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Pastor Jim

Dr. Jim Mersereau

Jim Mersereau is a native of Edison, New Jersey. His wife Linda is originally from North Hampton, Mass. They have three sons, Rick, Tom (wife Liz and grandson Oliver), and Adam. Daughter Tracy is now in heaven.

Jim is a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander. After retiring from the Navy, he went to Seminary at night while working as a Family Counselor for the Navy Family Service Center during the day, and as an associate Pastor at Hilltop Baptist Church in Chula Vista, CA. He then served as the pastor of Bancroft Baptist Church in Spring Valley, CA; Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church in El Centro, CA; Vice-President of the Christian Emergency Relief Team in Crossville, TN; and in January 2009 he answered the call to become the pastor of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas; a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from National University; a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from the Southern California Seminary; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andersonville Baptist Seminary.

He enjoys hiking, weight lifting, kayaking, bicycling, golf, riding his Harley, and reading and collecting books. Jim is also a writer. His articles and short stories have been published in newspapers and magazines. He has also published four books and is working on his fifth. Jim also writes a daily devotional message that is found on the Oak Hill Baptist Church website and Facebook page, as well as in email format.

ā€œServing at Oak Hill Baptist has been a rich and spiritually rewarding experience for Linda and I. We look forward to many years of fruitful ministry here. Our passion is to continue leading Oak Hill Baptist as an Acts 1:8 church, on-mission with God in Jerusalem (Crossville), Judea (Tennessee), Samaria (The USA), and to the very ends of the earth (international missions).ā€

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