Oasis Christian Centre Team
Pastor Robin Baker
Robin is married to Esther and together they have pastored Oasis Christian Centre since 9th April 2000.
Robin has previously served at Elim churches in Kingstanding and Stirchley.
As well as being Senior Pastor here, Robin is also Trustee and Chair of the charity Hope and Kindness, which supports orphaned children in Kossele, Kenya, and Acts of Kindness, which supports those in need in Redditch.
He previously served on the Board of Directors for Redditch YMCA as Chair for 5 years.
Emmanuel is married to Anny, and they have two adorable children.
They joined the OCC family in January 2022 after Emmanuel helped to pastor Crosspoint Church in Birmingham for 2 years.
Previously he's served on the leadership team, and as an assistant pastor, at Pierres Vivantes Church, a French-speaking congregation of Kensington Temple London City Church. In 2016, he left London to complete his theology degree at Regents Theological College in Malvern.
He's an enthusiastic preacher, passionate about mission, evangelism, and discipleship.
Jerry is an Elder at Oasis. He also assists with the pastoral ministry and volunteers as a befriender for the local branch of Christians Against Poverty.
Jerry is married to Ann and outside of church he enjoys taking part in outdoor activities.
Pam has been a part of the Oasis family for over 30 years. She's our Secretary and has been a member of the church Session for 17 years. She's a member of our worship and volunteers as a befriender for CAP. She was also a volunteer at our Winyates Charity Shop for 10 years.
Diane became a Deacon in 2002. She is our Community Liason, which includes being part of the management team of the Oasis at Woodrow shop. She's also a Christians Against Poverty Church Leader and one of the trustees for Acts of Kindness.
Jane Deane has been a part of the Oasis family for over 30 years and currently leads our Prayer Ministry. Since starting here she's helped serve refreshments, been a pastoral worker and counsellor, supported the women's ministry and co-leads a Life Group.
Esther is in charge of Pastoral Care at Oasis. She's been a part of the congregation since she was 10 years old. In the past, she's managed one of our charity shops, helped out with children's ministries and organised ladies' meetings.
At home, she loves all things creative, whether that's with paper, paints, wool or thread.
She's married to Pastor Robin and together they live with their crazy little dog, Prince.
Youth and Childrens
Asher is married to Nancy and father to Zachary and Benji. He has been a part of the Oasis Family since 2013, serving on the Youth Team for several years. He is now a part of the Leadership Team and is responsible for the children and families work here at Oasis.
As a retailer by trade, Asher's spent the majority of his working life selling baked beans.
Unashamedly unafraid of making a fool of himself, Asher will always try his hand at trying new games, activities, and accents. Naturally highly competitive, he hopes to one day beat Nancy at Uno!
Nancy is a qualified Science Teacher and has an extensive background in working with children of all ages and abilities. She is passionate about seeing young people grow in their relationship with Jesus and having a fun time at church. Nancy is married to Asher and has two children, Zachary and Benji. She enjoys afternoon walks and swimming with her family, and is a master of the card game Uno.
Bianca de Oliveira
Bianca has recently arrived from Brazil and leads our youth groups, strengthening relationships and encouraging discipleship within the next generation of church leaders. She is also a part of our worship team and can often be found in the band on a Sunday morning.
At home she helps look after her nephew, Lucas, and her sister's dog, Yoda.
Outside of church, she'll probably be getting lost somewhere new, listening to great music.
Marcus is our Youth Intern, on placement with us while he works towards a BA in Theology with Reign Ministries.
After he finishes his placement here, he wants to work with children from inner-city Glasgow, taking them out into the Scottish wilderness to help them encounter God.
Martin works in the church office and manages the tech team to make sure that Sunday Services run smoothly. He also helps out with finance, DBS checks, and Social Media.
Outside of church, Martin can often be found trying to find yet another way of making coffee.
Christians Against Poverty Team
Carol has been the Debt Centre Manager for Christians Against Poverty in Redditch since May 2021.
She's also volunteered for a variety of church activities over the years.
A committed member of the Oasis Family, Caroline Gray currently works part-time for the Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre in Redditch where she provides admin support and budget coaching, and is the Community Links Coordinator.
Carol also helps with Sunday School, co-leads a weekly Connect Group for young women, and is part of the Welcome and Cleaning teams.