Leadership Team

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Dave Mewbourne

Lead Pastor
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Dave Mewbourne serves as our Lead Pastor.  Prior to becoming Lead Pastor in February of 2003, he also served as Youth Pastor at Claremore Assembly for one year.  He has been in ministry for thirty years, serving churches in Alabama, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma District as Youth Alive Representative prior to coming to Claremore.

He will celebrate his 32nd anniversary this year with his wife, Debbie, whom he met while attending Evangel University in Springfield, MO.  They both graduated from Evangel in 1980.  Their son Kraig presently serves as Youth Pastor at a church in Owasso, OK.  His daughter Kacie and her husband serve as Worship Leaders at a church in Broken Arrow, OK, and they have blessed Pastor Dave & Debbie with their 1st grandchild, Maybry-Ellen, who is 2 years old.

Pastor Dave loves serving the Claremore community, enjoys playing golf, and is an avid Alabama football fan.

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Jon Stem

Student Pastor
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Jon Stem has served as the Student Pastor at Claremore Assembly since March of 2012.  Jon comes from a missionary family and grew up in Alaska and overseas in the country of Mongolia.  He met his wife, Jen, while attending Central Bible College in Springfield, MO.

After graduating from CBC in 2008, Jon went on to receive his Master’s Degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.  Jon worked for 4 years at the AG National Office in Springfield prior to coming to Claremore.

Jon’s passion is to see young people step up and become the church of today, living out the callings God has placed on their lives.

Jon also holds a black belt in Jujiden and enjoys mixed martial arts, ultimate frisbee, and anything and everything related to technology.


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Jen Stem

Worship & Creative Arts
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Jen Stem has served in Worship and Creative Arts at Claremore Assembly since January of 2013. Jen was born and raised near Canton, Ohio before attending Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from CBC in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Theology, Pre-Sem and became a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God shortly after graduating.

Jen is married to our Student Pastor, Jon Stem, and enjoys reaching and leading the students of Claremore alongside of him.

Jen dabbles in photography and can usually be found singing, laughing, shopping for shoes, drinking Teavana iced tea, or talking too much about her cats, Lady and Oreo.


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Larry & Kathie Ellis

Mountain Movers Directors
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Larry Ellis joined our ministry staff in December of 2009. He and his wife, Kathie, have been married 47 years and have two children and four grandchildren. Larry has served as a lead pastor, evangelist, and Bible teacher for over 35 years. Larry and Kathie’s ministry focus at Claremore Assembly is with seniors, ages 55 and over. Larry also assists Pastor Dave in any area of ministry needed. Larry and Kathie are licensed ministers. Larry is also ordained.

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Betty Dawson

Senior Adults
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Betty Dawson enjoys serving our Senior Adults, focusing on ages 55+.  She enjoys serving monthly noon luncheons the 2nd Thursday of every month.  Betty visits many homebound seniors as well as the seniors in care facilities such as Claremore Nursing Home, Brookfield Assisted Living, and Sterling House Assisted Living.  If you have family in these care facilities and would like for her to visit them, she visits on a weekly basis.  Please contact her.

The noon senior luncheons have wonderful food, great fellowship, special music, and fun & games each month.  Please feel free to come and join us on these days!

Having served in ministry for several decades, Betty is a great asset to our Senior Adult Ministry.