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.
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 Student Life Pastor and Worship Leader at Grace Bible Church. Mindy is a registered nurse and works in the ER. She is on the worship team and helps Matt with the teens and worship music. They welcomed our very first grand baby GIRL into their home in June, 2013. Little Miss Karleigh has stolen our hearts! Then their world was turned upside down when God blessed them with twins in May of 2016. Landen and Reagan keep their home full of excitement and joy! All three are darling and we feel so blessed to be their Nana & Papa!
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). Our first grand child, Greyson Matthew was born to Matt & Megan on December 9, 2011. I'm sure you can understand when I say he is the cutest and smartest little boy I have ever seen! Then little Rilynn Nicole arrived on December 10, 2013 and finally, Tyden Lee made his appearance in May 2018 to complete their family. We love all three of these little sweeties and are so happy they are part of our family!
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. A beautiful little girl, Everlee Jean, arrived with a head full of red hair, in July of 2014 to bring more joy to their home! And then, in May of 2016, another little red-headed girl, Palmer Caroline arrived! These two little girls are full of life and as sweet as can be! 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
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
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).