Lead Pastor Darren Bantz comes to us with nearly three decades of Ministry experience in southern Maine. As a successful business leader and entrepreneur outside of the church, he brings a fresh approach to presenting the Good News of Jesus to our community. He has a heart for missions; both local and abroad, and when combined, he and his wife Kim along with their four daughters have been on 37 mission trips. He feels that this Bible verse best describes God’s love for us. "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." John 3:17 .
Rebekah Arntsen, Youth Director has been attending OACC for a little over 16 years and a leader for B.I.G. group, before she was called into youth ministry. Rebekah has a big heart for working with children of all ages. She wants to impact the youth for Christ, encouraging them to step out in faith as she has done. She lives in Oxford with her husband, Erik, and their little boys, Reece & Andrew.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
Marion has been with us for over 16 years, lending a hand to the pastors & ministries within the church while disseminating information to the church family. She & her husband, Jaime, live in Mechanic Falls & have attended OACC since 1990. They have 2 daughters, 2 sons, 2 sons-in-law & a daughter-in-law, 15 single & 2 married grandchildren & a cat! Marion enjoys the ocean, flowers, unwinding with a game of taptiles, good music and spending time with family. Her current anchor verse is "All things are possible with God!"
Pastor Intern/Family Ministry Director
Joshua felt God’s calling to pastoral ministry in 2012. He received his theology degree through Liberty University. As pastor intern; he has taken on the responsibility of family ministry. Joshua joins the OACC family with extensive youth ministry experience, and has been working alongside Pastor Darren to cultivate his spiritual gifting in shepherding, preaching, and teaching. He has a big heart for the church and a desire to see families and the church transformed by the love of Christ. He and his wife Klarissa grew up in the OACC youth group and currently reside in Gorham with their two little boys, Silas and Jonah.