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Who We Are

About Us

Located in the heart of Payne County, Mehan Union Church is just northwest of Ripley.  We are a short 20 minute drive from Stillwater, Cushing, Perkins, and Yale, Oklahoma.

Mehan Union Church was started in the 1940s in the rural community of Mehan.  Known then as Mehan Sunday School, the church met in the Mehan Community Center until the signature “A” frame church could be built.  Since then, many additions have been added, including a beautiful Sanctuary, which has been host to many weddings for our community.

But what stands out the most about Mehan is the people.  Sunday you will find founding members worshipping alongside our newest and youngest members.  This truly is a family church where generations worship together.  Even our current pastor is the son-in-law of one of our founding members.

If you are looking, not just for a church to attend, but one that will be your church home, we would love for you to join us this Sunday.  Come and be part of our family, the Mehan Union Church Family.


Meet Our Team


Toby Tiner

Lead Pastor

Toby grew up in South East Texas.  It was there that he was first introduced to his wife Rebekah while serving with her father at First Baptist Church Port Arthur.  They were married in 2004 and now have 7 amazing children.  In 2006, Toby and Rebekah left Texas on a journey through Kansas and Missouri until they came to Mehan Union Church in May 2017.  For Rebekah, this was a homecoming as her mother grew up attending Mehan Union Church and her father grew up in Perkins, OK.

Toby received his Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019.  He has served the church throughout his life as a lay leader, youth minister, church planter, and now as a Pastor.  Apart from being a pastor, husband, homeschool dad, and Dallas Cowboy fan, Toby works with the local Trail Life USA Troop OK-0716 and loves to hunt, especially bow hunting.

Nick McKnight

Youth Minister

Nick was raised in Mehan, Oklahoma by Greg and Ellen McKnight.  He has attended Mehan Union Church his whole life.  In June of 2005, he was baptized alongside his siblings Megan, Adam, and Kristen.  Nick is also a life long Ripley Warrior.  In 2009 Nick married Sandie McKnight.  They have two wonderful children, Harley and Jacen McKnight, both of whom go to school in Ripley.  

In July 2016, Nick was asked to lead our Rolling Stone Youth Ministry, a position that he has flourished in.  Nick’s heart and love for our youth is more than evident and we are blessed having him and his family serve here at Mehan.


Lawrence Robinson


Dave Smith