First United Methodist Church of Jenks (First Jenks)  is a growing community of believers, here to open our hearts and our doors to share God’s love.

Our Story

Located on Main St. in the heart of historic downtown Jenks, Oklahoma, First Jenks was established on July 21, 1912. It was founded with the vision to go beyond our church community’s doors and live out the mission of Jesus Christ, bringing truth and life into the world so that all people will know the Father.

The First Jenks community continues to bring together people of all ages and stages of their spiritual walks, to journey alongside each other in weekly worship services, small groups, mission work, and more, fulfilling our core vision.

First Jenks Core Beliefs – What We Believe

Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of all.

Engaging as disciples to reach others.

Neighborly love being lived out by serving others.

Knowledge of Scripture as the foundation of our faith.

Small Groups as vital to our spiritual health.


Our Staff Members

Rudy Pastor

Rudy Freese

Rev. Rudy Freese holds a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and is an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church.

Philip Crawford

Philip is changing the face of the First Jenks Youth program, and invites you to join us on that journey.

Sheri Osborne

Sheri loves spending time with her family and sharing the love of Christ with children.

Lanette Celoni

Lanette received her BSBA from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has a strong background in training, finance and has served in many churches.

Rachel Hall Music Minister

Rachel Hall

In her over 12 years of ministry at Jenks First United Methodist Church Rachel Hall has conducted a variety of choirs which has developed the music program into a thriving...

Caleb Fellenstein

Caleb brings more than fourteen years of ministry experience to the First Jenks team. His passion and love for God is evident when he leads Worship.