MEET OUR TEAM
Our ministry team is our whole church, but here are a few of the people equipping us to serve.
I am currently the director of the Michigan Dyslexia Institute (MDI) and retired from the Michigan State Police where I was employed for 31 years in the Communications Division.
My wife Linda and I have been married for almost 49 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. My formal commitment to Christ was made in June of 1972 while visiting my brother-in-law and sister-in-law in Kentucky. My brother-in-law was an ordained minister and was instrumental in helping me with my decision. Through the years, I have continued with involvement in church leadership and committees. 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 four children, a son-in-law, two 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.
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