I came to Christ during a revival at
I hope that anyone who comes to the web site 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.
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.
Tashia (I married above myself.)
Matthew and Annalise
I grew up in
I enjoy travel, book collecting, tennis, and whatever new things my kids are doing (RC cars, cup stacking, baseball, golf, guinea pigs, hamsters).
1 Corinthians 15:57
I accepted Christ at the age of 9 when our church was meeting in
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.
To see 60% plus of our members actively serving through the ministries of Oak View and reaching out into our community.
Received my Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and my Masters of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Three children, two sons-in-law and three grandchildren.
Gardening and washing Pastor Jim’s car
Ephesians 3:20-21 (and I especially like it in the KJV because it says "exceeding abundantly")
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.
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.
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.
Bachelor of Arts, Church Music and Bible, Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO 2004
Josiah is 7, Cadence is 4
Bounced around Texas a little, but mostly in Liberty City, TX
Song writing, making up tunes on the piano, playing and attending sporting events with my son, playing whatever my daughter wants to play.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
I accepted Christ at a youth summer camp going into my sixth grade year of school.
Our Team of Leaders and I look forward to getting students and their families plugged into ministry and growing together to build the Kingdom.
My dream for this ministry is to build Godly students that grow in Christ and make an impact on theirs schools for Him.
I currently have an Associate of the Arts degree from East Field Community College and I am transferring to a Bible College to continue my education in ministry.
We do not have children (yet).
I grew up in Forney, TX
My hobbies are working out and creating abstract artwork.
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.
I would like to make a difference and impact the world by reaching more pople 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.
First semester of High School in Mexico.
Ana Maria Soto
Children: Ana Christmas, Roy and Ashley. Grandchildren: Simon (1 year) and Eden (4 weeks)
Mexico and the USA
Playing sports, reading and watching movies.
"I can do all things though christ who strngthens me." Philippians 4:13
I accepted Christ at age six at Second Baptist Chruch in Montgomery, AL. My Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Hickman, led me to Christ.
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 to your child.
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.
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.
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.
Reading, singing and spending time with friends and family.
My favorite passage is Psalm 23, verses Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 22:6
Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. I made my profession of faith on Mother's Day when I was 10 and was baptized by my father on Father's Day the same year. My brother and I made our decisions at the the same time. My Father was also my pastor. Being raised in a pastor's home we always had family bible study and so we often talked about inviting Jesus to be part of our life and our Savior, so my brother who is younger decided it was time to make his decision and I followed him that very same day.
I am eager to meet each of the children and their families. I want us to work together to help their child grow in God's word and how to be the best Christian they can be. I will be available to help visit with children and families about becoming a Christian or help in other ways as needed.
My dream for my ministry is to reach as many of the children within the mile radius of Oak View as we can to get them actively involved in a church. I want our church to teach them how to be saved and what they need to know to share God's love with others.
Masters Degree in Education and Leadership,
No, we have 2 nieces and 4 nephews
Waco, Texas until 1972 and then in Irving until now.
I enjoy visiting with family and friends, collecting Precious Moments figurines, and scrapbooking
My favorite Scripture is Romans 12:1-2.
I accepted Christ at a Wednesday night youth Bible study at Oak View. The youth minister, Mark McBride led me to Christ.
My dream for ministry is to pastor a church which consistently fulfills the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
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.
My wife's name is Sara Fay.
I have three children: Elijah, Caleb, and Abigail.
I grew up in south Irving. I graduated from Nimitz High School.
Reading good books, camping with my family, and playing with my kids.