Church Staff


  • Rev. Rich Myers, Pastor

    After receiving Jesus Christ’s free gift of eternal life at the age of twelve, I spent several years in and out of church.  During High School and College I began to seek to really grow in my faith.  During this time I was challenged by men and women of faith to not just be a church member, but be a follower of Jesus Christ.  I began to grow spiritually.  After graduating from College and beginning to work, I began to sense God leading me to full time Christian service.  I struggled with this call for about a year.  After praying diligently, I felt led to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  During this time I began working as a Youth Minister and then as an Associate Pastor.  After seminary I was blessed to be married and have two daughters while working in various ministry positions.  In 1999, the Lord called my family and I to Oak Grove Baptist Church.  We are grateful to serve here and pray for God’s leadership every day. 

     rmyers@oakgrovebaptist.org 

  • Rev. Scott Crump, Youth Pastor

    Education:  Business Marketing: Mars Hill College; University of North Carolina at Charlotte

     

    I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC.  My Godly parents encouraged me, my brother, and sisters to go to church every time we could.  During my childhood, I was very active in sports and much of my time was spent on the ball field or watching the Redskins, Gilligan's Island, or the Tar Heels on TV.  However, I felt  there was something that I was missing in life.  It was during my teenage years that I realized God had a plan for me and it started with my relationship with Jesus.  The Lord has given me a passion for ministering to young people and seeing them receive Jesus as their personal Savior.  God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, Dana, and three children, Zach, Ethan, and Caroline who share in my ministry.

     scott@oakgrovebaptist.org 

  • Jennifer Gaddy, Children's Director

    I have been the Children's Director at Oak Grove Baptist since 2011.  I am happily married to Travis Gaddy, who also assists me with my responsibilities.  We have two young daughters.  In my spare time I like to travel, and spend time with my family and friends. 

     

    As Children's Director, I strive to provide an environment in which children are not only safe, but also taught and encouraged to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

     

    The Goal of this ministry is to lead children to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and accept Him as their Savior. 

     jennifer@oakgrovebaptist.org 

  • Doug NeSmith, Music Director

    Music has always been a part of my life. From 6th grade band, the saxophone was my instrument of choice. That love of music took me down the path of wanting to become a band director. Not until my sophomore year of college did I recognize a love for singing outside of the shower. After graduating from college, I came to Parkwood High and Middle where I became the band director. It was at Parkwood that I would meet my soulmate Cathy.  With Cathy having been a past member of Oak Grove, we started attending church here and in 1997, we were married.  I immediately joined the choir and started using all that hot air my band students said I was full of. When the choir director’s position became open, I was hesitant to apply, even though I knew God had equipped me for such an occasion. But as time went on, I felt stronger and stronger that I wanted to fill the need our church was facing. God has since blessed me to work with and be a part of the best choir around!  My guiding principal is that the music we perform always points people back to the greatness, mercy, and glory of God.    

     doug@oakgrovebaptist.org 

  • Brenda Hilton, Organist

    I have been a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church since 1954, two years before the church purchased their first organ.  I have played both the organ and piano, off-and-on, since the mid-1950's.  Part of the time I served as a regular instrumentalist, and sometimes filled in as a substitute.  In addition to the regular services, I have also played for weddings and many funerals. 

     

    I believe music heard in the church can be a message in itself.  I truly enjoy this sacred music so much.  In addition to being the organist & pianist, I also sing in the wonderful Oak Grove Choir!  

     

    You can contact Brenda by stopping by the organ on Sunday morning, or at choir practice on Wednesday night.