Oak Grove is elder led, deacon served and congregationally affirmed. While God has appointed some to lead and serve in designated offices (elders & deacons), every member is responsible to help guard our doctrine and practice, and fully engage in the work of the ministry.
You have a place here! We want to help you discover, develop and use your spiritual gifts, share your faith in an attractively engaging way, and live consistently under the control of the Holy Spirit, the direction of the Word of God, and the motivation of the love of Christ.
Meet Our Elders/Pastors
As a self-employed businessman, Brian somehow still finds time for his family, letting off steam on the golf course, and also on the board of the local food pantry.
Pastor of Students & Family
Brian enjoys spending time with his family and building relationships with others. He is a researcher who loves working on projects, always looking for ways to use his creativity and learn something new. He can also be found wrestling his dog or working on his truck.
If you can’t get in touch with Bryan, you will most likely find him fishing at the river or out hunting. But his love of hunting and fishing doesn’t rival his love for family and others, spending many hours listening to the cares of those around him.
As a self-employed businessman, Craig still manages prioritize leading the Junior High Youth and also teaching adult Sunday School. He enjoys spending time with his ever growing family and studying the Bible.
While shepherding God’s people is his primary passion, he also enjoys spending time exploring beautiful Iowa with his family and finds a creative outlet through website design.
Meet Our Deacons
Bill loves to serve in a variety of ways, but especially loves being a part of the youth ministry. He is often one of the first to be at church on Sunday mornings and welcomes folks with a big smile.
Chris wears many hats at Oak Grove, some figuratively, some literally. He and his wife Jen lead the OG Awana ministry, as well as leading our tech ministry. During his down time he enjoys spending time with his family and gaming, on and off screen.
While serving in a number of different capacities at Oak Grove, he loves to cheer on the worship team while he is doing sound. The Awana kids can hardly keep up to his energy during games! He also loves to spend time with his family their dog Princess.
Between helping out with the many maintenance projects at Oak Grove, Jeff stays very busy with his growing hobby farm and attending his three boys sporting events.
Larry has a big heart for people which comes out in his work on the Benevolence Team and a multitude of other ways he serves and loves on people. He may be one of the first smiling faces you see when you arrive at Oak Grove.
Meet Our Staff
A homeschooling mom of 2 active boys, she also loves to bring new life to old furniture and create lasting memories through portrait photography.
Jenni is a mom of two little boys and a past teacher turned online business owner. She enjoys going on adventures with her family, creating fun learning activities, and sitting in front of the fire with a good book.
Between her work at the church, serving as a caretaker, working at a preschool and raising two kids, Rony keeps very busy. Her favorite thing to do is exploring Iowa with her kids.
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