Originally from Green Cove Springs, Florida, Robert served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He surrendered to the ministry while on active duty and entered full time ministry upon his retirement from the Navy. Robert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Theology, a Master of Divinity Degree, a Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) from Luther Rice University and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Robert has served as the pastor of OakLeaf Baptist Church since its inception in 2000. Robert is married to Sherrie and they have four children, Meagan, Nathan, Hunter, and Hailey.
Jeff joined our staff in June of 2015. He attended the University of North Florida, where he received a B.A. in Music Education. Jeff and his wife Amanda have been married for 11 years and have one child, Jayden. Before coming to Oakleaf Baptist, Jeff has served on staff as an Associate Music Minister for 14 years at various churches in Jacksonville, FL.
Originally, from Leavenworth, Kansas, Stephen served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He came to know the Lord, March 1986.Hesurrendered tothe ministry in 2000 as the volunteer youth minister at Chimney Lakes Baptist Church (now Oakleaf Baptist Church). Stephen has a Bachelor degree in Religion from Liberty University, a Master of Divinity degree in pastoral ministry from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University. Stephen has served as a bi-vocational pastor in Mississippi and full-time pastorates in Alabama. Stephen and his wife moved and rejoined the Oakleaf family in March 2015. Stephen is married to Crin(Hannah) Rutherford from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and they have two children, Kathryn and Lauren.
Rhonda Carmichael - AWANA Commander
Rhonda Carmichael was born in Canton, Ohio and moved to Florida at 15. She has a heart for children because she came to know Christ at 8 years old. Since being in Jacksonville she has served in several churches teaching Sunday School, directing VBS, and being our Awana commander here at OBC. She and her husband have 3 beautiful daughters.