It's Time
Be the Church!

The Church is not a building... It is the Holy Spirit inspired Body of Christ.  Redeemed by the Blood of Jesus Christ. Sent by the Father into the world to make Disciples of Jesus Christ.

About Us

Get to know more about what makes us different.

Our Church started with "about thirty Methodists of fine variety" in 1906 in Bartles Hall, located in the old Bartles Building at the corner of 8th and Delaware.  

Our church still sits on the same site where we built the first building in 1910, and we are truly invested in our local community.  Dewey United Methodist Church is known as a loving, Christ centered and mission focused church in the Bartlesville area and beyond.
Our hope is that when you join us at Dewey UMC you will be CALLED by the Father to gain a relationship with Jesus Christ.

CONNECT with others by the Holy Spirit to learn, gain, and maintain your relationship with Jesus Christ.

To be SENT by the Father into the world in the power of the Holy Spirit to Call and Connect with others so that they may become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Rev. Dr. Rusty L. Husted

Senior Pastor
Rusty has been in ministry for over 15 years. He is married to Jessica and has 2 children, Ann and Judah.  His passion is to help people grow deeper in love with God through Jesus Christ.

Rev. Tari Carbaugh MDiv.

Associate Pastor
Tari also became a pastor later in life and we are blessed to have her.  She is active in animal ministry and is constantly helping us re-think how we do church.

Wayne Peace

Youth Minister
Wayne has been in ministry almost all of his life, he is currently our Youth Minister and also a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church.  He is proof that you can grow older without growing up.

Charlene Peace

Childrens Minister
Charlene is our newest addition to the ministry team.  She has a love for childrens ministry and is really excited about exploring the new ways we are developing to Do Church for children in this time.

Marilyn McAfee

Adult Discipleship Minister
Marilyn was our childrens minister for the last thirty years, but she has also done Womens ministry and she felt called to help us rethink our group ministries for adults, and to help us develop our own discipleship pathway.  She must have cabin fever, because we cant get her picture to stop climbing the walls.

Darlys Lickliter

Music Minister
Darlys leads our Choir and is a staple of our worship experience.  She has years of experience teaching music in a school setting, so she can handle just about anyone who wants to sing.

Crystal Holland

Office Administrator
Not all heroes wear capes.  Some wear masks.  Crystal is the person that makes sure that everyone else is able to do ministry.  Plus she keeps Jinx out of trouble, and that is a full time job.


Worship with us live or watch later, you can even download them and watch later if you want.  You can even watch bible studies and listen to music.


Get announcements and view the calendar anytime you want.  You dont have to wait for a newsletter or bulletin anymore.


During a time of pandemic, we want to keep you safe.  We also want you to have access to the entire church, not just worship.


Committees can use the app to communicate issues on the fly and also can use this as a forum for meetings if necessary.


Online Giving; quick, secure, and easy to set up.  Once you give, your information is saved and you can set up single or recurring donations.


Stay connected with all the groups and individuals within the app.  Invite your family and friends, and watch our church grow and take off.

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