Our Ministry Team


Pastor Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor has been the senior pastor of Carbondale Assembly since 1985. He began his association with Carbondale Assembly when as a teenager he moved with his family to Tulsa's Westside and began attending the church in 1967. Formerly the Associate Pastor, he has been on staff since 1975. Pastor Taylor holds a BA and a MA from Oral Roberts University and a MS from Oklahoma State University. A gifted author, preacher, teacher, and musician, Pastor Phil's ministry connects with all ages.


Sarah Taylor

Sarah joined our staff in 2013 as our Senior Associate Pastor, but is no stranger to us as she grew up here at Carbondale. Following her graduation from Central Bible College, she served for over a decade as a missionary, first in Ireland and then with Europe's Children. Sarah holds a Master's Degree in Pastoral Leadership from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


Brian White

Brian is our Discipleship Pastor. He oversees our Sunday School programs and leads the New Community service on Wednesday nights. Brian and his wife, Shawna, came on staff in May of 2008. Brian holds a Masters of Divinity from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and a BA from Evangel University. They have previously served as Student Director of First Assembly in Overland Park, Kansas and Residence Director at Evangel University.


Jeff Walker

Jeff joined our team in October 2005. He and his wife, Maresha, serve as our Youth and College Pastors. Jeff is heavily involved in the community and has a desire to see young people have a relationship with Jesus. They previously served congregations in Arkansas and Oklahoma.


Brittany Calvert

Brittany joined the Carbondale Staff in May 2009 and serves as our Children's Pastor. She is a graduate of Evangel University and has a heart to see children realize their potential to do great things through Christ. Brittany and her husband, Luke, met in the Carbondale Youth Group in 2000 and married in September 2006.


Sandi Casey

Sandi and her husband, Don, met and married here at Carbondale over 40 years ago. She has worked in various departments in the church on a volunteer basis. Sandi has served on staff as Volunteer Coordinator since 2003.


Phyllis Yandell

Phyllis began attending Carbondale in 1981.  She became a part of the staff in 1992.  Since that time she has served in various administrative positions.  Currently she serves as Pastor Phil's assistant and helps to coordinate the media and communications needs of the church.


Paula Taylor

Paula has been a part of the administrative staff the longest.  Beginning part-time in 1987, she transitioned to full-time in 1995.  Paula is the financial administrative assistant.  Besides working full-time at the church, she faithfully serves our congregation alongside her husband, Phil.


Karen Graham

Karen and her husband, Mike, have attended Carbondale since 2000. She has a heart of encouragement and enthusiasm for the youth of Carbondale. She joined our administrative staff in 2003.


Gaby Bravo

Gaby joined our church staff in April of 2018, and is the first voice you hear when you call our offices. She and her husband, Willy, have 4 kids and as a family are involved in multiple ministries here at Carbondale.