Bishop Gary McIntosh
Bishop Gary W. McIntosh is the Senior Pastor, President and Founder of Transformation Church: Greenwood (formerly Greenwood Christian Center). Bishop Gary & his wife Pastor Debbie McIntosh have celebrated 36 wonderful years of marriage so far, all while functioning together in full-time ministry. Bishop Gary has traveled the U.S. and many other nations for over 3 decades as a pastor, preacher, teacher, and educator.
Gary McIntosh graduated from Oral Roberts University, where he was identified as part of “Who’s Who Among College Students.” Upon graduation, he served in several administrative and Chaplain positions within the University as Director of the Chaplain’s Office and Associate Chaplain of ORU.
Over the years, Bishop McIntosh has conducted numerous seminars regarding leadership development and has taught the principles of church pioneering. He has provided pastoral oversight for numerous ministries across the nation, and has assisted pastors in establishment of administrative excellence within their ministries. The workshops and seminars that he has taught have been comprehensive in training pastors on the dynamics of church growth, conflict resolution, staff development, marriage enrichment, and economic empowerment, just to name a few areas of his vast expertise.
For his faith-propelled ministry and work to restore North Tulsa, Bishop Gary was honored by of the 100 Black Men of Tulsa. He also serves as Vice-President on the Board of Directors for the Tulsa North Community Development Center.
In addition to his numerous audio and DVD recordings of inspiring messages, Bishop Gary has also authored several books, including: Pastor’s Network Training Manual; Financial Freedom Manual; Arrows of Victory and Disappointment to Destiny.
Bishop Gary and Pastor Debbie McIntosh have four children: Angela, Joshua, Samuel and Alanda.
Pastor Debbie McIntosh
Pastor Debbie McIntosh is the Co-Pastor, of Transformation Church (formerly Greenwood Christian Center.) Pastor Debbie has traveled the US and other nations for over 3 decades as a pastor, minister, counselor, teacher, and educator.
Following her graduation from Oral Roberts University, Debbie founded Life Alternative and Family Services, a leading entity in the pro-life movement in Tulsa. She went on to start Hannah’s Prayer Adoption Agency and St. Dominic’s Maternity Home. Through her diligent efforts, hundreds of babies have been rescued. She and her husband have raised 4 children, 3 whom they adopted.
After undertaking a city-wide prayer initiative, the McIntoshes started Greenwood Christian Center. Her passion for seeing people set free from hurts, habits and hang-ups led her to begin a Celebrate Recovery program at Greenwood Christian Center. Hundreds of lives have been changed, and more testimonies are still coming.
At Transformation Church: Greenwood in Tulsa, OK, Pastor Debbie still wears the titles of pastor, counselor, and teacher, but her favorite title is “mom.”
Pastors Tommy & Brenda Todd
SENIOR ASSOCIATE PASTORS
Pastor Tommy and Brenda Todd originally came to Tulsa to work with Bishop Carlton Pearson in the summer of 1981. While assisting in that ministry, the couple worked closely with Pastor Gary & Debbie McIntosh and developed a divine friendship. For over 22 years, they served at Higher Dimensions where they all had a hand in helping to establish the Azusa Fellowship.
The Todds began traveling itinerantly across the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia holding seminars, revivals and prayer initiatives. In 1999, they founded GapStanders International, Inc. as a subsidiary of Brenda Todd Ministries, which also led to the conception of an intercessory prayer school, Gethseminary Institute.
In 2008, God spoke to them and called them to pastor. That October, Spirit & Truth Prayse & Worship Center began weekly services in Tulsa. The following summer, their 2nd oldest son, Michael began meeting in a small circle in the next room during service with the youth of their congregation, and So FLY (Sold Out Free Life Youth) Ministry was born.
In 2011, the Todds and the McIntoshes initiated the “Better Together” campaign, uniting their efforts, gifts, and anointings into one local body of believers. June 5, 2011 was the very first combined service of Spirit & Truth and Transformation Church (formerly Greenwood Christian Center) congregations, and Pastor Tommy and Brenda were officially installed as Senior Associate Pastors. They have since had a tremendous and powerful impact on this church and community, while continuing to travel and minister abroad. Pastor Tommy and Brenda are avid supporters of families worshipping and praying together; they have 5 sons, a daughter in law and a beautiful granddaughter who all attend Transformation Church.
GapStanders International hosts an annual conference that is held at Transformation Church every April.
Visit gapstandersinternational.org for more information on the Todds’ dynamic ministry!
Pastor Michael Todd
EXECUTIVE PASTOR & YOUNG ADULT PASTOR
Pastor Michael A. Todd is the second oldest of 5 boys born to Tommy & Brenda Todd in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pr. Michael has always had a love for music and a heart for people. In high school, he was the first African-American to be named Mr. Edison High School. From there he emerged as a leader in and out of school, serving as musical director & drummer for the dynamic gospel group One Generation of Praise for over 8 years.
Aside from being the young adult pastor of So FLY (Sold Out Free Life Youth), he is an amazingly talented music producer and ambitious entrepreneur whose charismatic personality and tremendous thirst for the things of God has already carried him to greatness at a young age. In the summer of 2012, Michael was promoted to the position of Executive Pastor of Transformation Church, and now directs and oversees the activities of all ministry departments.
Together with his beautiful wife Natalie, he carries a vision to impact his generation and the world with the message of Christ.
Pastor Natalie Todd
Pastor Natalie Todd was born in the small town of Anadarko, Oklahoma. She moved to Tulsa with her mom and sister at the age of 14, where she soon after met the love of her life, Michael. The two were married in June of 2010 in a beautiful ceremony at Greenwood Christian Center.
Pastor Natalie loves anything creative. She especially enjoys colored pencil and pencil drawings, as well as cosmetology and fashion. In 2010 she started her own business, Beyond Beauty Makeup Artistry, dedicated to empowering women by bringing out their inner beauty.
Pastor Natalie has always especially had a passion for helping young ladies overcome insecurities and setbacks. Now co-pastoring with her husband, this powerful woman of God is dedicated to full time ministry so that she can see more lives transformed for God’s glory.
Pastors Warren & Francine Mackey
Pastors Warren and Francine Mackey have been working in children’s ministry, full time, part time, and on a volunteer basis for over 20 years. Warren was born and raised in North Tulsa, and Francine was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Wyandanch, Long Island.
Under direction of Pastor Willie George, the Mackeys not only served together in the children’s department as master teachers and bus captains at Church On The Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma but also worked with their dynamic youth ministry, Urban Oneighty. Francine even followed her love for children to run a successful day care for 5 years. Warren worked full time at Church On The Move for three years as a Worship Leader and later, for fifteen months at Rejoice Church as Interim Worship Pastor.
Warren is an avid Dallas Cowboy fanatic and requests prayers for them daily.
Warren and Francine have been married for 21 years and together, have worked in classrooms with every age group from nursery to elementary school. They have a sincere heart for training up children in the way they should go, and have four children of their own: Michael, Victoria, Brianna and Olivia.
Pastor Jovita Sheppard
Pastor Jovita Sheppard is Transformation Church’s dynamic Worship Pastor originally from Brooklyn, New York. Raised in a house with three siblings and piles of gospel music, Jovita began singing at the age of 5, and by her teenage years, had begun to cultivate her gift of song writing. Even at a young age her focus was on making worship the central part of her musical experience. Jovita’s passionate, reflective lyrics bore evidence of her maturation. In her mid-teens she was invited to lead praise and worship at Benaiah Ministries. Jovita faithfully served in ministry there and was later ordained an Elder. She went on to later serve in full time ministry as the Director of Worship at Kingdom Church, pastored by Dharius Daniels.
As founder of JoWriter Productions, an upstart venture that oversees the creative processes of songwriters, musicians and playwrights, Pastor Jovita continues to share her anointed gifts with her city, nation and the world. She and her husband, Doug have a divine vision to provide an authentic God encounter for the salvation and encouragement of souls.
In the summer of 2012, Doug and Jovita heard the voice of the Lord and moved from New York to Oklahoma for her to take the position as Worship Pastor of Transformation Church: Greenwood. She has since been a tremendous asset to this church and community.
Pastor Jovita Sheppard has a voice for the nations and a heart to lead the body of Christ into a personal, lasting relationship with God.
Pastor Barbara Littlejohn
Pastor Barbara Littlejohn, a native of Georgetown, South Carolina, now resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she currently serves as People Pastor at Transformation Church under the leadership of Bishop Gary McIntosh and Pastor Debbie McIntosh.
Pastor Littlejohn is a graduate of Victory Bible Institute and holds a Masters Degree in Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She has one son, Howard DeAndre’ Littlejohn.
Pastor Littlejohn has been licensed and ordained in ministry since April 13, 1980. She was the Co-Founder and Pastor of Worldwide Faith Ministry.
She has pioneered several organizations whose focus was to uplift and empower women to live victoriously, namely, Maintaining the Glow Fellowship and Dress for Success: Spirit, Soul and Body.
Pastor Barbara’s desire is to help all people discover their God-given destiny and to walk in the fullness of the blessing of God in every area of their lives. She has motivated many in conferences, seminars, and revivals across the country. She is committed to helping men and women experience the unconditional love of God, nurture their spiritual development, discover their spiritual gifts, and be equipped for effective leadership in ministry