Lead Pastor

James Garner

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James is a graduate of Ozark Christian College, where he met his wife, Heather.  They have been married for 22 years and have two children.  Zach is a sophomore at Ozark Christian College, and Kylie is a junior in high school.  James has a passion for seeing marriages and families growing closer to each other as they grow deeper with Jesus.  James is currently working on his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling.

Life Verse: Ephesians 2:10 and Philippians 1:6


Youth and Children's Pastor

Heather Garner

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Heather is a graduate of Ozark Christian College with a degree in Christian Education. She met and married her husband and our Lead Pastor, James while at Ozark.  She also has a degree from Missouri State University in Elementary Education.  Along with her role here at the church, she teaches 6th grade at Meadow View.  She has taught in the classroom for 16 years. Heather has two amazing kids.  Zach is a sophomore at Ozark Christian College, and Kylie is a junior in High School.  Heather has a passion for seeing Kids and Teens grow in their love for Christ and each other. 

KidsZone Director

Kali Swisher

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Kali is a graduate of Kansas State University and is working on her Master's in School Counseling.  Kali and her husband, Russell, have been married for 8 years and have two boys, Oliver and Max.  Kali loves seeing kids discover Jesus through fun and learning!  

Administrative Wonder Worker Extrodinare

Jo Lynne Abbot

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Jo Lynne makes things happen in the office and the church.  She has a passion for Jesus and seeing people grow in Christ.  

First Impressions Leader

Susan Johnson

Susan leads our first impressions team and wants everyone who steps on OCC's campus to have a fantastic experience. If you have a question, she just might have the answer.  Susan is the redhead in the picture! 

Worship Team Leader

Kris Redburn

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Kris is our worship team leader.  She loves music and Jesus and leading others to him through song.  Kris is not the redhead in the picture.  LOL! 

  December 2021  
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