Alex came to Oak Grove in 2010 as the Associate Pastor and began his role as Lead pastor in 2020. He has a B.A. in Bible with emphasis on Preaching and Church Leadership from Johnson University and an MDiv. from Ashland Theological Seminary. Alex has a passion for the missional church, meaning how the church can be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the places we live, work, and play. In his “free time,” Alex enjoys reading, guitar, biking, running, board games, collecting vinyl records, and spending time with his wife Erin and two children, Rivers Miriam and Eben Ezra.
Andy Stoner, Community Life Pastor
Andy and his wife, Anita, live in Northridge area, Springfield, OH. They have two adult daughters, Anne Stroud in Springfield, and Amy Piedmont in Hew Hampshire; they have nine grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Andy received his M.Div. degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in 1977; and Doctor of Ministry degree in Ministry to Families, from Eastern Baptist Seminary, in 1983. Andy has pastored in five congregations, in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. He has also had a career as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and had his own private practice in Ft. Wayne, IN, for 12 years. Andy is serving as Community Life Pastor at Oak Grove.