Dr. Shawn Barr

Senior Pastor

Dr. Shawn was called to be the Senior Pastor of Oakwood in March, 2018. He has 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. Dr. Shawn has been in several mission trips in Romania, Brazil, Haiti, England and has Co-hosted a trip to Israel. He is married to Debora 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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Jay Johnson

Director, Worship Ministry

Jay joined the staff at Oakwood in January 2019. He has taught for many years at Public Schools, including White Knoll High School where he as the Director of Choral Activities. He also has served in a number of churches through the years. He is married to DeAnna.

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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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