an inter-generational fellowship with time for reflection and devotion. Worship services begin at 11 a.m. led by Pastor Keith O. McArtor and Music Minister Philip Comer.

Nursery services are available on-site during the worship service for infants to 3 years old.  Children’s Church is for ages 4 to second grade.

Centenary is a unique fellowship of professing Christians who are identified with United Methodism. We have been at our present location since 1921, the sanctuary dating to that time. The sanctuary itself is a beautiful example of neo-classical architecture so prevalent in the post World War I era.

Once a very large congregation, Centenary has come to reflect the demographic changes in large urban areas. However, new growth and vitality are evident as seen in the presence of many young families.  In addition, Centenary is a church family that reflects the broad scope of our society: all races, age groups and socio-economic classes.

Here we try to live out the reality of the New Testament Church where “all are one in Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 3:26)

 

 

Centenary United Methodist Church has a diverse and professional staff.

Pastor

The Rev. Keith O. McArtor has been pastor of Centenary UMC since 2010. McArtor holds a Juris Doctor from The University of Tulsa, a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Forth Worth, Texas, and a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.

McArtor previously served as Interim Pastor of Rose Hill United Methodist Church in Tulsa (2002), Interim Pastor at Nogales Avenue Baptist Church in Tulsa (1988-99), Pastor at Hagler Memorial United Methodist Church in Tulsa (1993-95) and Minister at Southeast Baptist Church in Pryor, Oklahoma (1979-81).

McArtor currently serves as president of Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries. He is a former chairman and board member of the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission ( 2003-07), and is a former adjunct instructor at Tulsa Community College (2003-2010) and Rogers State College (1993-94).

His other work in the community includes serving as a commissioner of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (2007-2010), a member of the Mayor’s Police and Community Coalition (2008-13), a member of the Mayor’s Transportation Advisory Board (2009-10), president of the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance (2006-08) and board member of the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa