Rev. Drew Oakley
Associate Pastor (Discipleship Coordinator, Men’s Ministry)
Drew loves making disciples. His passion in ministry is connecting people to Jesus and helping them grow into the disciples God created them to be. After serving two appointments as senior pastor within the Kentucky Annual conference, Drew came to Immanuel to serve as associate of discipleship, Men’s Ministry, and connections. When Drew isn't at church, expect to find him on the soccer field, basketball court, or recital hall cheering on his children. You might also catch him playing disc golf or tailgating at Commonwealth stadium decked out in blue cheering on the CATS!
Education: Asbury Theological Seminary, Masters of Divinity; University of Kentucky, Bachelors of science in Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering; Southeastern University, Undergraduate Certificate in Family Ministry.
Places lived: Milton, KY; Lexington, KY; Georgetown, KY; Campbellsburg, KY; Carrollton, KY;
Living now: Union, KY
Favorite Movies: You can’t ask a movie buff to pick just one! Anything Star Wars, The Christopher Nolan Batman Trilogy, basically every marvel movie except Fantastic Four, Lego Movie (don’t judge!)
Favorite Bible Passage: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death. -Romans 8:1,2
Favorite Quotes: “Talk to me Goose” –Maverick
“You’re killing me Smalls” – Ham
“Have you seen my Disc?” – Thomas Anderson
Favorite Books (Other than the bible): Surprised by Hope by NT Wright, The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, American Saint: Francis Asbury & the Methodists by John Wigger, John Welsey's Standard sermons, anything by Tolkien (LOTR, The Hobbit)
Hobbies: University of Kentucky Football (really any SEC Football), Disc Golf, College Basketball, and most importantly playing with my children.