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 Next Gen Pastor as well as co-teaching Pastor at Grace Bible Church. Mindy is a registered nurse and works part time in the ER as well as school nurse at Nampa Christian, where their children attend school. She also helps Matt in his ministry as well as being a great mom to their three adorable children. Karleigh is so sweet, 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 four 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 four little sweeties! We could not be prouder 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 as the Director of Financial Aid at Ohio Christian University, in Circleville, while Richelle works at Heritage Nazarene Church (where they attend), as a graphic design artist. She also works part time for New Hope Christian Academy in the same field. They have four beautiful little red-haired girls that are full of life and as sweet as can be! Their two youngest are our 2nd set of twins! This sweet family brings such delight to our lives!
We are so thankful for the children & grandchildren God has given us and that they are all working in their respective churches to advance the Kingdom of God!
Ben Zeigler Assistant Pastor
Sharon Zeigler Children's Ministry Director
Chris Ritchey Church Secretary
Jim Bickel Youth Director
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!
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).