On Easter of 1997, Buddy and Pat Harrison conducted Father’s House first service in the City Plex Towers across from ORU. A year later, Pastor Buddy would move to heaven and the church would be handed over to their daughter and son-in-law, Fred and Cookie Brothers.
Under the direction of the Brothers, the church would continue to move forward and change locations from 41st and Memorial to 92nd and Harvard. In this time of transition, Father’s House continued to impact Tulsa and the world. While returning from a leadership meeting in 2001, Pastor Fred received a word from the Lord, “One day Father’s House will impact 250 significant places around the world.” He then began to get involved in financially supporting the great commission around the world. It was under their direction that many young ministers would be raised up and now serve in churches across the globe.
After eighteen years of serving as Senior Pastors, sensing God shifting their focus, Pastors Fred and Cookie Brothers transitioned the leadership of the church to their spiritual son, Jon Coats. Cookie now serves as the CEO of Faith Christian Fellowship International, a global ministry that serves thousands of ministers and leaders. Fred serves as a representative of Faith Christian Fellowship, traveling and speaking in churches and conferences around the world. Fred and Cookie both serve on the Corporate Board of Father’s House and serve as Elders to the church.
Now over twenty years later, Father’s House is reaching and raising the generations to take their place and impact their world. With an emphasis of relationships, the Holy Spirit, and global impact, Father’s House continues to fulfill the direction that Fred Brothers received almost two decades ago, to impact significant places around the world.
Pastors Jon & Joy Coats
For the last eighteen years, Jon Coats has been serving at Father’s House, where he and his wife, Joy Coats, met and married in 2003. In 2005, Jon became the full-time youth pastor until 2011. He then became the National Youth Coordinator for Faith Christian Fellowship. In 2015, Jon became the Senior Pastor and continues to serve in this capacity.
Joy Coats began attending Father’s House her junior year of high school and served in both children and youth ministries over the next several years. After marrying Pastor Jon, she began assisting in junior high and high school youth ministries. Joy also helped Jon in the development of youth camps and other various areas of ministry. However, Joy’s main focus is raising their children and making their house a home. With a passion to see people win at home, Joy is also a gifted communicator, and serves as our Kids in the House Director. Pastors Jon and Joy have three children; Raven, JD, and Abby