MEET OUR TEAM
Our ministry team is our whole church, but here are a few of the people equipping us to serve.
I am retired from the Michigan Dyslexia Institute (MDI) and the Michigan State Police.
My wife Linda and I have been married for over 50 years and have been attending OGC since May, 2001. I was brought up in a Christian family environment and have been involved in church most of my life. Since attending at Oneida, I continue to experience more growth in my Christian belief than at any other time in my life. During our time at Oneida, I served on the Missions Board for a total of 13 years which helped me expand my knowledge about missions abroad and locally and witness the impact on people’s lives. Serving on the Board of Elders has increased my knowledge of church leadership and created an increased awareness of how important the Elder leadership is within the Oneida family. I have immense respect for the leadership at Oneida, and I am humbled and honored to serve in this way.
I have continued to watch the Lord grow me and draw me closer in relationship with Him. As I continue to stumble He picks me up and shows me how much He loves me and wants me to depend on Him. I have two children, both married, and four grandchildren, and a wonderful wife who are a great encouragement as I strive to walk in the ways of our Lord Jesus Christ. Their love and prayers are a terrific support to me in my walk.
I feel that the Lord wants me to continue to serve Him as an elder at Oneida. I feel privileged that He would want me to serve His people in this walk.
"My mission is 'to know the beauty of Christ and commend Him to all.' I am amazed by God's Word and treasure every opportunity I have to share it with others."
Andrew studied Bible and theology at Moody Bible Institute before teaching junior high and high school Bible classes. After completing his Master's degree in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton College, he served as an Associate Pastor at New Covenant Church of Naperville, Illinois for 12 years.
Andrew enjoys golf, soccer, basketball, snowboarding, and computers. He and his wife, Rachel, have five children ages 13 to 4.
I am retired from the United States Navy and am currently employed by the US Postal Service as an Electronic Technician. I came to salvation when about 14 or 15. While in the Navy I attended various Baptist churches and served as Deacon in the Southern Baptist church and here at Oneida. God then led me to serve as an elder.
I have a wife, Debbie, and three children: Amy, Kaylee, and Sam.
I worked for the Lansing School District for 34 years; as a teacher and administrator. I began attending Oneida as a small child and have enjoyed the longevity of relationships here.
I have continued to watch the Lord grow me and draw me closer in relationship with Him. As I continue to stumble He picks me up and shows me how much He loves me and wants me to depend on Him.
I have four children, four grandchildren, and a wonderful wife who are all a great encouragement as I strive to walk in the ways of our Lord Jesus Christ. Their love and prayers are a terrific support to me in my walk.
I have been married to Penny for 30 years and have three children. I attended OGC for many years before becoming a member in 2010. Through the years I have worked with the Children's Ministry and have enjoyed getting to know the students while sharing bible based lessons with them.
I have joined the Elder Board and would like to have the opportunity to get to know the other members on a deeper level. I believe the mentorship from the men on the board will help me grow spiritually. My desire is to seek God's direction, as a group, for Oneida's role within our our church and our community so that we can have a positive impact on the growth of His kingdom.
Children's Ministry Director
Hi! I can’t wait to meet you and your children!
I am a fellow Michigander, recently returned to this pure state after many years away. I am a mom of 5 great kids, have my degree in education and am a former teacher. I enjoy playing games, going on walks and hikes, losing myself in a book and being with family and friends!
I am enjoying my role as the new Children’s Director at Oneida Gospel Church. We have had an exciting year planning, preparing, and teaching the children that God has brought to us! I love teaching God’s Word to young hearts. I pray that as they sing, play, craft and listen they would grow in their knowledge and love of our heavenly Father.
You can learn more about our ministry to children here (link).