Staff & Board

The staff at Oak Grove is comprised of a group of dedicated, talented, and committed individuals from various backgrounds and with a variety of talents.  The common thread interwoven through the Oak Grove staff is their passion to impact lives with the message of hope found in Jesus Christ.

Randy Ritchey Senior Pastor

Randy Ritchey

Hi! I’m Randy Ritchey, Senior Pastor here at Oak Grove, since June of 1986. My wife, Chris and I got married on October 24, 1981. God has blessed us with three children and three “in-law” children. Our oldest son Matt, and his wife Mindy, live in Nampa, Idaho where Matt is Next Gen Pastor at Grace Bible Church. Mindy is a registered nurse and works part time in the ER. She helps Matt in his ministry as well as being a "mostly at home mom" to their three adorable children. Karleigh started school this year and the twins are still their adorable busy little selves! We feel so blessed that this beautiful family is "ours"!!

Our daughter Megan, and her husband Matt (yes we have two Matts!) live in Munford, Alabama. Megan is a "stay at home mom" and works hard to take care of their three children. Matt works in his family owned business, Woodland Parts, and shows “Western Pleasure” horses in competition in Alabama. ( I have no idea what all that involves either). We love these beautiful "kids" and their three little sweeties! We could not be more proud to have them call us "Mom and Dad and Nana and Papa"!

Our youngest son, Brandon and his wife, Richelle, live in Williamsport, Ohio. Brandon is employed at Ohio Christian University, in Circleville, while Richelle is the secretary at New Hope Christian Academy as well as doing free-lance work in graphic design for the church she and Brandon attend. They have two beautiful little red-haired girls that are full of life and as sweet as can be! These four bring such delight to our lives!

We are so thankful for the children God has given us and that they are all working in their respective churches to advance the Kingdom of God!


Bill Ewing Lay Pastor

Bill Ewing

Hi — I'm Bill Ewing, lay pastor here at Oak Grove Church. I was born in Indiana county, PA in 1956, which only seems a short while ago. I remember my 1st grade teacher crying as she told us she could not read the Bible to us anymore.

I graduated from Saltsburg High School, "GO TROJANS", in 1974. After graduation I attended school at AWC in Salem, Ohio and obtained my degree in ministry in 1978, and in teaching, in 1979. I taught for 29 years at Stoneboro Wesleyan School, Stoneboro, PA. I married Cinda Mishler in 1980 and we have three sons who still attend Oak Grove and contribute to our services in various ways.

I am a volunteer fireman, a self-employed remodeler, and serve on various community and business boards. I really enjoy filling the pulpit and attending to various needs of the congregation for Pastor Ritchey when he asks, and especially look forward to teaching my Sunday School class. My hobbies include vacationing with my wife and family, reading, sports of any kind, hunting deer, eating desserts and following things on my laptop. Hey, enough about me...now come on out and worship with us!


Roger Overmyer Visitation Pastor
Jim Bickel Youth Director
Chris Ritchey Church Secretary/Children's Ministry Director
Ben Zeigler Assistant Pastor

Board Members

The Oak Grove church Board is composed of three separate groups: the Pastor's Advisory Board (3 members), the Board of Stewards (3 members), and the Board of Trustees (5 members).

Bill Ewing
Chairman

Ralph McClay
Vice Chairman

Ruth Clark

Brian Jewell

Cinda Ewing

Doug Keeling

Jim Bickel

Chris Ritchey

Doug Mays

Gary Rose

Kristen Ewing
Ex-officio