The Church Studio

History of Church

Built in 1915, the original church started as a beautiful red brick structure; built by the Grace Methodist Episcopal (M.E.) Church when the State of Oklahoma was only 6 years old.

In 1972, the Grammy award-winning and internationally recognized, Leon Russell, turned the historic stone church into a world-renowned recording studio and home office for his record label, Shelter Records

The Church Studio

Today, The Church Studio operates as a recording studio, event center, audio engineering school, tourist attraction (daily tours), and various educational and musical programming.

Learn more: http://www.thechurchstudio.com


Harwelden Mansion

Beautifully and historically restored in 2019, The mansion’s name “Harwelden” is a Welsh word meaning “place from which the Harwell’s came” and will forever honor the founding couple who were early settlers of Tulsa; Earl and Mary Harwell. Because of Mr. Harwell’s success from the oil industry, he spared no expense on the construction which began in 1921 and was completed in 1923. The stunning architecture is English Tudor as well as Collegiate Gothic. The decor has a lot of “Tulsa Blue” which is a nod to Mr. Harwell’s affinity for and generosity to the early University of Tulsa, known then as Kendall College.

The Harwelden Mansion sits on one full city block and is available to rent as an event center, venue as well as for overnight guests as a Bed and Breakfast. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers historic tours, traditional English Tea each month, and various other programming that pushes the mission forward.

Learn more:  http://www.harweldenmansion.com


Community HigherEd

Teresa is the founder of the colleges which she started in 1995. Now, Community HigherEd (CHE), a non-profit 501( c )(3) corporation is the operator with a mission to advance the purpose of Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College through active engagement, advocacy, fundraising, and stewardship. The charity plays a significant role in the Tulsa community.  Addiction, abuse, and poverty are all reduced when post-secondary education is achieved.

Learn More: http://www.communityhighered.org