Staff

Pastor

Rev. Nathan Mattox

Hi, I’m Nathan Mattox, Pastor of the church family at Meadowcreek since June 2020. I’ve been in ministry in some form or fashion (youth ministry, campus ministry, and local church ministry) for 20 years in Arkansas, California, and Oklahoma. My wife's name is Myranda, and we have a blended family of 2 boys and 2 girls, Wesley, Mia, Julianna, and Madden, along with our two small dogs, Bentli and Lambo. I enjoy my record collection, fine art and movies, my fish aquarium, smoking meats on the back porch, playing tennis, golf, and “calling the Hogs” as a Razorback sports fan.

I grew up in Arkadelphia in southwest Arkansas. After attending Hendrix College in Arkansas and Oxford University in England, I worked as a youth minister for a couple years in Bartlesville before going to Claremont School of Theology to receive my Master's of Divinity. I was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2008.

What means the most to me in ministry is showing hospitality and love to our neighbors; and stretching people of faith to be governed by grace and kindness above all else. I can’t choose a favorite Bible verse, but one that keeps bouncing around in my head for the past 42 years is 1 John 4:16: “God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.”

 




Choir Director / Treasurer

Raine Igarta

I'm Raine Igarta, married to Jim. I live my faith by serving as Choir Director,and part-time Song Leader, Orchestra Conductor, Hand Bell member, church Treasurer and substitute Sunday School teacher. I consider it Heaven on Earth to be part of this congregation because of all the relational ministries that Meadowcreek supports, both focused inside and out of the church. We love people and want them to know our Savior! We have served Meadowcreek UMC since 2005 when we moved our membership from the Owasso First Methodist Church upon moving to Collinsville. We did that so that we could attend church with my mother, Harriet Morrow, who was the church pianist for several years. We are able to be part of our parents' lives too as they all live in Collinsville.

When one of my Christian role models died, my grandmother, I realized that while I had been a church goer for most of my life, I hadn't made that commitment to God to follow and serve Him. I accepted God's Grace at the age of 22. I pray that I am being a disciple to family and friends and share God's love in both word and deed. My favorite verse is Phillippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

We have also been blessed with 5 children and 12 grandchildren and spend as much time with them as possible. We enjoy gardening and I do a fair bit of quilting now, as we're both retired. Living the dream!

I encourage you to find a place to serve at Meadowcreek UMC as you are needed! God bless you and keep you and may His face shine down on you. Isn't that a wonderful illustration?




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