Randy Bain: Senior Pastor
Pastor Randy has joyously served as senior pastor at Oakland since July 1, 2005. He married his high school sweetheart, Darlene. They have two children (Tonya and Ryan) and two grandchildren (Gavin and Addison) who reside in Somerset County. Randy received his seminary and doctorate degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. Pastor Randy’s passion is to share the saving grace of Jesus with those who have never heard or have somehow missed it. His vision for Oakland and the entire Johnstown area is to see everyone come to know Jesus as Lord, grow in the transforming power of the Spirit, and be sent out as passionate and compassionate followers of Jesus.
Jeremy Barkley: Associate/Youth Pastor
Jeremy grew up in Cumberland Md, as the son of a Nazarene Pastor. He later moved to Johnstown after meeting his wife, Heather, and the two now have 3 children (Zachary, Tanner, and Sadie). Jeremy finished his Bachelors degree at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in Sociology, and worked as a Social Worker for 11 years. Jeremy has served at Oakland for 6 years, starting as the Youth Pastor in 2010. He currently serves in a duel role at OUMC as both Associate and Youth Pastor. Jeremy is currently pursuing Ordination within the WPAUMC conference and attending Seminary at UNITED Theological Seminary. Jeremy enjoys playing basketball, weight lifting, and fantasy sports. He is also an avid Redskins, Pirates and Duke Basketball fan!
Rebekah Baum: Family Ministry Director
Bekah Baum is the Family Ministries Director at Oakland. She grew up in Templeton, PA but after working at camp Harmony for several summers she felt the Lord calling her to move to Johnstown. She made the move in June of 2013. Since then she has been using her teaching degree from IUP in several different capacities in many of the area school districts. This has confirmed in her heart that God has a heart for the people of Johnstown. She knows that God is moving in this city and knows He has a heart for children. She wants to be part of raising up a generation who are firm in their identities as sons and daughters. So with Jesus in her heart and coffee in her hand she is ready to partner with the kiddos and their families to see revival come to this city.
Ryan Stueckemann: Worship Director
Ryan is the worship director at Oakland. Ryan graduated from North Park University’s Hanson School of Music, receiving a Bachelor in Music in Music in Worship (Chicago, IL). He is extremely honored at the opportunity to serve the LORD in this capacity right out of college. Ryan is an accomplished vocalist, previously studied with Chadley Ballantyne, guitarist, previously studied with Bobby Broom and Anders Nordstrom, and is a recording artist for the Tate Music Group record label. His album “My Song of Surrender” is available on iTunes and other mainstream music outlets. Outside of music, Ryan is married to his beautiful wife Jane. Ryan is also avid Cubs, Knicks, and Bears fan, Go Cubs Go!
Angela Lyons: Choir Director
Angela Lyons has directed choirs, taught piano and voice, and played organ for over 30 years. On top of her current position as Oakland's choir director, she also sings in a southern gospel trio called Chord if Grace. She previously served as the organist at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Somerset, PA.
Georgia D'Angelo: Church Secretary
Kim Baker: Administrative Secretary
Donna Shinew, Financial Secretary
Thanks to the Keeper of the Stars, Donna (Wise) was married to Ross Shinew by Pastor Randy at Oakland. Ross & Donna have seven children, Krista, Kayla, Chris, Stephen, Lisa, Elizabeth and Melissa and ten grandchildren, Alex, Mia, Gwen, Cassie, Xander, Braydon, Alexia, Matthew, Vincent & Grady. Donna was raised in a faith-filled family attending the Johnstown United Church of Christ, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Shepherd Univ., WV. While she has worked in many different occupations, she feels blessed to have returned “home” to be a part of the Oakland family as the financial secretary. When she manages to find some free time, she loves reading, watching baseball, sewing & spending time with their grandchildren.