Faith Christian Outreach is a Christ-led, family centered, non-denominational church. FaithCO is a passionate church serving Shawnee, Oklahoma, but surrounding cities as well. Our mission is "LOVE God, CONNECT with others, REACH the world".
We are a contemporary church with great praise and worship, relevant teaching, vivid illustrations and life changing moments with God. Each message series is carefully designed with people like you in mind: real people looking for real answers to issues they face every day. At Faith Christian Outreach, we are teaching God's timeless truths from the Bible that speak to where you are living today... in your family, finances, career, and your relationship with God.
In 1998, Pastor Travis Hurst, began a Bible study in a performing arts studio located in downtown Shawnee, Oklahoma. The small group of believers began to grow under God's guidance and, subsequently, praise and worship and teaching were added to each gathering. Within one year, Faith Christian Outreach had raised enough money and resources to purchase property for a new facility.
FaithCO moved to its current location just off highway 177 near I-40 in 1999. Faith Christian Outreach had its first public worship experience on April 30, 2000--Easter Sunday--in phase one of the new facility. FaithCO continues to grow and to see many people added to His Kingdom.
Our passion is apparent as we continue to lead hundreds to come to know Christ through our ministry every year.
TRAVIS HURST, Senior Pastor
Travis, a third generation pastor, is noted for his innovative approach to ministry. He has a unique ability to bring the Bible to life in memorable ways using vivid illustrations mixed with humor and practical life applications.
Travis has been in ministry most of his life. He remembers preaching at age seven in the children's area of the church where he grew up. By age 16, Travis had already obtained ministerial licensing and soon became a youth leader as well as a regional youth leader. Prior to pioneering Faith Christian Outreach, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1992 with a BBA in Finance.
Travis is committed to FaithCO's mission: LOVE God, CONNECT with others, REACH the world.
Butch Cantrell, Creative Arts Director
Butch began attending FaithCO in 2000, and has volunteered in multiple areas during his time. He joined the Staff in 2008 as the Youth Pastor for 2 years. He currently oversees the Media Production and Music teams as the Creative Arts Director, while still volunteering in the Youth Ministry on Wednesday nights.
Butch is an Oklahoma native, Bethel High School graduate, and holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Oklahoma Baptist University. He has been married for over 8 years to his wife Jacklyn, and together they have 2 girls and 1 boy, Ella, Emersyn, and Brooks.
Catlin Green, Kid's Director
Catlin began attending FaithCO in 2010. She started volunteering in kids ministry, youth, and missions soon after. She came on staff in June 2014 as Kids Director.
Catlin is the mother of two boys, Jake and Easton. She attended Meeker High School and she holds a Bachelor's Degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
BOBBY KUYKENDALL, Chief Financial Officer
Bobby has been attending FaithCO since 2003, and began volunteering with the Media Department soon after. In 2005, he became the Chief Financial Officer for FaithCO, placing him in charge of all finances and bookkeeping; he also oversees all media production.
Bobby is an Oklahoma native, graduated from Shawnee High School, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma. He has been married for over ten years to his wife, Jena, and together they have one daughter, Sabra.