CHRIS KENDALL / Senior Pastor

Chris became the pastor of Oak City in late 2013 after serving as the church’s interim pastor. Oak City is a growing church focused on making disciples in the Seymour community. Chris desires to keep the gospel central to the message and methodology of Oak City life and ministry. His heart for evangelism and disciple-making are clear in his biblical teaching as well as his life practice.
Pastor Chris completed his Master’s of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary while planting the Midtown Bridge Church in the heart of Atlanta, GA. He and his bride Lauren are raising 3 adorable children: Jackson, Brooklynn and Norah Beth.

NATHAN HICKMAN / Worship Pastor

Nathan came to Oak City in late 2013 after serving as the church’s supply pastor before Pastor Chris was appointed Senior Pastor. In 2015, Nathan transitioned into leading worship. Nathan desires to keep the gospel and sound theology a focus through the worship experience each week. Nathan strives to offer a blended music selection to span generational preference. Nathan leads the sanctuary choir and praise team each week.
Nathan also serves as a band director at Sevier County High School. He is responsible for the marching, concert, and jazz bands. Prior to moving home to Seymour, Nathan and his family lived in Cookeville, TN for 11 years where he served as the band director at Prescott South Middle School and Assistant band director at Cookeville High School, in Cookeville, TN. During the time in Cookeville, Nathan also served as Associate Pastor for Worship and Teaching at West View Baptist Church and Senior Pastor at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
Pastor Nathan completed his Bachelors Degree in Music Education at Tennessee Technological University, and Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Govenors Univeristy.. He and LeAnn are raising 4
children: Tali (the gymnast), Slade (the comedian), Gavin (the engineer), and Haddie (the princess).

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DELORES MAPLES / Ministry Assistant

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