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  • Oaks Church | Red Oak, TX | Pastor Kate

    MEET PASTOR KATE About Kate Guajardo Kate’s family: In 2009 I married my best friend, Aaron. Since then we’ve added the greatest kids to our family; Penelope, Silas, and our new edition, Eleanora. Ministry Role: I serve as the Pastor of Oaks Kids by leading and developing the weekly service and events. Oaks Kids is for kids ages 0 to 5th grade. Regular order at Starbucks: I like to change it up. Pike’s Place, Vanilla Latte, Caramel Macchiato, and Flat Whites are all in my regular rotation. Favorite movies: I really don’t like rewatching movies unless it’s Disney classics or my absolute favorite, You’ve Got Mail. Favorite Sports: College Football. Favorite Band/Music: I have 2 Spotify playlists: Bethel Worship & Disney. Favorite Books: Loving Your Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk & Anonymous by Alicia Chole. Favorite TV Shows: Lost, King of Queens, and This is Us. Favorite scripture: Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” People who inspire me: I am fascinated by people who spend a lifetime devoted to God’s call on their life. I love to hear the stories of a life well lived! Weird quirks: I really love connecting with people. So if I run into someone I haven’t seen in a really long time, I feel the need to approach them and remind them how they know me. I’ve embarrassed myself more times than I’d like to admit when people don’t reciprocate with the same excitement I have to reconnect with them. One thing that most people don’t know about me: Aaron and I were youth pastors for 8 years at a bilingual church in New Mexico. So I like to think I can speak Spanish, pero hablo solomente poquito Español. When and where I got saved: Just about every week in Children’s Church. Least Favorite Thing to Do: I really do not like hanging out at the mall (at least not since 8th grade). Hidden talent: I like to think that I know all the lyrics to songs. If I don’t I just make them up. What makes me laugh: My kids. They say the funniest things and don’t even know it!

  • Oaks Church | Red Oak, TX | Pastor Mark

    MEET PASTOR MARK About Mark Brewer Mark’s family: I married Melanie on August 21, 1993. We have 2 sons, Ethan (wife Haley), and Mason; and a daughter, Ella. I’m also Pops to Kylea, Alessia, and Valentina. Dream vacation: Unearthly – The moon. Earthly – Three-week discovery trip into the jungles of India. Regular order at Starbucks: Grande iced Americano. Favorite movies: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – dreams. Magnificent Seven – chivalry. Armageddon – sacrifice. Nacho Libre – purpose. People I would like to meet: Kubla Khan and John Adams…Oh, you mean living people… One thing that most people don’t know about me: I read science books for fun. Been in ministry since: 1990. When and where did I get saved: Oak Cliff A/G 1989. Favorite singer: Roy Orbison. Life-changing moment: Melanie came out of the bathroom and said look at this…What is it?, I said…She said, look at it…All I could see was a little white stick with a plus sign on it…It changed my life. Fears: Hmm…That someone will misunderstand me. ​ Favorite book: Tale of Two Cities and The Minister’s Black Veil. Quirks: Making up words and weird noises. ​ In my spare time I… play with my kids, hang out with my wife, study health/wellness/fitness stuff, read like crazy and run adventure races. Favorite actor: James Stewart. Favorite actress: Audrey Hepburn. ​ Least favorite food: Cooked spinach. What makes me laugh? I love to laugh at real life stuff; people falling down, messing stuff up, you know, things you see on America’s funniest home videos. The most exotic place I’ve ever been to: Jakarta, Indonesia and the surrounding islands. The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done: Married Melanie…By far, hands down! My heroes: My Dad and Mom – tie. Least favorite thing to do: Reconcile receipts.

  • Oaks Church | Red Oak, TX | Dream Team

    Thank you for being a part of the Dream Team! We are honored that you would use your gifts to serve here at Oaks Church. We have a special Dream Team Night planned just for you. Click the button below to save your seat! RSVP HERE JOIN THE DREAM TEAM Ready to be a part of the Dream Team, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we have the answer! Growth Track is the on-ramp to everything we do here at Oaks Church, including serving! This Track happens every Sunday during the second service. You can find out more about Growth Track and get signed up by clicking the button below. GROWTH TRACK

  • Oaks Church | Red Oak, TX | Pastor Joey

    MEET PASTOR JOEY About Joseph Alcala Nick Name: Joey. My mom called me: Mijo (my son, my dear). Joey’s family: I am married to Stacey Elizabeth Alcala, and we have two daughters – Isabella Marie (Isa) and Alexandrea Kathleen (Aly). Ministry Role: I serve as the NextGen pastor for Oaks Church. I provide leadership and oversight to our Kids, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, which disciple Kids ages 0-5th grade, Students 6th -12th grade and Young Adults ages 18-30. I have an amazing staff that makes my job incredible! Dream vacation: I would love to go to Spain and watch Barcelona FC play real football (SOCCER), and then travel to Ireland before a visit to Scotland. Regular order at Starbucks: Grande Americano. Favorite movies: Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, Hoosiers, Pistol Pete, Amazing Grace, Elf, Newsies, Hook. Favorite scripture: 1 Peter 2:11-12 “Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” Things that fascinate me: Sociology and Technology People who inspire me are: My Family, Missionaries, William Wilberforce, Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln, Greg Popovich. Previous jobs: Starbucks Store Manager, Master’s Commission International President, Master’s Commission USA Discipleship Director, Executive Pastor at Relevant Life Church, Associate Spiritual Formation Pastor at The Oaks Fellowship. One thing that most people don’t know about me: I have been a juggling clown at the Arizona State Fair three times. I’ve been in ministry since: 1998. When and where did I got saved: I was saved at the Austin Texas Church of Glad Tidings in Children’s Church at the age of three. Music that moves me: Acoustic Worship and Ballads. Favorite singers or band: George Strait, Tenth Avenue North, Keith Green, and NeedToBreathe. Peeves: Rudeness. Life-changing moments: My life has been changed by my Wedding Day, the births of my girls and the day God called me into the ministry at age 12 at Roaring Springs Youth Camp. Hidden talent: I can trim my girls’ hair! Sport I’m not good at: Skateboarding. Fears: That I will sleep through my alarm! Favorite books: The Bible, Wooden: Life Observations, The Divine Conspiracy, Leadership and Self-Deception, Start With Why, Oh, the Places You’ll Go. In my spare time I… hangout with my family, go to the movies, watch soccer and read books of all kinds. Favorite TV shows: Sports Center, Ultimate Fighter and Duck Dynasty. Favorite actor: Matt Damon and Mel Gibson. What makes me laugh: My wife, my girls and Jimmy Fallon. Weird Quirk: I periodical burst out in random made up songs. I call this “WillyWonka-ing! The most exotic place I’ve ever been to: Kauai or Jamaica The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done: I have repeatedly repelled down a 150ft building. My hero: Jesus and My Dad. Least favorite thing to do: Running just to run!

  • Oaks Church | Red Oak, TX | SW Leadership

    Scott Wilson Leadership Bio For more than 30 years, Scott Wilson grew Oaks Church into a thriving local ministry with high global impact. Under his leadership, the Oaks has served thousands of families in the South Dallas area and has raised up and sent out hundreds of successful leaders, both nationally and internationally. Having seen the valuable impact of providing a spiritual covering to many church leaders, Scott founded The Father Initiative to raise up spiritual fathers and mothers with a vision that every pastor should have spiritual parents. He also founded Ready Set Grow , a ministry to help churches breakthrough their growth barriers by sharing his own experience and best-in-class partners. Scott has written many books and is a sought-after speaker on personal, spiritual and organizational growth and leadership. Scott and his wife, Jenni, have been married since 1990 and have three sons and two daughters-in-law: Dillon and Holly, Hunter and Emily, and Dakota. CONSULTING REQUEST

  • Oaks Church | Red Oak, TX | Lead Pastors

    MEET PASTORS CHRIS + CARA 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.

  • Oaks Church | Red Oak, TX | Pastor Connie

    MEET PASTOR CONNIE About Connie Koehl Connie's family: I am married to Mark Koehl; we have three daughters and 4 grandsons; Dusty Marks (husband Will) and their sons Truitt, Myles, and Frankie. Stormy Martin (husband Jeremy) and their sons Hollis and Ezra, and Kary Groce (husband Jackie), and their son Luke and their daughter Ella. Ministry Role: I serve as the Pastor of Powerhouse, our before and after school program. We have five locations serving kids in Kindergarten – 6th Grade. Dream Vacation: Two weeks in Hawaii exploring different islands. Regular order at Starbucks: Hot Caramel Macchiato. Favorite movies: Newest – Lion and Wonder, Oldest the original Parent Trap and Overboard (I love movies with a happy ending). Things that fascinate me: Dreams, different personalities and grand-babies. People I would like to meet: Oprah Winfrey. One thing that most people don’t know about me: I love to play basketball. When and where I got saved: 1988 at Crosby Methodist Church. Favorite Singer: Kari Jobe.

  • Oaks Church | Red Oak, TX | Powerhouse

    Powerhouse BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE Powerhouse is a child care provider that is state-licensed. We were founded in 1998, and since then, we have grown to four locations: Red Oak, Lancaster, Cedar Hill, and Waxahachie Middle. Our staff is eager to share the love of Jesus Christ with every child. Powerhouse is committed to providing a loving, caring, and safe environment that helps your child grow. PARENT PORTAL CONTACT US TUITION Growing generations that transform communities. Parent Resources Tuition District Calendar Parent Handbook FAQ More Resources Additional Information Parent Portal Our Parent Portal payment feature is the easiest and most convenient way to make a Powerhouse payment towards your account. Here are some simple steps to launch your parent portal and make payments. Go to . parentportal.runsandbox.com Click “Create Account” and sign in with the email on file with your Powerhouse campus. Receive a confirmation code to that email and choose a password. Save information to your browser for easy access and view your parent portal dashboard. Use the settings tab to add a payment type towards your child’s account for easy payments or auto-withdrawal. Use this feature at any time to view your child’s information, update your contact information, and make payments 24/7. Please email if you encounter any errors or have questions regarding the Parent Portal and our payment system. powerhouse@oaks.church CCA Through federal, state, and local funding, CCA is available to provide temporary financial aid for low-income families. We accept CCA for qualified families. Update my Information You can access your Parent Portal to update your information and see the current balance on your account. You must use the email on file in your ProCare account when setting up your portal. If you need further instructions on setting up your Parent Portal, or need assistance on another matter please contact your Site Leader. here Contact Us WE'RE HERE TO SERVE YOU! Cedar Hill MARTI SMITH, SITE COORDINATOR MARTHA.SMITH@OAKS.CHURCH (469) 523-2200 129 W. WINTERGREEN RD CEDAR HILL, TX 75105 Waxahachie BRETT RODGERS, SITE SUPV PHKIDSWX@GMAIL.COM (469) 719-9601 3295 HWY. 77 WAXAHACHIE, TX 75165 Lancaster KIANNA KESSLER, SITE SUPV PHKIDSLC@GMAIL.COM (469) 727-2010 950 S I-35E LANCASTER, TX 75146 Red Oak JOEY HOOD, SHIFT SUPV JOSEPH.HOOD@OAKS.CHURCH (469) 218-1373 777 S I-35E RED OAK, TX 75154 Leadership Team CONNIE KOEHL POWERHOUSE PASTOR CONNIE.KOEHL@OAKS.CHURCH (469) 218-1292 OAKS CHURCH

  • Oaks Church | Red Oak, TX | Splash Party

    Water Baptism AN OUTWARD EXPRESSION OF AN INWARD DECISION Congratulations, it’s time to celebrate together! Water Baptism is a public celebration of your decision to follow Jesus. That’s a BIG DEAL! In the Bible, Jesus tells anyone who follows Him to get baptized in water. Because of that, here at Oaks Church, we encourage everyone who has decided to follow Jesus to get baptized. If you’re ready to take this step, don’t wait! Click the button below to sign up for the next Splash Party! SIGN UP Why should I get baptized?

  • Oaks Church | Red Oak, TX | Global

    Global Ministry SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY NEAR & AFAR. Oaks Church is all about Growing Generations that Transform Communities. We believe that is what God has called and equipped us to do locally. And we believe that is what He has called and equipped us to do globally. We do our very best to say “yes” to the things that align with what the Lord has called us to do, even if that means having to say “no” to incredible, God-initiatied opportunities that fall outside of his assignment for us. As one missionary writer once said, “If everything is mission, nothing is mission.” Looking to partner? ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE, BUT TOGETHER WE CAN DO MUCH! If you are interested in partnering with us, please take a moment to click the button below and fill out a very brief (2 minute) survey to allow us to get to know you a little bit. PARTNERSHIP SURVEY