Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Brady Rose

Pastor

Years At Oasis:  8 years
Years In Ministry:  21 years
Grew Up In:  Charlotte, Greensboro and near Asheville, NC - Go Tarhills!
Favorite Food:  Any and all of what my Wife cooks!
Favorite Oasis Memory:  The unmistakable clarity of God's call and the sustained affection for the people of Oasis and Amherst County, I feel like we are living my favorite memory - right now!
What I Love About Serving at Oasis:  I get a front row seat to see Christ creating a Gospel culture here and it is such a joy to serve alongside brothers and sisters who minister the Gospel of Grace to me, my wife and my children.  That is priceless!
On my day off you can find me:  Spending time with my family!!!  Also, riding my bike, running, cutting down trees, repairing or building something, taking part in an adventure that accomplishes something, gets me dirty, and could kill me!
A book or books I would recommend:  A Praying Life by Paul Miller, Disciplines of a Godly Family by Kent Hughes, Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Bubba Rose

Shepherding Pastor

Years At Oasis:  Planting Pastor - 13 years
Years In Ministry:  42 Years
Grew Up In:  Lincolnton/Charlotte N.C.
Favorite Food:  Hotdogs!
Favorite Oasis Memory:  Meeting new people at our outreaches in the community
What I Love About Serving at Oasis:   Seeing Christ draw new people to Himself and into our Oasis Family...seeing lives changed by Him and finding their purpose and joy in serving HIM!
On my day off you can find me:  Landscaping and gardening with Nedra at our home, our most favorite place on earth!
A book or books I would recommend:  Quiet Talks on Prayer by S.D. Gordon
The Dangerous Duty of Delight by John Piper, Walking with God, Day by Day by Martyn Lloyd Jones

Glen Schultz

Elder

Years at Oasis:  13 years
Years In Ministry:  40
Grew Up In:   Upstate, New York- Binghampton area
Favorite Food: Steak salad, Grilled food
Favorite Oasis Memory:   Our first service in the present sanctuary, the ten year anniversary of Oasis held in a tent, seeing people saved and baptized!
What I Love About Serving at Oasis:  The people!
On my day off you can find me:  Fishing!
A book or books I would recommend:  ESV Study Bible, Last Words of Jesus by Stu Epperson, Jr., Stepping Up: Courageous Manhood by Dennis Rainey

Laurie Melton

Administrative Secretary

What I Do at Oasis:  Administrative Secretary
Years At Oasis:  10 years
Years In Ministry:  6 years
Grew Up In: Syracuse, New York and Hilton Head, S.C.
Favorite Food:  Chinese/Japanese, Fried Chicken
Favorite Oasis Memory:  I loved attending and helping at an outreach which consisted of a weekly Bible study at the Rutledge Apartments with the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the unsaved and saved!
What I Love About Serving at Oasis:  I love being a part of expanding the Kingdom of God in whatever way I can.
On my day off you can find me:  Running errands and spending quality time with my Kids and Grandkids!  I love them!
A book or books I would recommend:  The Bible

Nedra Rose

Communications Coordinator

Years at Oasis:  13
Years In Ministry:  40
Grew Up In: North Carolina Mountains - Nebo, NC
Favorite Food:  Fried Chicken
Favorite Oasis Memory:  Tent Meeting, Baptisms
What I Love About Serving at Oasis:  Knowing God's call to serve, seeing Children come and reaching out to females of all ages
On my day off you can find me:   Loving our home, cooking or reading at Barnes n Noble!
A book or books I would recommend: "One With a Shepherd"  (The Tears and Triumphs of a Ministry Marriage by Mary Somerville, Shadow of the Almighty by Elizabeth Elliot, It's My Turn by Ruth Graham, Becoming a Titus 2 Woman by Martha Peace, What Happens When Women Pray by Evelyn Christianson

Brandon Paine

Worship Leader

Years at Oasis: Around seven years.
Years In Ministry: About 11 years. Though I always grew up helping my dad with worship, it wasn't until halfway through high school that I became a worship leader for the first time.
Grew Up In: Thailand and China
Favorite Food:  Khao Soi, but authentic food from mostly anywhere will get me riled up.
Favorite Oasis Memory:  My first time there! I remember Pastor Bubba speaking passionately from the heart of God and my heart was moved to come to the front. I felt at home and loved by all around me, and wanted to keep coming back ever since. 
What I Love About Serving at Oasis:   The people in the church are truly open to hear from the Holy Spirit. I have honestly been amazed to see the Holy Spirit in action as tensions are dissipated and hearts are softened in discussion. They seek to understand and have open hearts to whatever God may be saying, leading to some truly amazing things happening. When you get out of the way of the Holy Spirit, THINGS HAPPEN!
On my day off you can find me: Visiting a comic book store or playing video games with friends. Mostly being geeky. 
A book or books I would recommend: The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini is really amazing, though I'm biased because I grew up on it.

Travis Meador

Technology Director

Years at Oasis:  1 1/2 years
Years In Ministry:   9 years
Grew Up In:  Roanoke, Virginia
Favorite Food:  Fried Chicken, Potatoes, Corn and Biscuits
Favorite Oasis Memory:  The  Discipleship Weekend for our Youth where we experienced many opening their hearts and asking incredible questions.
What I Love About Serving at Oasis:  The Family Atmosphere!  We strive to take a personal connection with everyone who walks through the doors of Oasis!
On my day off you can find me:  Love to spend time with family....love to hunt and fish....love to watch random movies
A book or books I would recommend:   Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjiam and Evangelical Theology by Michael F. Bird

Monica Brennan

Oasis Kids Director / Women's Ministry Director

Years at Oasis:  13 Years
Years In Ministry:  Since I was born again!  I grew up in ministry and have actively been serving the Lord since childhood.
Grew Up In: The Mountains of North Carolina!
Favorite Food:  French Fries and Diet Coke!
Favorite Oasis Memory:   The baptism of my daughter, Elizabeth Rose
What I Love About Serving at Oasis:   The privilege of loving people and teaching TRUTH!
On my day off you can find me:  Reading and writing or shopping at Target!
A book or books I would recommend:  On Being a Servant of God by Warren Wiersbe, Let Me Be A Woman by Elizabeth Elliott, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Paul Brand

Koky Alvarado

Deacon

Years at Oasis:6
Years In Ministry: 40
Grew Up In: Costa Rica
Favorite Food: Brisket 
Favorite Oasis Memory:  Member's Meetings (Family Gatherings) 
What I Love About Serving at Oasis: It feels like I'm serving family and serving with family.
On my day off you can find me: Pleasure cruising with my bride and darling. 
A book or books I would recommend: Psalms

Junior Loyd

Deacon

Years at Oasis:  5 years
Years In Ministry:  26 years
Grew Up In:  Madison Heights, Virginia
Favorite Food: Homemade biscuits, Tomato Gravy, Hotdogs!
Favorite Oasis Memory:  Vacation Bible School
What I Love About Serving at Oasis:  The Family that I serve with there
On my day off you can find me:   Working somewhere!  Enjoying -What a Blessing Bakery!
A book or books I would recommend: The Bible, Piercing the Darkness, the Left Behind Series 

Glen Vetzikian

Deacon of Facilities

Years at Oasis:  8 years
Years In Ministry:  22 years
Grew Up In:  Syracuse, New York
Favorite Food:  Steak / Lamb  Shish-Kebab
Favorite Oasis Memory:   Meeting Pastor Brady Rose
What I Love About Serving at Oasis:  Serving the Lord Jesus Christ with like-minded servants.
On my day off you can find me:  Having lunch with my wife, meeting with men from the church, enjoying mens prayer meetings and studying the Bible
A book or books I would recommend:  Draw the Circle, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Radical