Meet our staff and learn about the leadership at Oak Grove.
Ron Morein, Senior Pastor
Ron Morein currently serves as Senior Pastor of Oak Grove Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri, where he is actively ministering for Christ on a daily basis since March of 2002. Ron has been married for nearly 30 years to his lovely wife Melissa, who is a licensed minister and leads the Women's Ministries at Oak Grove. They have two daughters, Tori and Crissy. Ron has been in active full-time ministry for well over 30 years and is a graduate of both CBC and AGTS with a Masters Degree in Theology.
Michael Daugherty, Worship Pastor
Michael and Heather Daugherty are lifelong residents of Springfield. Michael has led worship and been a part of music ministry for the past 12 years. He is currently pursuing education through Missouri State University. Heather has been involved in music her entire life and has traveled around the US and Africa ministering through music. She is a 2006 graduate of Evangel University with a BA in Accounting & Management. They have two children, Blake & Lilly. Michael and Heather desire God’s move at Oak Grove and therefore continue to pursue His presence in all aspects of music ministry.
Gary Lombas, Young Adult Pastor
Gary and Kelli grew up in Louisiana and married over 20 years ago before moving to Springfield nearly 10 years ago. They have been active in ministry for nearly 15 years. They are blessed to have three kids: Garrett, Alexis, and Gavin. Pastor Gary attends Evangel University and is pursuing a degree in Psychology, with a minor in Biblical Studies. Kelli graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and has taught school for nine years. They are both passionate, outgoing, and full of love for people. Gary teaches the Word of God and shows others how to apply it to their lives every week. Their desire is to see young adults grow in God's wisdom and develop a servant's heart as they go out to reach hurting people around the world.
Clay Lincoln, Youth Pastor
Clay is a graduate from Central Bible College where he majored in Youth Ministry. There he also met his wife, Rachel. She is also a graduate from Central Bible College with a degree in Bible and Theology. They have been youth pastors in Barnett, Missouri but are grateful to be back in Springfield at Oak Grove. They are extremely excited to see what God has in store for the youth as they continue to preach the Word.
Caleb McBain, Middle School Pastor
Oak Grove has been Caleb’s home church all of his life. Having gone through the youth ministries himself, he now serves as Middle School Pastor since January 2011. On June 25, 2013 he will marry Tori Morein, who is a 2013 Elementary Education graduate of Evangel University. Caleb will also be a graduate from Evangel University the following year in Education/Bible. Caleb and Tori love ministering together, and especially love hanging out with the students! They are passionate about teaching the Word of God and equipping them to not be ashamed of their faith on their campuses and in their community.
Aaron and Christin Waldo, Children's Pastors
Aaron and Christin Waldo met at Oak Grove and were married December 31, 2010 at Oak Grove. Aaron is a native of Michigan and will graduate in May 2013 from Central Bible College. Christin is a native of Florida, and a graduate of Southeastern University. They have been on staff since 2009. They work together as a team in the children’s ministries and have a great love for children. Christin also serves the church office in the area of administration. They bring to our church, many new ideas that excite, inspire and empower our students, as well as our adults, to boldly live for Christ.
Carol Perry, Pastoral Care
Carol is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and her passion is missions and reaching people with the Gospel. In 2002, she joined Oak Grove as a Minister of Pastoral Care. Carol met her husband Bob at Oak Grove and they were married in 2005. From 1986-2002 Carol was a Missionary Associate with the AG serving in Brussels; Liberia; Sierre Leone; and Tirane. She also served on Convoy of Hope's International Disaster Relief Team.