Meet Our Team

Dion Loving and wife, Wendy

Pastor Dion began ministering at Oakdale in February of 2021. He is a native of Frederisckburg, Va and has a passion for God's Word and Missions. He actively seeks to disciple and mentor one-on-one to help prepare new ministry leaders for God's service. 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies- College at Southeastern, Wake Forest, NC
  • Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry and Biblical Languages- Southeastern Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
Associate Pastor/Youth Pastor
Philip Beasley, and his wife Kara

 Philip is a native of South Carolina. Both Philip and Kara have served as Missionaries with Apartment Life. Philip has a heart for teaching today's youth to defend their faith and to interact critically with ideas from all cultures, while being informed by a Christian worldview.

Philip has a B.A. in Youth Ministry, an M. Div. in Christian Apologetics, and a THM in Philosophy of Religion. He is currently working on his doctorate in Christian Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Sem 

Children's Ministry Leader

We are currently in search of a PT Children's Ministry Leader who has a passion for Kids and wants to see them grow in wisdom and understanding of the Word of God, transformed by the Gospel, and instilled with a Kingdom heart willing to fulfill the Great Commission.

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Pr. 22:6

Worship Ministry Leader
Angie Ruffin

Angie grew up at Oakdale and has been involved in the Music Ministry since childhood. She leads the adult & children's choirs and VBS. She has a BA in music education from NC Wesleyan College and Masters in Education from East Carolina Univeristy

Administrative Assistant
Sharon Lynch

Sharon has been with Oakdale since 2007. Born in Grand Forks, ND, she served in the Navy for 4 years while stationed in Italy. This is where she met her husband before  being discharged and moving to Rocky Mount. She has her Associate Degree  from the North Dakota State School of Science.