Jaylin has served as the pastor of Oak Grove Christian Church since 2016. He lives in Oak Grove with his wife, Geena, daughter Lula, and dogs, Karl and Daisy. He is passionate about the local church and seeing people’s lives transformed by the power of the Gospel. He holds a B.A. in Bible/Pastoral Ministry from Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS), Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA), and Master Level Certificate from Freie Theologische Hochschule Giessen (Germany). It is important to him that Christians are empowered to read, understand, and apply the Bible, and he loves to help people on that journey.
Sharon is the worship leader of Oak Grove Christian Church. She graduated from Manhattan Christian College with a degree in Bible/Church Music Administration and Master of Education from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She led numerous music groups while she and her husband served in church ministry. She developed a music program for a Christian school in Macon, MO. When she is not leading the worship team, she teaches online High School Equivalency. She loves to sing, write, create beaded jewelry, and read. Sharon’s family consists of her husband, Russell, adult son, Russ III, and her two canine children, Toby and Tucker.
Pastor to Senior Adults & High School Equivalency Director
Russell is a semi-retired minister and elder of the church. In his "retirement," he offers free adult classes in High School Equivalency (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Naturalization/Citizenship. He also oversees the ministry to our seniors, creating community among the elderly. Russell graduated from Manhattan Christian College with a degree in Pastoral Ministry and Master of Counseling at Liberty University. He is married to Sharon and has one son, Russ III.
Kathy is the youth director of Oak Grove Christian Church. She has been a member of the church since 1994 and has worked with the children and/or youth since that time. She finds joy in working with the young people of the church and believes there is much to learn from them as well as much to give. Kathy is married to Bart. They have five children: Aaron, Lance, Kaleb, Tabitha, and Alex. Kathy currently works at Centerpoint Hospital as a nurse. Her true passion is in serving others, in one form or another. She is assisted with the youth by Doug Drury. Doug is a great example and role-model for our youth.
Karla is the children’s director of Oak Grove Christian Church. She has been involved in both the children and youth programs at the church for many years. She enjoys playing with the kids and going to camp, but most importantly seeing the kids put their faith in Christ. She is very crafty and works at Joann Fabrics. Karla studied Early Childhood Education at Fort Hays State. She is married to Jerry. They have 3 adult children: Megan (m. Jacob Wilde), Amanda (m. Erik Dancy), Ethan (m. Donnaven). She also has five lovely grandchildren.
Brenda has been the secretary of Oak Grove Christian Church since 2012. She lives in Oak Grove with her husband, Doug. She has three boys: Trevor, Jeremy, and Corey. She also runs her own business, Dunn Stitched It, a custom embroidery company. In her spare time, she likes to read and play at the lake with her family.