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MEET PASTORS CHRIS + CARA

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About Chris and Cara Railey

Chris and Cara Railey are the Lead Pastors at Oaks Church located in Red Oak, TX. They’ve been in full-time ministry for over 20 years. Chris and Cara have a rich history with Oaks Church, going back 13 years when they were the first directors of The Oaks School of Leadership. 
 
Later, Chris and Cara pastored New Community Church in Mesquite, TX, a church Oaks Church helped parent. Then they transitioned to the Assemblies of God home office and led the Church Multiplication Network (CMN) in Springfield, Missouri. They are incredibly passionate about developing leaders and multiplying the Church.  
 
Chris graduated from Evangel University with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, and went on to receive his M.A. in Counseling, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Organizational Leadership from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.  Cara graduated from Evangel University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.Ed. in Reading.

Fun facts about Chris and Cara

When and where I got saved: (Chris)  I was 5 years old at a kids crusade in Lakeland Florida. (Cara) I got saved in my grandad’s office when I was 5.


Regular order at Starbucks: (Chris) Grande Americano with cream. (Cara) Breve latte.


People that inspire me: (Chris) Church Planters. (Cara) Military.


The one thing that most people don’t know about me: (Chris) I like watching HGTV. (Cara) I love classic rock n roll.


Weird quirks: (Cara) I don’t like drinking out of a glass without a straw.


Least favorite thing to do: (Cara) I hate to go to bed late.


Hidden talent: (Chris) Blowing bubbles off my tongue. (Cara) Planning days at Disney.


What makes me laugh: (Chris) Will Ferrell movies. (Cara) Awkwardness.


Biggest fear: (Chris) Dancing in public. (Cara) Snakes.


Favorite Movies: (Chris) Field of Dreams specifically, spy movies in general. (Cara) Father of the Bride.


Favorite Scripture: (Chris) Joshua 3:5. (Cara) John 13:34.


Favorite Sports: (Chris) Baseball, Football, Basketball, Golf (Cara) Baseball, football and basketball.


Favorite Music/Band/Singers: (Chris) Hillsong Worship, Elevation Worship, Mumford and Sons, George Ezra (Cara) Steve Miller Band.


Favorite Books: (Chris) Mere Christianity. (Cara) Mark of the Lion Series.


Favorite TV Shows: (Chris) College Game-day, Seinfeld, anything on HGTV. (Cara) Friends.


Favorite Actor/Actress: (Chris) Owen Wilson. (Cara) Adam Sandler.