Pastor Frank Radcliff, Jr.

Senior Pastor


Frank has been the Senior Pastor at Oakwood since it began in 1997. He and his wife, Robin, have started churches in Michigan and Illinois. He is originally from Texas, where he answered the call to the ministry as a young man and was ordained in 1978.


Frank has a practical, no-nonsense approach to serving God and others. His transparency and authenticity help people to understand and put into practice what he teaches at Oakwood. He is well known for his humorous speaking style. In his own unique way, his message impacts listeners from all walks of life to better understand the love, grace, and mercy that God has given us.


Frank and Robin live in Saline and enjoy spending time with their five children and their families.


Pastor Aaron Hoesli 

Youth Pastor


Aaron has served as Youth Pastor of Oakwood for Six years.  He and his wife, Becky moved to Ann Arbor in 2009 when Becky started Medical School at the University of Michigan. Becky has now graduated with her MD and is in her residency at Michigan. Our youth ministry exists to REACH non-believing students, to CONNECT them with other Christians, to help them GROW in their faith, to challenge them to SERVE in a ministry that fits their shape and HONOR God with their lives. 



Pastor Ron Woody

Associate Pastor


Pastor Ron has been with Oakwood since it began in 1997. He was ordained as a pastor in 1994 at Christ Community Church in Ann Arbor where he also served with Pastor Frank. Ron teaches bible studies and Oakwood University classes and also leads the technology ministries of the church. He can usually be found during services in the back being a geek by a computer.


In addition to his pastoral role with Oakwood, Ron is the Asst. VP and Chief Information Officer (interim) at Eastern Michigan University, where he has worked for over 16 years.


Ron and his wife, Kendra, live in Saline and enjoy spending time with their five adult children.



Pastor Kirk DeMars

Ministry Pastor


Kirk is married to Melissa and they have four amazing children. Kirk and Melissa have worshipped together and served under Pastor Frank since 1993.  They were founding members of Oakwood in 1997.
In 2016, Kirk was ordained to serve as Ministry Pastor here at Oakwood.   His primary responsibility is to oversee the health of ministries at Oakwood.  As part of that, he also leads the Rooted ministry which is dedicated to helping individuals find their ministry fit at Oakwood.
Kirk works as an autoworker for Ford Motor Company where he builds engines for the Ford F-150.  As exciting as that sounds, he aspires to one day serve in ministry full-time at Oakwood Church.



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