For the past 50 years, Oakwood Community Church has been blessed with the stability and longevity of having only two senior pastors. One of those pastors, Bob Service, who is now retired, continues to attend and stay active at our church. His presence adds to the continuity of our history and the friendly spirit that is a characteristic of OCC.
Currently, Oakwood Community Church is seeking God's direction as He leads us to our next senior pastor. During this transition period, Jeff Totten, president of SCORE Ministries, is filling an interim pastoral role with us. He is preaching on Sunday mornings as often as his schedule allows and is working alongside our staff and elder leadership. Jeff and his wife, Karla, live in Troy, MI. Jeff also serves as the chaplain to the Detroit Tigers.
The spiritual and ministry needs of our church continue to be served with our associate pastor Shane Stec, our church staff, small group involvement, and strong volunteerism from our church family. Please feel free to contact our church office with any questions. We hope to see you this Sunday at Oakwood Community Church.
Shane joined the church staff in January 2011 as Associate Pastor. He has a B.A. in Bible, Theology and Pastoral Ministry with a minor in N.T. Greek, and is working toward his Masters in Ministry Leadership from Columbia Bibliclal Seminary in Columbia, SC. Before coming to Oakwood, Pastor Shane served for seven years as a pastor at churches in Indiana and Ohio. Shane and his wife, Carrie, live in Oxford with their three children, Sammy (10), Clara (9), and Aubree (7).
Pastor Shane oversees assimilation, small groups, the worship team and the multimedia ministries at Oakwood. He has been leading small groups and Bible studies for over 15 years and loves to help people get connected and grow in their faith.
Fran joined the staff in 2001 and currently serves in the role of church administrator. She assists the pastors, manages the church office, and provides administrative support to all Oakwood's ministries. In addition, Fran maintains our computerized membership records and manages the church's master calendar. She coordinates facility use and does general office work.
Melisa is the newest addition to Oakwood's staff, joining the team in the summer or 2013. Melisa and her husband Jason have lived in Oxford since 2000. She has been a stay at home mom raising her two children, Ryan (12) and Courtney (8). Prior to staying home she worked in the banking industry for 14 years. She enjoys spending time with the family, watching her son play baseball and golf, and watching her daughter ride horses.