At Oak Hill Bible Church, Jesus is the Chief Leader and we strive to follow His direction above all (Eph. 1:22, 23). We also have a team of elders to accomplish the vision and provide spiritual direction to the ministries of Jesus's church as the New Testament prescribes (Titus 1:7, Acts 14:23, 1 Tim. 3:1-7). Our elders love God and His church and would love to come alongside you and/or your family and walk with you in the discipleship process.
For the past 10 years, Jason has served on the staff of churches with roles in college ministry, family ministry, discipleship, and as a lead pastor focused on preaching and teaching. He also served on the staff of Young Life. Jason shares his passion for ministry with his wife, Maggie, who also had an extended career with Young Life, has ran children's ministries, as well as taken thirty plus hours in seminary and graduate counseling courses. They are grateful for the abundant blessing of their three children: Marigrace, Faith, and Clark.
A life-long learner, Jason has a MA Theological Studies, MDIV, and MA in Biblical Greek. He studied biblical Hebrew at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem. He has a deep passion for bringing God’s Word to life in a variety of equipping contexts. In addition to local church ministry, Jason is adjunct professor of biblical languages at Grace Biblical Seminary. Walking alongside a church family and helping people grow in their faith, as well as making disciples is what Jason is passionate about.
Jason and Maggie are blessed that the Lord has chosen to bring their family to OHBC. "We are excited and expectant for the Lord to transform this city with the gospel, praying OHBC will do great things for our King!
As an Elder at Oak Hill Bible Church, Todd is passionate about helping young folks find Jesus and grow in knowledge and obedience to him. Todd has been involved in different high school and college ministries for over 20 years.
Todd grew up in a loving Christian home but didn't understand the Gospel until his junior year in college when Todd trusted Jesus as his Savior. After graduation Todd served as an intern at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto California in the college ministry. During this time an amazing young woman came into Todd's life and eventually Todd convinced her to marry him. Todd and Michelle have been married for 25 years and have 13 kids with the three most recent being adopted from China..
For school, Todd attended Vanderbilt University for a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Math, Stanford University for a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering and Dallas Theological Seminar for a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies. Todd also holds three United States patents in microprocessor design.
Rick has been an Elder at Oak Hill Bible Church for many years, faithfully serving and pouring into the lives of this family of faith. He came to faith in Jesus at the age of twenty after attending a Navigators group and hearing the gospel.
He has been involved in teaching Bible Studies, providing pastoral care for the home-bound and giving leadership to youth. He's retired now after a long career working for the State of Texas, but he's as busy as ever.
For fun Rick likes spending time with family, reviewing history and exploring current events. His current passion is teaching the power of God's word by leading people in scripture memory. Rick has been married to his wife Cynthia for 34 years and has four grown sons.
David has a deep desire that all around him believe in Jesus for salvation and grow in their love for Him; living in obedience, gratefulness, and service to Him.
Kyle is passionate about sharing Christ, helping others grow in their walk with Him, and worshipping Him through the gift of music.
At thirteen years old, Kyle understood the weight of his sin and surrendered his life to the following of Christ. When he was fifteen he was called to lead worship for his local youth group, which evolved into leading worship for his church, and eventually turned into a traveling worship band. In addition to leading worship, God called Kyle to lead several youth ministries over the years which gave him a heart for teaching and discipling young people.
Kyle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry Leadership from Moody Bible Institute, and loves to study and ponder theology with fellow believers. Kyle has lived in seven states throughout his life, and considers Texas to be his favorite place to live. Kyle is an avid golfer and loves to coach and compete. He also enjoys creating and admiring art, writing music, shooting guns, and fishing. He loves his beautiful wife of eight years, Ashleigh, and daughter, Miriam, and enjoys spending time and having fun with them.
Shannon moved to Austin in 2007 and it’s where she came to understand that the true meaning, purpose, joy and hope only comes through a relationship with Jesus. She has a passion and deep love for Jesus and God's Word. A heart to serve those in need and point people to the beautiful redemptive love of Jesus.
Shannon is a mother to amazing and loving twin girls, Mary Ryan and Cooper. She and her twins have attended OHBC since 2019 and love calling it their home. Since joining and serving as the Care Team Leader, Shannon has focused on building caring relationships, discovering needs, and offering encouragement to seniors. She feels incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to serve for His glory in this way.
Outside of OHBC, you can find Shannon digging into Bible Studies, spending time with Coop and Mare, thrifting for antiques and recruiting Engineers at H-E-B.
Chelsea grew up in a Christian home and trusted Christ when she was 9 years old. Growing up she lived in several different places including Germany for 4 years. In High School she took two mission trips to Prague, Czech Republic to work with gypsy street children. In College Chelsea’s love for foreign missions, took her to Managua, Nicaragua to work with and share Christ with impoverished families. Although she has a passion for sharing the love of Christ with young children, she chose to pursue a career in nursing. As a nurse the Lord opened up new opportunities for spreading the love of Jesus.
In 2013, Chelsea married the love of her life, James and together they have 2 beautiful boys. They have attended OHBC since 2014 and have found a church to call home. As a family they enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. In her free time she enjoys, reading, baking, cooking, photography and perusing the Erin Condren store to see what stationary and pens she can add to her ever growing collection!
Sarah was born and raised in South Austin. She was brought up in a loving, Christian home with her five siblings. At age six she came to know Jesus as her personal savior while attending AWANA at Oak Hill Bible Church.
Sarah’s parents, John and Cynthia Lindsley have been members at Oak Hill Bible Church for over 30 years and thusly, Sarah herself has been a life-long member.
In early 2012, after graduating from nursing school, Sarah married her high school sweetheart Ben. Since then, they have had three beautiful children together. Sarah continues to work as a nurse and Ben is a firefighter. In their off time, they enjoy spending time together as a family.
Sarah has always felt a calling to help teach and care for some of the youngest attendees at OHBC and has enjoyed being involved in the children’s ministry at our church for several years. She has helped in teaching children’s Sunday School and has now been serving for 4 years as Nursery Director.