LEADERSHIP 

 
Josh Brumbaugh
 Pastor
Pastor Josh, his wife Ali, and their family, which now includes 7 children, came to Evansville in June of 2006.  While earning a Masters of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, Josh interned at Parkway Baptist Church. An Ohio native, Josh met his wife, Ali, a Connecticut native, while they were in college in Pennsylvania.  Josh has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Ali has a Music Education degree. Before entering seminary, he spent four years working as a mechanical engineer in corporate America.

Pastor Josh has a passion and a vision to preach and teach God’s Word with relevance and impact.

You can listen to Pastor Josh’s Sermons on this website.
 
Gordon Franklin
Elder
I have lived in the Evansville Area all my life, minus two years when I served in the Army. I met Della at the First Baptist Church (which is now Oak Grove Church) in 1964 and 2 years later, on November 12 we were married. We had 4 children Cathy Franklin Nevel, Angie Franklin Wienke, and twin boys, Donald and Phillip. Phillip was taken from us in a car bike accident in October of 1983.
 
I enjoy singing. I belong to the Gideons and enjoy distributing Bibles to motels and hotels and passing out New Testaments to children at the various schools.
Jeff Porter
Elder
I was raised on a dairy farm near Evansville and I had the wonderful experience of attending a 1 room red brick country school for 5 years before attending Evansville schools. I have lived on both coasts of this country and am very happy to have come back to Evansville in December of 1991.
 
My amazing wife, Therese, whom God gave me in 1982, has blessed me with 4 children: Celina, Nathaniel, Gabriel, and Hannah. Therese and I run a flower business that was conceived, sustained, and prospered by God in answer to a prayer we prayed while living in Delaware in the late 1980’s. I can never say enough about the goodness, kindness, mercy, love, and care that God has shown me over the years.
 
Our family attended Evansville Community Church from its founding in 1999. While there we were all led to Christ and baptized by Pastor Chris Leonard. Therese and I have attended Oak Grove Church since 2015.
Brian Smith
Elder

My late wife, Rose, and I raised two sons who are now college students. Our paths have been guided by our providential God while we follow Jesus Christ and receive His grace to help in our times of need.

I am honored to serve as an elder at Oak Grove Church to serve and aid those who attend OGC in their journey through this world with its joys, sorrows and challenges.
 
As the Psalmist encourages us, “You guide me with your counsel, and afterwards you will receive me to glory.”
Judy Winker
Worship Director/ Administrative Assistant
 
I’ve been serving Oak Grove Church in supporting corporate worship as a volunteer since 1990.  In 2009, I joined OGC’s staff as our Worship Director.  I serve as a Deacon and lead the Worship Team. In 2012, I took on the additional role of Administrative Assistant at OGC.

My husband Dave & I have 2 grown sons who live in the area with their families.

“…so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11)