Mac Ministry Staff
Mark Abshier has been preaching at MacArthur Park since 2001. Mark is married to Ellen and has two children, Jessica & Jordan. Mark and Ellen served as missionaries in Brazil before returning to the states and preaching in Kansas. When Mark is not preaching and teaching you might find him hunting, fishing or reading a good book.
Mark's primary responsibilities include Preaching, Teaching and Worship.
Church Life Minister
Richard Shough came to MacArthur Park in 1995 and served as our Youth & Family Minister for fourteen years before transitioning to the Church Life Minister. Richard is married to Janet and they have three children. Caleb is a CPA in Oklahoma and married to Elizabeth. Kaci is a registered nurse and married to Derek. Cameron is in high school. Janet works for the North East Independent School District. Richard has served as camp director for CampOC camps on the campus of Oklahoma Christian for twenty-five years.
Richard's primary responsibilities include Administration, Marriage & Family and Children.
Adult Discipleship Minister
Douglas Brown has served as the Minister of Adult Discipleship at MacArthur Park since 1999. Before coming to MacArthur Park Douglas preached in Junction, Texas. He is married to Laurie and they have three children: Malinda, Andrew and Anthony.
Douglas' primary responsibilities include Adult Education and Involvement.
Barry Newton joined the MacArthur Park staff in 2006 as Associate Minister. Before coming to MacArthur Park, Barry preached in San Jose, California. He has served as a missionary in Brazil. He is married to Sofia, and they have two sons, Timothy and Lucas.
Barry's primary responsibilities include Outreach and Care.
Children's Ministry Director
Jahnnette and Jason Brandt have been members almost 20 years at Mac and raised their two sons here. Jahnnette has served as a school teacher and school administrator. She joins MacArthur Park as the Children's Ministry Director in December of 2014.