Staff Leadership Changes (Part 2)

I am very happy (actually, quite exhilarated) to announce that Kent O'Grady has agreed to serve on staff as our Small Groups Ministry Coordinator. If you don't know Kent, he's the one who shared his faith story on Easter. You can watch it below.

Here's a picture of Kent arresting me for excessive eating at the State Fair. I hear this is what happens when someone misses his small group meeting without an excused absence.


This is a great win for Five Oaks and our small groups ministry for several reasons:

  • Kent is an extraordinary small group leader, serving in that capacity for years at Five Oaks.
  • Kent is an outstanding leader, teacher and trainer. Kent recently retired as a Major in the State Patrol, one of four Majors who report to the Colonel leading the Patrol.
  • Kent gets Five Oaks and our emphasis on small groups like no one else I know. 
  • This will free up our new Hudson Campus Pastor from having hands-on, day-to-day oversight of our Adult Ministries so he can focus more on taking the Hudson campus to the next level of ministry impact and growth and so he can focus more on preparing weekend messages as part of the preaching team.  
  • Kent's proven ability and vision for developing leaders through coaching, encouraging, training, and equipping will have a huge impact on our small groups ministries. 

Be sure to welcome Kent in his new role.

Here's Kent's faith story we played in our Easter services.