Leadership Team

Senior Pastor

In search of a senior pastor.

Phil Oakley

Associate Pastor

Phil grew up in Roxboro, NC and came to Winston Salem in 1970 to get his his education at Wake Forest University.  He then went to Texas for 3 years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. After graduation, He married Beth and they began their ministry together.  Phil has served as Senior Pastor in three churches, spent 9 years as the Director of MIssions in Morganton, NC and served for 20 years as a Missionary in West Africa. He and Beth always thought they might retire in Winston Salem when the time came.  It was an easy decision when two of their three daughters married and settled in the area. That allowed four of the seven grandsons to be close by. He is grateful to be able to serve in the community and continue to seek to be used of God to build HIs Kingdom here and around the world.


Luke Bates

Senior Praise and Worship Leader

Luke leads the church congregation in corporate worship on Sunday Mornings and oversees special musical and technical groups throughout the church including Griffith Choir, the AV Team, the Worship Leadership Team, etc. Luke received his bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Music in 2017 from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee and has since led worship in many venues. His most notable experience was leading worship on a trip through the heart of Israel. While in college, Luke met Abby and dated for 4 years. After they had both graduated, they chose to get married in the fall of 2018. Luke love’s the great outdoors and always finds time to run, hike, and enjoy a good game of disc golf. He also has a strong interest in concert stage lighting and studied this profession while in school.

Scott Park

Family Life Pastor

Scott has been married to his lovely wife, Sarah, for 18 years and has 3 boys.  Scott grew up around the world as a military brat where he experienced life in a variety of different cultures.  He received his BA in French from Texas Tech University.  While attending TTU, Scott grew in his relationship with the Lord and sensed God’s calling to serve in overseas missions.  Scott went on to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he studied Missiology.  After having served as a youth pastor in a Korean church, Scott and Sarah served with the International Mission Board, SBC for 12 years. During this time, Scott received his MA in Human Services in Counseling from Liberty University.  Scott also enjoys spending time with his family, running, playing soccer, hiking, playing the guitar/piano, and coffee!