ELDERS

River Oaks Community Church is led by a Session, comprised of both Teaching and Ruling Elders. The Session provides spiritual oversight on all church matters. They ensure the ministry of evangelism remains the top priority of the church, that the church is organized for the advancement of the gospel, and that the staff, ministries, and team leaders are implementing River Oaks’ mission to reach, build, and send disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our Teaching Elders are Pastors David Beaty, Sonny Flowers, and Andrew Wild. Our Ruling Elders are elected by the members of the church to watch over the spiritual welfare of the congregation. They minister alongside our Teaching Elders in receiving members, encouraging people in their spiritual development, and caring for those they serve. As a representative of the people, the first duty of a Ruling Elder is to represent the mind of Christ.

The following Ruling Elders are currently serving on our Session.

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Charles Barham
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Charlie and his wife, Ann, have been members of River Oaks since 2009. They have served as Small Group leaders and participated in both the Summer Block Party and in a short-term mission trip to Jamaica. Charlie and Ann were instrumental in the development of our Young Adult Ministry.
 
 
Frank Carter
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Frank Carter has been a member of River Oaks since we began in 1999 and he has served on the Session before. He has worked closely with the Administrative Team and has invested many hours in the ministry of our Presbytery. Frank and his wife, Kit, have an adult daughter. They currently lead a small group at the church.
 
 
Jeff Deadwyler
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Jeff and his wife, Heather, have been with River Oaks since our first year and have a young daughter, Lexi. Jeff has participated in our Summer Block Parties, Noah’s Ark, prayer, and usher ministries. Jeff has spent many hours working on technology for our church and participated in a short-term mission trip to Northern India. Jeff and Heather are also active in the River Oaks Small Groups.
 
 
Steve Minnich
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Steve Minnich and his wife, Michelle have been members of River Oaks since 2001. Steve has led our church Stewardship Team and has served in a variety of children’s and adult ministries. Steve and Michelle have three children, lead an adult small group together, and are actively involved with several of our local ministry partners. In his free time, Steve enjoys coaching his sons’ baseball teams, watching his daughter play soccer, and running.
 
 
Ken Pawlowski
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Ken and his wife, Lori, have been part of River Oaks since 2000 and have two adult sons, Michael and Steven. Ken has served as the Ministry Team Leader for our Usher Ministry for several years. He and Lori lead a Small Group in their home. Ken was instrumental in the planning and building of our facility while serving on the ROCC Building Team.
 
 
Paul Scott
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Paul and his wife, Betsy, have been part of River Oaks for the past ten years, serving in a variety of children’s and adult ministries. Currently, Paul serves as a ROCC Youth leader, providing oversight to our middle school and high school ministries. Paul and Betsy have four children, ranging from high school to elementary school. When they are not at church or attending their children’s sporting events, Paul and Betsy enjoy going to the beach or lake, fishing, and anything centered around family time.
 
 
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