I grew up in Tulsa and in the church, but more religious than actual relationship with the Lord. My first real encounter with God that I remember was when I was 14 years old. I had taken piano lessons since I was 8, but never did anything with them. After I joined the youth band at the age of 14, I began to discover a passion for worship and worship leading. From there, I took every opportunity possible to play keys, sing, and lead worship. Over the years, I’ve traveled to several countries doing ministry and I’ve led worship in many different churches. My passion is to not only lead people into worship, but also to create a place for others to develop the heart of a worshipper.
••BRIANA BRINKLEY, Vocals Dept Director & Discipleship Asst••
I am from Long Island, NY and serve as the Worship Pastor of Freedom Church and lead The Worship Collective with my husband, Anthony. From an early age, I developed a love for music. I am a native of Long Island, NY, and saw musical greatness firsthand and started singing with my father, David Bratton when I was very young. By the age of 5, I had directed my first choir and by the age of 13, I was leading worship on Sunday mornings. I attended Benedict College on an academic and gospel choir scholarship. While pursuing a degree in Elementary Education, I served as the student director of the award-winning Benedict College Gospel Choir. After graduation, I moved to Tulsa and began teaching and then attended Seminary at Oral Roberts University where I received a Master of Divinity. I now live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with my husband Anthony and my baby boys, Austin and Avery.
I was born and raised in Altus, Oklahoma and I am a first-generation born Mexican. I have divorced parents and six brothers, including my only full blood brother, Misael Gonzalez. I grew up in a bilingual speaking family and I went to a Spanish only service at church that my grandpa pastored. My family has always been involved in music. When I was 7 years old, I started playing drums and I’ve learned several instruments since then, which I only play to worship God. I got saved when I was 7 years old, but I still had a lot of growing and maturing to do from there. When I was 13 years old, Misael and I led worship for our youth group. I played cajón and he played guitar and sang. One day, he asked me if I wanted to step up and lead worship for the youth group. I was very selfish and didn’t want to sing in front of people. That’s when he said, “We worship the Creator of the Universe who gave us breath in our lungs, eyes to see, a mind to think, and you can’t use your voice to praise Him?” At that moment, I really stopped living for myself and ensured that every talent and skill I possessed was all for Him and His glory. Now, I’m a Junior at UCO and a passionate filmmaker who wants to create stories that point to Jesus. During COVID, like everywhere else, our church services had to cancel in-person services and try to move online. I was the only one there with some knowledge on technology. So, I told my grandpa that I could try to make videos on my iPhone and put them on YouTube. I started researching, made some HORRIBLE videos, and posted them for the Hispanic church. That sparked my passion and made me realize that creating videos and telling a story was amazing. My parents helped me buy my first Sony camera and a MacBook when I graduated high school and since then I’ve started my own video business. I’m currently studying Professional Media with a Minor in Documentary Filmmaking. I have won multiple short film documentary awards, including a National Award of Excellence for my short doc, Val the Boxer. I’ve worked with organizations such as Super Summer, Falls Creek, and many other corporate companies to bring their stories to life through video. Currently, UCO hired me to work and be the head editor for a feature documentary about Native American boarding schools. I’m also the founder of KG MEDIA, my video production business, which is still very new but a very exciting process.
I was born and raised in a small border town in Arizona and I am the youngest of 4 siblings. Since before I was born, my dad has been leading worship and I have been in church my whole life. My siblings and I would have worship sessions with my dad at home when I was growing up; he would lead them and we’d be his bgv’s. So, I feel like worship has just been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started getting involved with worship in church when I was 12 years old and leading worship on piano when I was 16 years old. My family was involved in other ministry as well. The church we attended helped open up a mission church in Mexico. We would go to the mission church every Sunday after our own service for two or three years to minister and we loved serving the people there. In 2016, I moved to Tulsa and joined City Wide sometime in 2021. I currently travel and lead worship with City Wide and help lead worship at City Wide events. I also lead worship with my brother at a hispanic church, Casa de Adoracíon, here in Tulsa. Right now, I’m a regional manager at a dental company as well. Working with people and finding solutions to problems are some things I enjoy. I really love serving people. My heart is for people to experience and encounter the love of God when I serve them.
I am from a small town just west of Tulsa, OK called Sand Springs. I have lived here my whole life. Growing up in the country, I started working odd jobs at the age of 12, and I have been working ever since. When I was 15 years old, I got my first ever waitressing job and I LOVED it! I loved serving people and seeing the joy on their faces with their families when they experienced dinner together! At the age of 18, while I was still waitressing, I decided I wanted to sing. First, I started singing country music (I was raised in the country don't forget) and then at about 21, God really placed a desire in my heart to worship Him and only Him. So, I tried out for the worship team at my church and I have been a part of it ever since. When I was younger, we were always in church. I was the first one up ready to go and rushing everyone out the door! Whenever I went, I loved the community I found there, and I still love the community at church even now. My family and I have always been very close and we’ve always done ministry together, whether that was in a church, in a ministry outside of the church, or in the job that we were working in at that time. My brother and sister-in-law are now pastors and we have a family music business where we get to encounter people every day that just need an encouraging word. We also lift people up that might just need a smile. When I was 26 years old, I met Isaac Rojas, who is now my husband, at our church Christmas services. I was singing and he was playing the drums. Four years later and with a baby on the way, I can say it has been such an incredible experience that God has given us to serve Him together! I am so happy that God chose us to do this together and that we accepted. Any chance that we get to serve Him and speak into people’s lives, with music or just a listening ear, we take it! Our door is always open. We have such a heart for people to encounter God through worship and experience Him in a great and mighty way.
I was born in Nogales, Sonora in Mexico and raised in Nogales, Arizona. I am the third of four siblings and the only male in my family. At the age of 5, I started playing drums and ever since I have been part of the worship team. I then began playing bass when I was 12 years old and started singing in my early 20s. In 2012, I became a youth pastor in Arizona and I moved to Tulsa in 2017. I was a youth pastor for about 4 years in Arizona and for a couple of years here in Tulsa. I have been here in Tulsa ever since. All of my family is still in Arizona. I love my family and I would do anything for them. At a very young age, I realized that ministry was always going to be part of my life. Both sides of my family have been blessed with either being pastors or worship leaders. In 2014, I started working in the medical field doing medical coding and then transitioned into the dental field 2 years ago. Also, I am currently a worship director and lead worship at a hispanic church, Casa de Adoración, where I am part of the leadership team there as well. I hope to one day expand my ministry to a different level, maybe as a pastor.
My cultural background is Mexican and Salvadoran and I’m a first-generation American. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. My parents are musicians who traveled and did what I do now with City Wide. Growing up, I played drums and hockey and I was in the Jr. Olympics for the USA team. That was where my drive and work ethic began. It also led me to become the people person I am now. From California, I moved to Tucson, AZ where I would find out what “your plans are not God’s plans and God’s plans are not your plans” truly meant. After I moved to Tucson, I was in a season of depression and had suicidal thoughts when the Lord used my cousin to show me what God truly had for me. He handed me a mic and asked me to lead a song and the rest is history. I’ve been in worship ministry for 13 years now which is how I ended up in Tulsa, OK. I moved here in 2017 as a worship pastor for a church in Bixby. Now, I lead worship at Battle Creek and have an amazing community of friends that I get to call my FAMILIA. Oklahoma has really become my home away from home and I’ve fallen in love with fishing, kayaking, and just the overall Midwest country way of outdoor living
I am a native Tulsan and currently the planting and Lead Pastor of Freedom Church. On June 8th, 2003, I gave my life to Christ and began serving in ministry in 2004 as a youth volunteer at Zion Church in Largo, MD. Over the years, I’ve served in the local church as Worship Pastor, Small Group Leader, Sound/AV Team Leader, Young Adult and Singles Pastor, and Assistant Pastor. I am a passionate worship leader and speaker who has traveled the country leading worship, leading worship workshops, and teaching practical, Bible based lessons on relationships, purpose, leadership, and healing. Currently, I am living in Tulsa, OK with my beautiful wife Briana and my baby boys Austin and Avery.
I grew up in a small town in upstate NY and lived on a farm with my family. I was raised in church and I started serving the Lord at a young age. In high school, I was in choir and took piano and singing lessons and that was when my love for worship started. I also did a lot of street outreach where God really filled me with more boldness and gave me a heart for ministry. From high school until 2015, I was involved and led some VBS classes at my best friend’s parents’ church as well. My senior year in high school I felt God calling me to ministry so I applied to different ministry schools and got accepted into Rhema. I moved to Tulsa and started bible college in 2018 and graduated in 2021. I began going to City Wide events in 2019. Throughout the years I’ve helped lead worship, I’ve been a youth leader, and I’ve helped with social media and photography at different churches. In 2021, I started my own wedding photography business and then came on staff with City Wide as a media coordinator in 2022. I am so grateful because since joining City Wide, God has brought me such a beautiful community and group of friends!
I was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and I was raised in Carolina, Puerto Rico. When I was 4 years old, I started singing with my brothers. I stopped for a period of time and then started singing again at 15 and that was when I began my worship ministry and singing in the church. I took music lessons from the age of 10 until 14 at Escuela de Bellas Artes in Carolina. I learned to play classical guitar. But, I got bored with music at the time, because it was actually forced in my house. God spoke to my dad and dealt with our family about playing at church and that was when we started taking music seriously. Once I started doing that, things changed and my passion for music came back. I studied popular music when I was 17 at Universidad Interamericana in Puerto Rico for a few years and then I did an associates degree in x-rays at Universidad del Este. During university, I constantly played jazz at hotels. I continued doing music ministry as well. Honestly, I have never been out of the church throughout my life. I studied music production and sound engineering in Puerto Rico from 2015-2016 at Liceo de Arte y Tecnología where I got certified in Pro Tools and at that time I was already producing music. I then moved to the state of Oklahoma from Puerto Rico suddenly because of Hurricane Maria when I was 27. I had just recently finished studying sound engineering and music production and I couldn’t work. When I moved, I was in the middle of doing my album, so I came to Oklahoma for a fresh start. After a year of living in Oklahoma, I was in a really rough place in my life and that was when I met my wife Hannah. Two months later, she asked me if I knew someone who could teach drums and I said that I could do it. I ended up teaching drums, guitar, piano, and bass. Since then, I’ve been teaching music at Firey Music and Lessons, leading worship, and producing music. At first, Hannah and I were really good friends and then we figured out that God had joined us together and we began loving each other. We got married and after almost 3 years of marriage, we are now having a baby.
My given name is Alaska Rayne Holloway (some people don’t believe that). I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have spent the majority of my life here. I grew up singing since the age of 2 and I was at the drag races about a week after I was born! My family has always been heavily involved in racing as my dad builds drag cars and we all work together. I started leading worship a little later even though I grew up in church. Most of my time was taken up by acting in plays and musicals throughout my high school career and I thought that I would end up in New York on Broadway, but God had different plans. After high school, I auditioned for the Voice and made my way west to LA instead of east, making it onto team Blake. I then moved to Nashville and started touring in a secular country music band called Alaska and Madi for 7 years before moving back to Oklahoma and settling in. I’ve always had a heart to worship Jesus and I’ve searched for community; City Wide is a gift from God allowing me to have both. To be able to serve alongside a group of outstanding people, people who have an extreme passion for serving the Lord, is my greatest honor!