The Church Bulletin 01/18/24



We appreciate our loyal customers and dedicated volunteers who proudly represent The Church Studio during their travels. Don’t forget to bring your Church Merch with you this holiday season! We love seeing your photos from all over the world!

If you wear any of our merch, by sure to tag us or email your photos directly to

Founding Members Stephanie and Jack Allen in La Paz.

Lisa and Keith Volm in front of the Midway in San Diego.

Dennis Gibson, a dedicated member, recently brought The Studio Collection to Antarctica, featuring Serial #1. In his words, “I am collecting all the Serial numbered T-shirts, and when people ask me about them, I tell them about The Church Studio and your cause.”

Every purchase goes toward supporting the efforts and programming of The Church Studio Music Foundation. THANK YOU for supporting us and wearing our merch all over the world!


The “Shelter Sound” is not just a sound, but a way of life! Shelter Records, motivated by the entrepreneurial pursuits of Leon Russell and Denny Cordell, served as a creative workshop for artists to learn, develop, and be inspired. The Shelter Sound is not just about the trailblazers of a bygone era, but a brotherhood and sisterhood that lives today. Shop our newest addition to the Studio Collection, Serial #6, NOW!


Hannah appreciation post! With a degree in museum studies, Hannah is a key member of our team, overseeing our archive management. Additionally, she takes charge of regularly rotating our jukebox to bring something new and exciting every season.

This month’s Jukebox rotation, “Shelter Sounds,” (which ties in our shirt of the month) showcases Shelter Records artists and musicians influenced by The Tulsa Sound.


Did you know that The Church Studio has a scholarship program? As part of our mission to support, educate, and inspire artists, the Scholarship program makes it possible for qualifying Oklahoma artists to work with our engineers in a professional recording environment. The Church Studio Scholarship Program relies on donations to continue to provide this service to our artists. Please consider making a donation today via the link below!

The Church Studio Scholarship Program “. . . helped improve the sound and status of my music and career. Being able to work in an upper echelon studio and with the great team they provide – it’s hard to create any other way after that experience.” – Steph Simon, The Church Studio client.



Are you passionate about music and fascinated by the world of audio production? If so, consider pursuing a career as an audio engineer! Our upcoming classes for Audio Engineering start on March 4th; a hybrid curriculum delivered both online and in-person. Immerse yourself in hands-on experiences at the historic The Church Studio. With family-friendly schedules and financial plan options, contact us to learn how you can enroll and enjoy a new career as an Audio and Sound Engineer.

Call for more information 918-894-2965 or email us at




Get your tickets for Carney Fest APRIL 27, 2024. 
FOOD + BEER + LIVE MUSIC ALL DAYHeadlining Carney Fest 2024 is the legendary Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs. Co-founder of the iconic Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mike recorded at The Church Studio 50 years ago. Don’t miss this historic event as Mike Campbell returns to the very place where his Shelter Records career began.Consider becoming a sponsor! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to champion the arts, support musicians and performers, while also promoting your brand to a community of music enthusiasts. Your contribution plays a crucial role in supporting local artists through Carney Fest and preserving the legacy of The Church Studio! We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors for making this year’s festival possible.Call for more information 918-894-2965 or email us at




Standard Membership:

  • $150/YEAR 
  • Free admission for one year to the gallery +1
  • Classic Logo T-Shirt
  • Membership card valid for 12 months
  • Priority invitation to exclusive events, exhibit openings, and members-only events
  • Free private tour + 1
  • Harwelden Mansion tour + 1
  • 10% off Church merchandise, in-store and on-line
  • 10% off booking of suites at Duets Bed & Breakfast
  • 10% off suite rental, and merchandise at Harwelden Mansion
  • July 4th at Harwelden Mansion

Join today and become part of The Church Studio’s legacy!

Tony Shanks

Tony Shanks

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