@ Church of the Servant

Rev. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann

Lead Pastor Transitions Team

Thomas Hoffmann was born and raised in Wisconsin and relocated to Oklahoma in 1980. He attended Oral Roberts Graduate School of Theology and was ordained an elder in the UMC in 1987. He also holds graduate degrees from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa. Thomas has pastored churches both large and small, and served with spouse Nancy as a missionary to Russia, Ukraine, and other former Soviet countries. Since retirement in 2021,Thomas has worked as a local church consultant especially for churches in transition. Thomas and Nancy have 2 grown children living in Oklahoma and Florida, and a Goddaughter who is attending college in Kansas.

Rev. Jessica Moffatt

Lead Pastor Transitions Team

Rev. Jessica Moffatt grew up in Tulsa, OK and has been a Methodist Pastor for over 38 years.  She attended Southern Methodist University and the University of Tulsa, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Rev. Moffatt received a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  She completed the graduate degree program of the Chateau de Bossey in Geneva, Switzerland where she worked with the World Council of Churches in the area of International Church Relations, addressing intercultural issues of race, violence and poverty.  Rev. Moffatt has served as a mediator and conflict resolution coach for over 25 years.  In addition, her expertise is in helping churches follow a discernment style of decision-making.  Rev. Moffatt volunteers with Kairos Prison Ministry and Stand in the Gap Ministries.  She has a daughter, Hannah Birney, who is married to Will Birney.  They live in the Tulsa area.  She loves the beach, good coffee and great conversation. 

Dr. stephen gunter

Scholar in Residence

Stephen Gunter is Research Professor Emeritus at Duke Divinity School in North Carolina, and he returns to ministry at Church of the Servant as “Scholar in Residence” after more than 2 decades at Emory University and Duke Divinity School – where he served as Research Professor and Associate Dean for Methodist Studies. He has lectured and preached in more than 25 world areas, while remaining active in his annual conference as an ordained Methodist clergy when he joined the Oklahoma Annual Conference during his previous time on staff at Church of the Servant. For the past decade he has consulted with the Foundation for Evangelism in Lake Junaluska, NC as Coordinator of Professorships  with 13 United Methodist related seminaries world-wide. Active as a publishing scholar for almost thirty years, his most recent book, ARMINIUS AND HIS 'DECLARATION OF SENTIMENTS' (Baylor University Press) was translated into Portuguese this Summer, and Dr. Gunter just returned in August from a 12-day book tour in Brazil. Check him out on Google under  W. Stephen Gunter.