Lead Pastor - Ricky Jones
Ricky, 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.
Ethos Church Planter - Beau Berman
Beau Berman was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and, after being involved in ministries in Dallas and Memphis, he moved back to Tulsa after graduating with a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary to plant a new church; however, God had other plans, and Ricky and the session of RiverOaks Presbyterian Church asked Beau to come on staff as a church planting apprentice, with the hopes of planting a daughter church; those hopes have become a reality! Beau planted Ethos Presbyterian Church in January 2013. In February 2014, Ethos officially became a PCA mission church and took their first members.
Beau received his undergrad degree after starting at OU and graduating from Arkansas; he then received a M.A.C.E. from Dallas Seminary before returning 3 years later to obtain the Th.M.
Beau is married to Shannon, and they have three children: Brodie, Sutton and Scout. Beau loves to umpire baseball games, get tortured at spin classes, get to know people in the community, watch documentaries, and cheer on the 48 car every Sunday afternoon.
Executive Pastor - Jonathan Dorst
Jonathan 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.
Church Administrator - Jason Averill
Jason 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.
Nursery Coordinator - Shannan Stitt
Shannan 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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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:
Glen Hall, Sr.