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 .
Associate Pastor & Director of Family Ministry
Matt Larkin comes to OACC with 16 years of ministry experience behind him. He has served as a youth pastor, senior pastor and with our denominational offices in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to serving here as our Associate Pastor, he continues to serve our denomination as Coordinator of Leadership Development. Matt and his wife Beth moved here to the Oxford Hills area in 2018 with their daughter and three dogs.
Rebekah Arntsen, Youth Director has been attending OACC for a little over 18 years and a leader for Kids 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.
Do not rejoice over me [amid my tragedies], O my enemy! Though I fall, I will rise; Though I sit in the darkness [of distress], the Lord is a light for me.
Theresa is a new member to the OACC. She and her husband Caleb White have been attending the church for almost 2 years now. She lives in West Paris with her two kids, 2 dogs, and a cat.