Staff & Leadership

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  • What is your favorite scripture?

    1 Corinthians 15:57


    Where and how did you accept Christ?

    I accepted Christ at the age of 9 when our church was meeting in FairviewElementary School in Dayton, Ohio. 


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

    If you are looking for a place to grow in your personal relationship with Christ and build strong Christian friendships, Oak View is the place for you. 


    What is your dream for your ministry?

    To see 60% plus of our members actively serving through the ministries of Oak View and reaching out into our community. 


    What is your educational background (School & Degree)?

    Received my Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and my Masters of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 


    What is your wife's name?

    Pam


    Do you have children or grandchildren?

    Three children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law and four grandchildren. 

    Where did you grow up?

    Dayton, Ohio, and Lexington, Kentucky


    What are your hobbies?

    Gardening and washing Pastor Jim’s car


  • What is your favorite scripture?

    Ephesians 3:20-21 (and I especially like it in the KJV because it says "exceeding abundantly") 


    Where and how did you accept Christ?

    I was at my home in my room when I was 5 years old. I became aware that I needed Christ for my salvation because of the lessons I had heard in my Sunday School and children's church. I went and told my Mom that Jesus wanted to come into my heart, so she helped me to do that. 


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

    I hope that they can get an idea of who we are as a church, that we are people who love the Lord and love people. 


    What is your dream for your ministry?

    Jesus said that God the Father is seeking people who will worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23). I would pray that I can help this congregation to focus on a true worship of our Lord. 


    What is your educational background (School & Degree)?

    Bachelor of Arts, Church Music and Bible, Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO 2004


    What is your wife's name?

    Regina


    Do you have children or grandchildren?

    Josiah, Cadence, Levi  


    Where did you grow up?

    Bounced around Texas a little, but mostly in Liberty City, TX


    What are your hobbies?

    Song writing, making up tunes on the piano, playing and attending sporting events with my son, playing whatever my daughter wants to play.


  • What is your favorite scripture? 

    1 John 4:4

    "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."


    Where and how did you accept Christ?

    When I was 6 years old, I accepted Christ in my Sunday School class, then was baptized in a swimming pool by my grandfather, who was the pastor.


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

    There is a God that loves you, wants a relationship with you, and has already forgiven your past failures. Nobody is perfect, but we hope this is a place where you can live life with other people that all trying to live a life glorifying to God. 

     

    What is your dream for your ministry?

    To see students begin to realize who they were created by and what they were created for, and begin to live a life that is representative of that. 

          

    What is your educational background (School & Degree)?

    I graduated from the University of North Texas in 2014 with a Bachelors in Kinesiology. GMG!

     

    What is your wife's name?

    That is still to be determined. 


    Do you have children or grandchildren?

    I do not. 


    Where did you grow up?

    I was born in Dallas, and when I was 11 moved to Forney, TX. 


    What are your hobbies?

    I love playing and watching sports.


  • What is your favorite scripture? 

    Galatians 2:20-21


    Where and how did you accept Christ?

    In Henry, Tenessee, during a "Seeker Service" event led by New Life Baptist Church that was held at the local civic center. That was 14 years ago.   


    What is your dream for your ministry?

    I would like to make a difference and impact the world by reaching more people for Christ. Reaching them through love, care and training them for God's Glory. This begins in our Jerusalem, through our Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.    

         

    What is your educational background (School & Degree)?

    First semester of High School in Mexico


    What is your wife's name?

    Ana Maria Soto


    Do you have children or grandchildren?

    Children: Ana Christmas, Roy and Ashley

    Grandchildren: Simon and Eden


    Where did you grow up?

    Mexico and the USA


    What are your hobbies?

    Playing sports, reading and watching movies


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  • What is your favorite scripture?

    "I can do all things though christ who strngthens me." Philippians 4:13


    Where and how did you accept Christ?

    I accepted Christ at age six at Second Baptist Chruch in Montgomery, AL. My Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Hickman, led me to Christ. 


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

    Our preschool has some of the most wonderful, caring teachers who will provide the best care and a safe, loving environment for your child. We strive to provide a rich foundation for your child's early faith in Jesus. We use unique and fun teaching styles to present the gospel and the love of Jesus. 


    What is your dream for your ministry?

    My dream is to reach out to our preschoolers and their families as well as families in our community and meet their needs, connecting them with the life-changing love of Christ. 


    What is your educational background (School & Degree)?

    My educational background is Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, AL. I have attended numerous preschool and family seminars, workshops and training through the Baptist Association.


    What is your spouse's name?

    Richard


    Do you have children or grandchildren?

    I have two children, Daniel who is 25. He is married and attended Texas State and Northlake College and is assistant manager at Starbucks. Julie is 22 and is attending UNT, majoring in Psychology and teaches in our preschool. 


    Where did you grow up?

    In Montgomery, AL; moved to Texas in 1986. 


    What are your hobbies?

    Reading, singing and spending time with friends and family.


  • What is your favorite scripture? 

    My favorite Scripture is Romans 12:1-2.


    Where and how did you accept Christ?

    I accepted Christ at a Wednesday night youth Bible study at Oak View. The youth minister, Mark McBride led me to Christ.   


    What is your dream for your ministry?

    My dream for ministry is to pastor a church which consistently fulfills the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.         


    What is your educational background (School & Degree)?

    I have a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from Texas A&M-Commerce. Currently I am pursuing a Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


    What is your wife's name?

    Sara Fay.


    Do you have children or grandchildren?

    I have three children: Elijah, Caleb, and Abigail


    Where did you grow up?

    I grew up in south Irving. I graduated from Nimitz High School.


    What are your hobbies?

    Reading good books, camping with my family, and playing with my kids


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