Pastor Shawn Barr

Shawn was born and raised on a small farm in South Florida. When he was seven years old, he was invited to Sunday school by a neighbor who took part in a church bus ministry. He eventually became a Christ follower there and a few years later God called him to the ministry. Then he began an extensive Bible education attending Baptist Bible College in Missouri, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Virginia, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois and Liberty University in Virginia where he received his Doctor of Ministry degree. Over the years Shawn has also served as Director of Children's Ministry, Director of Youth Ministries and Director of Outreach. Shawn has been in several mission trips in Romania, Brazil, Haiti, England and has Co-hosted a trip to Israel. He has been married to his wife Debora since 2003 and God has blessed them with a son, Jared. Together, they share their passion for ministry and are privileged to serve the Lord at OBC.

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Sue Higham

Financial Secretary

Sue joined the staff at Oakwood in February 2015 after serving as a volunteer for more than two years. She has served in a number of churches through the years and has also served as a missionary in China. She is married to Sonny.  

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