The Oaks is led by a plurality of elders who are responsible for pastoring, teaching, leading and providing oversight of the church. Elders are qualified men according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 who are called by God to serve as pastors within The Oaks. They love Jesus and the people of this church deeply and are committed to Biblically faithful and Christ honoring leadership.
Pastor Matt serves as the lead pastor of The Oaks. Matt was born and raised in Middletown and returned back home after attending college in Maine. He lives in Middletown with his wife Melissa and their daughter Ruby.
Pastor Eric came to Middletown after serving as an associate pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Boliver, Ohio. He lives in Middletown with his wife Amber and their children Summer, Seth, and Daniel.
Pastor Brandon and his family have been coming to the Oaks for 5 years. He and his wife, Caitlin, live with their their two daughters, Sophie Jo and Delaney, and son, Peter, in Oakwood. Brandon has been an elder at the Oaks since the summer of 2015.
Pastor Clay serves as a lay pastor at The Oaks. Clay was born and raised in Cincinnati and moved to Middletown to help plant The Oaks. He lives in Middletown with his wife Audrey and their three sons William, Charles, and Henry.
Deacons are leaders within our church body that serve as the "hands and feet" of The Oaks. They are men and women who meet the qualifications of a deacon specified in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Our deacons serve in many areas within The Oaks, leading ministry teams that seek to meet needs both inside and outside the church. Deacons set the pace for service by devoting much of their time and energy to serve faithfully and selflessly. After being asked and prayerfully accepting, a deacon candidate will enter a training process with their direct ministry leader.
The deacon process involves learning and being assessed in an understanding of the gospel, an understanding of the qualifications and role of the deacon in the local church, and their unique gifts and calling in ministry. If you would like to enter into this process, there is a more detailed "road map" that we'd love to share with you. Contact us and we will schedule a time for you to meet with a pastor.
Children's Ministry Director
Children's Ministry Curriculum Coordinator
Children's Ministry Crafts
Children's Ministry Child Check-In
Music & Liturgy
Pastor Matt's responsibilities include preaching on Sundays, leading the elders and deacons, and vision casting for the continued health and growth of The Oaks.
Pastor Clay leads The Oaks staff and oversees administration, finance, accounting, human resources, and building management.
Children's Ministry Director & Connect
Kristin leads our children's ministry & connect teams, coordinates community events, and provides administrative support to the full-time staff of The Oaks.
Music & Liturgy
Katie provides leadership and direction to the worship & AV teams and oversees weekly liturgy.
Shepherding & Administrative Pastor
Pastor Eric's primary responsibilities include preaching, teaching, member care, service teams, communications, and social media.