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RiverOaks Leadership

Lead Pastor - Ricky Jones

23Ricky, Bianca and their four boys moved to Tulsa to plant RiverOaks in January 2006. Before coming to Green country, Ricky worked with Reformed University Fellowship as a campus minister at Mississippi State University and Delta State University.

Ricky grew up in the small town of Dresden, Tennessee and has an unhealthy affinity for Blue Collar Comedy. He went to seminary at R.T.S. in Jackson, Mississippi and received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt.

rjones@riveroakstulsa.com

Executive Pastor - Jonathan Dorst

Dorst Family PictureJonathan was born in Pittsburgh, PA and has lived a number of places on the East Coast and in the Southwest. He and his wife met at Baylor University, got married his last semester, and then went to seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary- Charlotte. After seminary, Jonathan was an Assistant Pastor at two churches in South Carolina and Virginia. In 2003, they moved to Stillwater, OK to plant Grace Church Stillwater (PCA) and lived there for 11 years. In June of 2014, they moved to Tulsa for Jonathan to work at RiverOaks.

Jonathan and Rachel have two children, Madeleine and Eliza, who attend Jenks schools. Jonathan has a degree in music education, plays classical, fingerstyle guitar and has led music at many churches. He is also an avid film fan and is slowly working on an online Masters of Films Studies.

jdorst@riveroakstulsa.com

Church Planting Apprentice - Raul Bermudez

Raul and Yai small Raul Bermudez was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Fort Worth Texas. After High School, he joined the Marines. While serving, the Lord called him into the ministry. After his service, he attended Southwestern AG University, and Regent Seminary. He is ordained in the Southern Baptist Church and has served the church for over ten years. He has served as a missionary providing theological education to Cuban pastors and leaders.

He has worked with diverse organizations in developing Hispanic church leaders in the U.S. and internationally for the past 10 years. His experiences also include: serving as an Adjunct Professor in various seminaries, speaking on Latin missions at various conferences, Hispanic theological education, planting a church, being a senior pastor, and teaching as an undergraduate professor.

He and his wife Yaidelin feel called to serve Tulsa by planting a Hispanic church in the heart of “Little Mexico” (between 21st and 31st near Garnett). They have three children Yaidrelis, Samuel and Vasti. Their family is a mix of Cuban, Puerto Rican and good old fashioned American.

Church Administrator - Jason Averill

Averill family picJason was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He and his wife Esther began attending RiverOaks in 2008 and became members in 2010.  A few years later, in 2012, he graduated with a BS in Biblical and Theological Studies from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  Jason started working part-time at RiverOaks as an administrative assistant in May of 2012 and was promoted to church administrator January 1st, 2013. 

Esther and Jason had their first child, Mykah, late that same year.

jason@riveroakstulsa.com

 

Nursery Coordinator - Shannan Stitt

shannonstitt-bioShannan is a mother of three, so she understands that people have questions regarding childcare at RiverOaks. Please feel free to contact her with any concerns you might have or if you are interested in volunteering in the nursery and she will be more then happy to get back to you.

 


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Ruling Elders

The Elders at RiverOaks lead our church with a "big-picture" vision of our mission and ministry. They wholeheartedly devoted to Christ’s Church, and they seek to serve our congregation and our community by humbly offering their wisdom, their time and energy, and prayer. If you need prayer, wise counsel, or ever just someone to talk with about your struggles, you can’t do better than these men.  Listed below are the men currently serving:

Bill Boyd
David Hall
Greg Marino
Tim Nokes
Adrian Potts

Shepherding Elders

Shepherding Elders focus on the spiritual needs of people in the church. They hold a monthly prayer meeting that is open to anyone who would like to be prayed for, and are available for counsel and visitation.

Bruce Berman
Michael Boyd
Glen Hall, Sr.
Brian O'Hara

Deacons

A Deacon (a word that means servant) carries out the works of mercy and service in the Church. He tends to the poor inside the church and out, and takes care of the church’s financial and practical concerns. He is a man you would feel comfortable talking to if you need help.

Jason Averill
Dan Beisiegel
Eric Burkholder
Jeremy Delay
Bill Faber
Sam Graves
Jack Lee
Evan Moore
Kurt Schmitz
Jay Stevenson
Dixon Williams
Austin Zellner