"Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith."
Seth Beyersdorf, Interim Pastor
Seth grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. Though baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, it was not until 2003 at the age of 16 that the Holy Spirit awakened him to the glorious truths of the Gospel. Understanding the righteousness and justice of God for the first time revealed to Seth in a new way his own sin and the judgment he deserved. Forsaking his sin and calling upon the God of mercy, Seth found Jesus Christ to be the perfect Savior. "...for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call upon Him" (Romans 10:12).
When God called Seth into fellowship with His Son, He also called him into the ministry. In September of 2016, Oakridge Community Church called Seth to be their Associate Pastor. In July 2019, Seth began ministering in Oakridge as Interim Lead Pastor. He is currently working on a Bachelors of Divinity through Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary.
Seth and his beautiful wife, Jaime, have been married for 10 years, and the Lord has granted them the blessing of 4 children.
Loren is grateful for the Lord's grace in drawing him to Himself, bringing new life and the gift of faith in his teen years, and then progressively and continuingly revealing more of his need to be saved from sin and transformed by God's Spirit. He is also grateful for the gift of union with his beloved Carol since 1985, and the further gifts of three cherished sons, two lovely daughters-in-law, and two incredibly precious granddaughters, He is thankful for the countless opportunities to strive for godly impact in the lives of believers and unbelievers through nearly 30 years as a Christian counselor. His desire since being appointed an elder in June of 2019 is to serve in the body "with simplicity and godly sincerity not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God" (2 Cor. 1:12).
Deacons are the lead-servants in a body of servants. They manifest to Christ's people His concern for the practical care and well-being of His Church. It is vital that deacons be men of dignity, honest in all their dealings and faithful leaders in their homes and families. They also must be men who hold fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience (1 Timothy 3:8-13). Oakridge Community Church is privileged to have three deacons at this time.
Doug Mueller - Deacon Chair
Doug has attended Oakridge for more than 15 years and is grateful for its Christ-centered worship and biblical teaching that deepens his faith and guides his walk with the Lord. Doug has been familiar with the ways of the Lord from his youth, but it was not until college that he was brought to a fuller understanding of the insufficiencies of his own efforts and his need for Christ the Savior. In his work with the deacons, Doug has been privileged to see more and more of God's sovereignty and faithfulness, and the work of the Spirit among the members of this body.
Doug and his wife Susan live outside of Stillwater with their "pretty good" Dane, Shiloh.