Contemporary Worship Leader
Tiffany is originally from Florida but grew up in Oak Cliff, Texas. Tiffany was saved at 7 years old and then radically surrendered her life to Christ at the age of 18, in what would become the best decision she ever made. She studied Neuroscience and Psychology
at Baylor University and, afterward, she completed a double Masters in Christian
Ministry and Worship Studies at Dallas Baptist University.
Tiffany prayed the Lord would lead her into her calling of leading and teaching others
how to encounter Him through worship. Tiffany has been involved in ministry for 11 years and enjoys spending time with her son, Isaiah, serving in the church, and passionately singing for the Glory of Jesus.
Traditional Service Worship Leader
Bill was raised in Ft. Worth in a family that was very active in a Baptist Church. He was saved at age 8 and called to ministry when he was 14. He formed a folk gospel trio in high school that sang together until they finished college at Texas Tech. Bill worked as pianist and arranger in a recording studio in Lubbock before spending 10 years in evangelism with his best friend, Russ Murphy. Bill has served as a Baptist music minister in Lubbock, Brownwood, and McKinney, where he now lives. Bill has been widowed twice, in 2005 and 2017. His daughter, Erin, her husband, and 3 children live near him in Allen. Bill loves to entertain church groups playing piano, guitar, and banjo and plays keyboard with the 150 voice Singing Men of Texas, who minister in N. Texas and on overseas mission trips. Bill believes in the local church as a place to grow and serve others. He wants to see people use their God-given talents for the Lord in worship here at the Oaks.
Austin was born in Dallas, Texas and lived in Austin, Texas for about 13 years. Before his 8th grade year, his family moved to Parker, Colorado. It is in Colorado where Austin found the Lord at his home church and gave his life to Christ. Austin attended Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado where his faith was developed in a mighty and powerful way. Austin would be blessed enough by the Lord to attend MidAmerica Nazarene University on a collegiate baseball scholarship where he studied Pastoral Ministry to pursue his call to ministry. Austin would have a career-ending injury that would force him to give up the game that he loves and to switch universities. This change led Austin to Dallas Baptist University where he is studying Biblical Studies. Austin has had 3 years of church work experience prior to accepting the Youth Pastor position at the Oaks Baptist Church. This experience was gained at Southeast Christian Church (Parker, CO), Heartland Community Church (Olathe, Kansas), and First Baptist Euless (Euless, Texas). Austin is excited by the opportunity to pour into your student's lives and cannot wait to see what God has in store for the Rooted Youth Ministries!
College Interim Team Leader
Will was born and raised in College Station, Texas, into a Christ-centered family with two parents and seven other siblings who love the Lord. Will loves to play the piano,
guitar, and sing for the Lord. He is constantly looking for ways to encourage and challenge others around him and finds great joy in leading others in love and giving biblical wisdom.
Will attended Texas A&M University for two years before transferring to Dallas Baptist University in 2018. He is receiving an undergraduate in Business Entrepreneurship and plans on earning his master's degree in Worship Arts from Dallas Baptist University as well. He plans on using this dual education to effectively serve the church while operating his own business in the future. William Is passionate about serving people and worship.
Nathan was born in Jasper, Texas and lived there until he moved to Dallas to attend Criswell College in 2015. He was raised in a Christian home and began following Jesus at 8 years of age. He enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and with his fiancé Rebecca. He will complete his degree in biblical studies at Criswell College in 2019 and will continue on into his masters. Nathan has been the children's intern since November 2015 and has been the interim children's leader since May 2018.
Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care
Don has been in ministry for forty years. He was an administrator at the Billy Graham Center from 1984 - 1997 and traveled with evangelist Billy Graham to Amsterdam, Moscow, and twelve American cities. Don is the author of 13 widely read books and has spoken at over 100 conferences and in 400 churches across America. He was a featured speaker at a White House Conference in 2007 and speaks to thousands of youth each year. Don taught Psychology courses at George Williams College for 4 years and Sociology courses at Wheaton College and Trinity University for 16 years. Don's books, photography, and documentary films have won 38 awards. Don is the host of a national radio show Parenting Today's Youth, heard by 1.5 million listeners each week. He is an ordained Baptist Minister and a Pastoral Counselor.
Rhonda was born in Marshall, TX and has lived in the DFW area all of her life. She came
to know Christ at the age of 12 and recommitted her life as a young adult. Rhonda and her husband Joe have been married since 1998. They have four wonderful children and two precious grandchildren. Rhonda loves spending time with family and friends.
Rhonda has attended The Oaks since 2001 and served on staff from 2010-2017 as the
front office receptionist, then office manager. She worked as the event coordinator at a Christian camp before returning to the church.
Gary was born and raised in a Christian home in Memphis Tennessee where he accepted Christ at an early age. After serving 6 ½ years in the Navy Gary moved to Dallas where he met and married his wife Brenda in 1977. Gary and Brenda were the first new members at FBOC when the church moved to the Westmoreland location in August 1979. Gary is a deacon and has served on various committees over the years including the audit and finance committees. Gary and Brenda have two children Tommy and Cyndi, a daughter-in-law Shalley and three grandchildren, Kinkaide, Kynleigh, and Kenzington. Gary worked in the business world as an accountant/auditor for over 30 years before coming to the Oaks as the office manager in September 2017. Gary enjoys playing golf and watching his grandkids participate in sports.
Connie was born in Washington D.C. and has lived in Texas since she was 8 years old. She was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at the age of 11. She is married to Jerry and they have a son and a daughter and 5 grandchildren (plus a grandson-in-law and a Great Grandson on the way). She enjoys spending time with all her grandchildren at all their various sports and other activities and cruising with Jerry. Connie has attended the Oaks since 1983 and has been serving on staff since December 2015.
Facilities Maintenance Associate
Lynn was born and raised in Texas. He accepted Christ at a young age and loves serving others. He is married to Lori and they have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, and camping. Lynn has attended The
Oaks since 2011 and has been serving on staff since 2017.