LEADERSHIP

STAFF

Jeff Ramsey

Pastor

I grew up in a church plant as a kid, but when I moved to North Carolina, wanted nothing to do with the one church plant I knew about here. God, through many circumstances only he could orchestrate, changed my mind on all of this. That church plant – Hope Community Church – really changed my life. And as a part of my involvement there, we started a ministry called ‘hungry?’ seeking to reach the next generation with the gospel. Eventually, we felt like the best way to accomplish what God had called us to was to plant a church, and hence, Oak City Church was born.

Email: jeff@oakcitychurch.com

Samantha Edwards

Children and Family Ministries Director

Connections Director

I am a proud West Virginian, but spent most of my childhood in Mooresville, NC before moving to Raleigh to attend NC State University. Go Wolfpack! It was there that I began a relationship with Jesus. I have spent the better part of the past 20 years serving in college, student, and children’s ministry. I love speaking into these age groups and helping introduce them to a God who can, and wants, to change the course of their life forever, just like He did mine. I am a proud mom to the sweetest little foster daughter you will ever meet and one overgrown golden doodle, named Barnabas.

Email: sam@oakcitychurch.com

Jake Taylor

Worship Pastor

I grew up in the foothills of North Carolina in a small town called Connelly Springs. Being in rural North Carolina, it’s just a part of life to attend your local Baptist church. My foundation for knowing who Jesus is and what He had done for me was established there. It was there I first believed the gospel, but it wasn’t until late high school and into college that I depended on the gospel for who I am. I moved to Raleigh in the early 2000’s to attend NC State University. My experience there with Cru helped develop my passion for leading worship through music. I would soon meet a girl from Meredith College and eventually marry her. (I married way out of my league.) We have 2 daughters, Liv & Eva.  We are passionate about adoption/orphan care, and seeing the gospel advanced throughout the country of India.  During the week I work in the operating room as a physician assistant. I love where God has me in life right now, balancing my time shredding with a guitar or a scalpel. Ok that was cheesy.

Tiffany Olsen

Communications Director

Tiffany grew up just outside of Raleigh, and graduated with a Mass Communication degree from Campbell University. After moving back to the area in 2010, Oak City was the first church she visited, and knew right away it was home. She is married to Ben, and the mother of Isabelle and Evangeline. Though she may seem quiet at first, she will gladly talk at length about current events, whatever podcast she is bingeing, and the finer details of her favorite TV shows and books.

ELDERS

Jeff Ramsey

I grew up in a church plant as a kid, but when I moved to North Carolina, wanted nothing to do with the one church-plant I knew about here. God, through many circumstances only he could orchestrate, changed my mind on all of this. That church plant – Hope Community Church – really changed my life.  And as a part of my involvement there, we started a ministry called ‘hungry?’ seeking to reach the next generation with the gospel. Eventually, we felt like the best way to accomplish what God had called us to was to plant a church, and hence, Oak City Church was born.

Email: jeff@oakcitychurch.com

Ken Cantrell

My wife, Mika, and I married on Jan 1, 1994 — January 1st means I have no excuse to forget the anniversary date. We have two kids, Gabriel (born in 2002) and Nicole (born in 2000). Nicole desperately wants a horse, but we’ve settled for two cats.

Email: kaelius@gmail.com

Nate Anderson

I’m a Raleigh transplant from the great state of Oregon, but came to Raleigh to marry my wife, Megan. We’ve been at Oak City from the start and have added three girls to our mix since — Grace, Ella, and Molly. I’m passionate about evangelism and seeing people’s lives transformed because of the power of the Gospel.

Email: Coming soon