Pastors & Staff

Justin Deuel

Lead Pastor

Justin Deuel and his wife, Jenny joined the church 6 months after it opened. 5 years later, Justin was asked to step into the Lead Pastor role. He loves his family and his church to the best of his ability, but his priority is loving his Father (in Heaven). 

Rich Henry

Youth Pastor

Rich has a  passion to see our students know and desire to experience Jesus in real and practical ways in their lives as teens and pre-teens.  His energy, enthusiasm and excitement to see students encounter the living God is contagious.  If you're a student in Jr. High or High School, we'd love to have you join us and find out what this relationship with Jesus is all about in today's culture.  

Abbi Johnstone

Kids Director

Abbi ministers to our kiddos every week with a desire to see them grow closer to Jesus.  She serves to make sure each child experiences the supernatural love of God in their lives.

Alex Ruhter

Founding Pastor

Alex and Darla have a heart for people and to see the Kingdom of God expand through each person doing what he/she was created to do. They answered the call to Deshler, Ohio, back in 2015, where they pioneered the beginning of Wave Community Church - now The Way Community Church. After plowing the ground in the community in preparation for the harvest for 6 1/2 years, they then answered God’s call to move to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where Alex has been pioneering a new Kingdom business in the grocery industry. They have found that starting a church and a business have a lot in common!