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? 

    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? 

    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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