MEET PASTORS CHRIS + CARA

 

About Chris and Cara Railey

Chris Railey is the Lead Pastor at Oaks Church located in Red Oak, TX. He has been in full-time ministry for over 20 years. Chris has a rich history with Oaks Church, going back 13 years when he was the first director of The Oaks School of Leadership. 
 
Later, Chris pastored New Community Church in Mesquite, TX, a church Oaks Church helped parent. Then Chris became the Senior Director of the Church Multiplication Network (CMN) in Springfield, Missouri. He is incredibly passionate about developing leaders and multiplying the Church.  
 
Chris graduated from Evangel University with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, and went on to receive his M.A. in Counseling, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Organizational Leadership from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
 
Chris and his wife Cara have been married for 20 years. They have 3 sons: Canon, Caleb, Cooper.

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Fun Facts About Chris and Cara:

When and where I got saved: (Chris)  I was 5 years old at a kids crusade in Lakeland Florida. (Cara) I got saved in my grandad’s office when I was 5.

Regular order at Starbucks: (Chris) Grande Americano with cream (Cara) Breve latte

People that inspire me: (Chris) Church Planters (Cara) Military

The one thing that most people don’t know about me: (Chris) I like watching HGTV. (Cara) I love classic rock n roll.

Weird quirks: (Cara) I don’t like drinking out of a glass without a straw.

Least favorite thing to do: (Cara) I hate to go to bed late.

Hidden talent: (Chris) Blowing bubbles off my tongue (Cara) Planning days at Disney

What makes me laugh: (Chris) Will Ferrell movies (Cara) Awkwardness

Biggest fear: (Chris) Dancing in public (Cara) Snakes

Favorite Movies: (Chris) Field of Dreams specifically, spy movies in general (Cara) Father of the Bride

Favorite Scripture: (Chris) Joshua 3:5 (Cara) John 13:34

Favorite Sports: (Chris) Baseball, Football, Basketball, Golf (Cara) Baseball, football and basketball

Favorite Music/Band/Singers: (Chris) Hillsong Worship, Elevation Worship, Mumford and Sons, George Ezra (Cara) Steve Miller Band

Favorite Books: (Chris) Mere Christianity (Cara) Mark of the Lion Series

Favorite TV Shows: (Chris) College Gameday, Seinfeld, anything on HGTV (Cara) Friends

Favorite Actor/Actress: (Chris) Owen Wilson (Cara) Adam Sandler

Scott Wilson - January 26, 2020

2020 Vision | A Sacred Pact

Pastor Scott uses 1984's Karate Kid to show what a sacred pact between God and us looks like. We also celebrated our first-ever Splash Party, and heard and incredible life-transformation story from Pastor Alan Orcutt on his 2-year sobriety date. Make sure to subscribe today to get updates on all the latest from Oaks Church.

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2020 Vision is a series starting in January 2020 where Oaks Church will be seeking God's vision for our lives, families, and community.

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Scott Wilson - December 22, 2019

Finding the Wonder of Christmas - Fall on Your Knees

Pastor Scott gives a powerful message from the God at Oaks Church Christmas services in 2019. Make sure to subscribe today to get updates on all the latest from Oaks Church.

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Find Wonder is the 2019 Christmas series at Oaks Church. This series is rooted in worship, and the wonder of Jesus.

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Preston Ulmer - September 8, 2019

Asking For a Friend | Is it wrong to doubt God?

Pastor Scott and Preston Ulmer have a conversation about the topic of doubting God. Make sure to subscribe today for updates on all the latest from Oaks Church.Check out the show notes to find the extra resources Preston talks about in this message!

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Benefit of the Doubt - Greg Boyd     Letters From a Skeptic - Greg Boyd     Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus - Nabeel Qureshi     The Case for Christ - Lee Strobel

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Scott Wilson - March 22, 2020

Family Feud | Online Service

Pastor Scott talks about how to approach this new time in our history.

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Family Feud is a series around the conflicts we have at home, and how to resolve them in a healthy way.

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Scott Wilson - March 22, 2020

Family Feud | Online Service

Pastor Scott talks about how to approach this new time in our history.

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Family Feud is a series around the conflicts we have at home, and how to resolve them in a healthy way.

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