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Who We Are

Our Staff


Rev. Marilyn Gaines

Pastor to Children and Families

Pastor Marilyn has been on staff at OFC since 2006. Along with serving as a Children’s Pastor she has also served in Christian Schools in the areas of teaching, administrating and planting. Pastor Marilyn has a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a stress in elementary education from California State University Fresno. She also attended Fresno Pacific College and Reedley Junior College where she has an Associate Degree in Home Economics/Child Development. She is married to her loving husband Gordon who is a mechanic/utility operator at Sconza Candy. They have two grown children. Tim who is a theology prof at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. Tim's gifted wife Shawna is the Chaplain at Trevecca and they have two wonderful children Callen and Evalynne. Gordon and Pastor Marilyn's daughter Renee is an Uber driver and lives here in Oakdale. Pastor Marilyn's email is pastormarilyn@oakdalefamilychurch.com


Join us in praying for our new Lead Pastor!

We are currently in the midst of a pastoral transition, meaning we are looking for the next lead pastor God is calling to join our congregation. We are excited to embark on this journey together as a church family! Please pray for the wisdom of our staff, board and leadership throughout this process.


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