With only one full time paid staff, the heart and soul of Oasis Church is all of our amazing volunteers. The following are just a few of those who make Oasis what it is today. Our leaders try to live by the following saying of Jesus in Matthew 20:26: Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.
Dave worked 26 years in Family Court as a probation officer and mediator. He attended Liberty Seminary, and got the idea to start Oasis Church while eating Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream at his dining room table. At that time, Oasis was simply an online singles ministry.
Vince is a teaching pastor, and along with Lilly, his dear wife, also lovingly oversee our pastoral care & prayer ministry at Oasis. He has served our church family since 2010.
Don serves an an elder and worship director at Oasis. As the son of a preacher, he was raised in a very musical household with seven brothers and one sister, and they all played musical instruments. Don later went on to be the drummer for the Grammy Award winning group…The Fugees, opening opportunities for him…
Chris has been serving with Oasis near its beginning, and oversees all its systems. He is also putting his MBA from Rutgers to good use. He and his lovely new bride, Raquel McCoy Gonzalez, and their 2 precious kids reside in Scotch Plains.
Sam is an elder at Oasis and has been with us almost from the start. He has tirelessly and admirably served as Youth Director, leader at WB and Campus Coordinator for ROC. One of our Pastors in Training (PITS), he is currently serving as Campus Coordinator Pastor at Oasis Church-Union.
Stephen serves as Campus Pastor/Coordinator at Rutgers Oasis Church (ROC), and also founded and helps faciltate an addictions support group called LIGHT. He is also one of our Pastors in Training (PITS).
Jon is a passionate believer in Jesus. He has been attending Oasis since 2013, and currently serves as Youth Director, in addition to speaking at times on Sunday Mornings at our different locations. He is currently in our Pastor in Training (PIT) program and is going through pastoral licensing through the C&MA.
John has been attending Oasis since 2015, and serves as an Elder on our Leadership Team. John is married to Mary, and they have three wonderful adult children.We refer to John as “Macgyver” because he is our go to person when something needs fixing. Multi-talented, he can basically fix anything.
Josh serves as Youth Worship Leader at Oasis, and also helps wherever needed with our campus ministries,
An avid and talented woodworker and illusionist, Hal, a Messianic believer in Yeshua, graduated from Northeastern Bible College in Essex Fells NJ with a BA in Church Planting & Biblical Studies. He serves as a trust Elder on our Team.
Lydia graduated with high honors from Kean University with a BA in Early Childhood Education. She has taught elementary and pre-school age kids for over 20 years, and faithfully serves as our Oasis Kids Coordinator.