Pastor of Discipleship
Wes serves as the Associate Pastor and the Discipleship & Missions Pastor.
He has earned a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Biblical Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary specializing in Youth, Family, & Culture).
Living out the call of Jesus to make disciples and be witnesses in the world through discipleship and missions, and helping equip the local church to do the same drives Wes in his role. His favorite part of the job is getting to relate and walk with OU members at all stages of life from kids to senior adults. He also feels blessed to have the incredible privilege of teaching, preaching, and leading in this community.
His hobbies include fitness, outdoor activities, and reading. He is a huge fan of The Office!
Chris serves as the Lead Pastor at OU.
He has earned a Masters from Candler School of Theology and a Doctorate from Duke Divinity School.
Seeing people discover the life that really is life as they encounter the mercy and hope of Christ afresh and begin the work of aligning their story with God’s story drives him in this role. He loves that the Church is one of the few institutions that works with people “from womb to tomb.” He loves to be part of building up a community of people from every generation and sector (small business owners, educators, politicians, health care providers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, real estate brokers) who are eager to integrate life, faith, and work/school for the common good.
Chris’ hobbies include reading, mountain biking, cooking, and traveling - especially to the mountains! He loves spending quality time with his wife and kids.
Thomas serves as the College Pastor at OU.
He has earned his Bachelors in Business Administration: Human Resource Management from the University of Mississippi and a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.
His faith came alive in college because people poured into him. He is driven by helping college students experience the same thing! His favorite parts of the job are seeing people grow to the point of serving others and the staff culture at OU.
His hobbies include tending to his cattle farm, playing tennis and pickleball, and writing music.