Living To Serve Him

STEPHEN DERVANLEAD PASTOR
Originally from Albany, Georgia, Stephen grew up in a broken home where church attendance wasn’t a priority. He came to faith in Christ as a teenager and felt a call to the ministry soon thereafter. He married his high school sweetheart Rebecca and God has blessed them with 5 children (Cade 13, Cole 11, Casen 6, Carrington 6, and Caylor 2).

He has been in full time ministry for 17 years where he has served churches in Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. Passionate about teaching God’s Word in a way that connects people to Christ, he believes that the local church is God’s plan A to reach the World. He is passionate about sharing his faith, making disciples, and equipping others to do the same. He has his Master of Divinity from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary.

stephen@oakhillchurch.com

SPENCER JOHNSONPASTOR OF ADMINISTRATION / SENIOR ADULTS
Spencer married his high school sweetheart, Karen back in January 1972, so they have enjoyed many years of serving the Lord together. He surrendered to the call of God on his life at the age of 27 and spent his first year of ministry in Alabama. He returned to his home church in south Atlanta where he served in various support roles for 15 years. It was then that God burdened his heart to be a lead pastor so he spent 22 years in Brunswick, GA fulfilling that call of God. In 2017 he and Karen moved back to the south Atlanta area where his desire was to support a young pastor in a growing and thriving ministry. After visiting several good churches, God fulfilled that desire as a local businessman enthusiastically invited them to “his church”, Oak Hil Baptist Church, in November, 2017. After one visit, they knew this was the church God wanted them to attend. Nine months later, God opened the door of opportunity for him to serve as a Pastor of Administration and Senior Adults.

Spencer and Karen have four children and 15 grandchildren, 7 of which have been adopted out of the DCFS system. They love serving both students and adults of all ages and are passionate about the ministry of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

spencer@oakhillchurch.com

JOHN NANCEMINISTER OF PASTORAL CARE
John serves as our Minister of Pastoral Care, and has been on staff at Oak Hill since 2001. John strives to always be the “hands and feet” of Jesus in his care for the adult Membership and prospects of Oak Hill. His responsibilities also include Hospital, Nursing Home and Hospice visits and ministries.

john@oakhillchurch.com

RAYMOND CARRILLOCHILDREN'S PASTOR
Raymond has been on staff at Oak Hill since June 2016 and was recently announced as the new Children’s Pastor. With a bachelors in Christian Worldview and the pursuit of his Mdiv. at Luther Rice Seminary, Raymond has a passion to see the kids at Oak Hill grow closer to the image of Christ. Originally from California, he and his wife Joi are the parents to their sweet twins Elijah and Eleni.

On any given day you can see Raymond enjoying some of his favorite hobbies which include enjoying a quality film, a good book and coffee (yes, he considers coffee drinking a hobby).

raymond@oakhillchurch.com

HUNTER OTTAssistant to STUDENT PASTOR
Hunter grew up in Fayetteville GA and was a student at Oak Hill. In high school, Hunter felt a call for ministry and spent 3 summers as an intern at Oak Hill with the Student Ministry. He graduated from Point University in 2016 with a degree in Biblical Studies and a minor in Youth and Family Ministry. Shortly thereafter he joined the staff at Oak Hill as the Assistant Student Pastor. Hunter strives to have a positive impact on students lives with the gospel and to connect them to Christ.

hunter@oakhillchurch.com

TRENT DAVISNEXT GEN PASTOR
Born in Stockbridge, and raised throughout Henry County, Trent is thankful to have been raised in a loving Christian home. While in high school, Trent was very involved in the ministry of his local church, and quickly felt called to serve students full time. While pursuing his Bachelor’s in Religious Theology / Student Ministries, he met his wife Elissa. They have been married for 12 years and have two wonderful boys, Presley and Zayne.

Trent and Elissa have been serving students and young adults in multiple capacities for the past 13 years. Apart from serving his family and students, Trent enjoys working out, eating eggs, drinking coffee, and going for walks with his wife and boys.

trent@oakhillchurch.com

BEN HUNLEYPASTOR OF WORSHIP AND ARTS
Ben grew up in Warner Robins, GA. He came to trust Christ at age 14 through the ministry of the local church. He married Leia in 2003 and they have been richly blessed with 6 children (Maddie, Emma, Luke, Kate, Will, and Charley).

He has been in ministry since 2006 and has served at Oak Hill since July 2020. He loves seeing God’s people respond in worship. Worship doesn’t just happen inside the church. Worship is submitting our lives in humble obedience. He loves helping others grow in obedience and sharing Jesus as he makes new friends.

ben@oakhillchurch.com

Support Staff
Suzanne Pitts – Preschool Minister – suzanne@oakhillchurch.com
Jodi Kemler – Financial Secretary – jodi@oakhillchurch.com
Rebecca Gibbs – Facility & Office Manager – Rebecca@oakhillchurch.com
Ken Couch – AV Director – ken@oakhillchurch.com
Shelly Liles – Receptionist & Office Support – shelly@oakhillchurch.com