Our Elders

Along with our pastor, our Elders guide the spiritual life of our church. We look to them to keep us focused on the Word and on Jesus. These are men who have demonstrated godly wisdom, compassion, and a life’s devotion to the cause of our Lord.

Elder Bruce Byers  Bruce Byers is a charter member of Oaks, being instrumental in the foundational forming of our church. He is a strong Bible teacher, especially enjoying teaching the Old Testament Scriptures.

Elder Bruce Byers

Bruce Byers is a charter member of Oaks, being instrumental in the foundational forming of our church. He is a strong Bible teacher, especially enjoying teaching the Old Testament Scriptures.

Elder Dan Gaither  Dan Gaither is the chaplain of the Santa Barbara County Jail, serving as pastor to hundreds of inmates. He is co-host of our Wednesday Connection group, and presents many excellent sermons to backup Pastor Craig.

Elder Dan Gaither

Dan Gaither is the chaplain of the Santa Barbara County Jail, serving as pastor to hundreds of inmates. He is co-host of our Wednesday Connection group, and presents many excellent sermons to backup Pastor Craig.

Elder Bill Lavorin  Bill Lavorin is also co-host of our Wednesday Connection group. He has a big heart for children, having been active for years as counsellor for the local Royal Family Kids Camp and heads up our children’s ministry (Acorns) along with his wife, Priscilla.

Elder Bill Lavorin

Bill Lavorin is also co-host of our Wednesday Connection group. He has a big heart for children, having been active for years as counsellor for the local Royal Family Kids Camp and heads up our children’s ministry (Acorns) along with his wife, Priscilla.