Darren Bantz

Lead Pastor

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

Matt Larkin

Associate Pastor

Pastor Matt Larkin came to OACC with 16 years of church ministry experience behind him. He has served as a youth pastor, lead pastor and with our denominational offices in Charlotte, North Carolina. As Associate Pastor, Matt contributes to the teaching ministry of the church and is currently overseeing the development of our ministries with a "family equipping" focus. In addition, he continues to serve our denomination as Coordinator of Leadership Development, where he and his team are pioneering new strategies to offer support and training for our denomination's emerging pastors, church planters and missionaries. Matt and his wife Beth moved here to the Oxford Hills area in 2018 with their daughter and three dogs.



Rebekah ArnTSen

Director of Youth Ministries

Rebekah Arntsen 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." - Micah 7:8

Beth Larkin

Church Administrator

Beth Larkin has 26 years of professional administrative experience and the last 13 years of that have been in ministry roles. In addition to her role here at OACC, she serves as the Coordinator of Women’s Ministries for our denomination. Beth is deeply grateful for her husband Matt, their daughter and their new home in South Paris.