• Jim Gerlach

    Pastor

    Jim@ovbc.net

    What is your favorite scripture? 

    Phillipians 1:6


    Where and how did you accept Christ?

    During a revival at WoodridgeBaptistChurch. 

     

    What do you want to communicate to the folks who are visiting the website?

    I hope that anyone who comes to the website would sense that Oak View exists to connect people to Christ and His life-changing love. I’d like the web site to be a tool for helping everyone take their next step in their relationship with Christ and with other Christ followers. 


    What is your dream for your ministry?

    I dream that our church will become an unstoppable force for the cause of Christ in our community and around the world. I dream of a church of influence, one that impacts each generation to live a life radically committed to Christ and to reaching those without Him.         


    What is your educational background (School & Degree)?

    B.S (Chemistry) MidwesternStateUniversity; M. Div. and D. Min. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


    What is your wife's name?

    Tashia (I married above myself.)


    Do you have children or grandchildren?

    Matthew and Annalise


    Where did you grow up?

    In Irving. My family moved here from Cincinnati, Ohio, when I was seven (but I consider myself a naturalized Texan). I graduated from MacArthurHigh School, but don’t hold that against me.


    What are your hobbies?

    I enjoy travel, book collecting, tennis, and whatever new things my kids are doing (RC cars, cup stacking, baseball, golf, guinea pigs, hamsters).