Ron and Melissa Morein, Senior Pastors
Ron Morein currently serves as Senior Pastor of Oak Grove Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri, and Melissa serves in Women's Ministries and Administration in the church office. They have been actively ministering for Christ on a daily basis at Oak Grove since March of 2002. Ron and Melissa have been married for over 34 years, and they have two daughters, Tori and Crissy, and a new grandson! Ron and Melissa have been in active full-time ministry for well over 36 years. Ron is a graduate of both CBC and AGTS with a Masters Degree in Theology.
Tori McBain, Early Childhood Director
Tori McBain serves as the Early Childhood Director at Oak Grove and is also an ESL teacher in the Ozark school district. She is a graduate of Evangel University with a major in Elementary Education. She is married to Caleb McBain, who is a middle school teacher in the Springfield school district. Tori & Caleb have both grown up at Oak Grove. They have one son, Hudson, and are extremely excited to work with kids and teach them about the love of Jesus!
Jennifer Forester, Asst. Early Childhood Director
Jen Forester serves as Assistant Early Childhood Director at Oak Grove. She attended Evangel University majoring in business. She formerly worked at AG Headquarters where she met her husband Mason. Jen and Mason both grew up in Missouri near the Springfield area. They have one son and Jen is blessed to be a stay at home mom. Jen is a blessing to Oak Grove and will assist in ministering to pre-school aged children, as well as teaching them about the love of God at a young age.
Garry and Joni Dorris, Children's Pastors
Since 2014, Garry and Joni have served as middle school pastors of Oak Grove. In 2016, God led them to transition to Children's Ministry. They have been married for over 10 years and have two kids, Michael and Quinlan. Garry graduated from MSU in 2003 with a degree in Middle School Education. Prior to Oak Grove, Garry and Joni served at the Northern Missouri District AG Campground. Garry and Joni have attended Oak Grove since 2009, and their goal at Oak Grove is to support and be there to listen to the needs of our children.
Eddie Boyle, Middle School Pastor
Eddie is serving as the Middle School Pastor at Oak Grove. Originally from Cape Cod, MA, Eddie grew up in the Assemblies of God. He began attending Oak Grove in January 2017. Eddie has had a heart for youth ever since he was twelve years old, where he was called into ministry at a youth camp. Eddie Has served multiple years with different age groups from Nursery-Young Adults. Eddie graduated from Evangel University in 2017 with a degree in Marketing/Youth Ministries and is pursuing a Master in Organizational Leadership from his alma mater. Eddie’s goal for the middle school students is to “Be able to pour and teach young students, so that they can serve in a physical and spiritual way.”
Ryan and Chelsea Zafiroff, Youth Pastors
Ryan and Chelsea Zafiroff serve as the Youth Pastors of Oak Grove Assembly of God. Ryan has been part of the Oak Grove family since 2013 and was a part of Oak Grove’s ministry internship program. Chelsea grew up in attending Oak Grove. Ryan is a graduate from Evangel University with degrees in Bible/Preaching, and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Seminary. We are blessed to have them on the Oak Grove team, as they come to us with experience working with youth. Ryan and Chelsea are both great young leaders, passionate and excited about mentoring students so they can realize their full potential in Christ.
Matthew & Christina Powers, Young Adults Pastors
Matthew Powers serves with his wife Christina as the Young Adults Pastors at Oak Grove. They also both currently serve full-time at the Assemblies of God National Leadership and Resource Center, and have both graduated from Southeastern University and have received Bachelors of Science Degrees in Ministerial Leadership. Furthermore, Matthew is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Intercultural Studies from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. They are both very excited to be part of the Oak Grove family!
Carissa Morein, Worship Pastor
Crissy grew up attending Oak Grove Assembly, as well having the awesome privilege to grow up in a pastor’s home and ministry environment. She has actively participated in various areas of ministry throughout the years at Oak Grove. With music and worship as one of her passions, Crissy has been blessed to lead many different teams for over six years. She serves the church in Outreach as well as in overseeing all Music, Worship, and Media, and is a blessing to the congregation. She oversees all Community Life of Oak Grove and is well-prepared in that area with her college training. She graduated in 2016 from Evangel University with a Business Management/Non-Profit Degree. Crissy has a big heart for people, and, as a worship leader, is simply there to host the Presence and Glory of God into the church services through anointed music.
Justin Canavan, Media Assistant
Justin Canavan currently serves as Media Assistant at Oak Grove. He is a videographer, photographer, and graphic designer who is in the midst of pursuing full term missionary appointment in Japan through the Assemblies of God. He is also a graduate of Evangel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Film with minors in Broadcasting and Biblical Studies, and a graduate of James River Leadership College with a Leadership AA. Justin seeks to help Oak Grove AG creatively communicate the Gospel and the vision of the church through media means.
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.