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Dr. Tim Sheets - Senior Pastor

Dr. Tim Sheets is an Apostle and Senior Pastor of The Oasis, a CityGate Church, in Middletown, Ohio, for the past 29 years. He is a graduate of Christ For the Nations Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas, and received his Doctorate of Divinity from Christian Life College of Theology/Beacon Institute in Columbus, Georgia. In 2003 Dr. Sheets founded Destiny Bible School which hosts national five-fold ministries in Equipping Seminars 6x a year, equipping believers for the ministry. He is also an accomplished author and has taught in more than 80 Bible schools around America and the world. He has authored three books: Armed And Battle Ready, Being Led By The Spirit, and Heaven Made Real.

Carol Sheets - Office Administrator

Carol Sheets has assisted her husband Tim in the ministry for the past 29 years. She attended Christ For the Nations, CLST, and Destiny Bible School. She is the leader of the Oasis Deborah Company, a ministry for women, and serves as the Office Administrator for the Oasis and for Tim Sheets Ministries. She is part of the Oasis House Band and also ministers in music as a soloist and as part of the choir. Carol also speaks and ministers for occasional Sunday and Wednesday services, teaches bible studies, and speaks for women’s ministries. She oversees the Arts Ministries and serves as the Coordinator for Conferences and Special Events. She is also the Administrator for Destiny Seminars.

Jim Peterson - Pastor of Student Ministries

Jim Peterson is the Pastor of Student Ministries and the Associate Pastor at The Oasis. With over 20 years of experience in the ministry, Jim is a passionate person whose sole desire is to see students accomplish God's purpose. He has led and participated on missions trips to many nations including Mexico, Sweden, England, and Grenada. Jim teaches on a weekly basis, does marital and pre-marital counseling and is the leader of the men's ministry.

Teresa Turner - Pastor of Childrens Ministries

Teresa Turner joined The Oasis in 1979. In the early 80’s, she became involved with the children, mostly because of her own three children. In 1985, Teresa was asked to lead the children ministry at the Oasis which she has pastored for 20 years.

Teresa has earned an associates degree in nursing from Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, Ohio and an associates degree in theology from Christian Life School of Theology.

Rachel Shafer - Worship Pastor

Rachel Shafer is the Worship Pastor at The Oasis. She is a graduate of Miami University and taught elementary education for 10 years. She is a Psalmist and the author of quite a few songs that are used for Worship. She and Jen Tringale are developing a Christian Talk Show – CityGate View. She is married to Mark and a mother of three children, Madeline, Lily, and Jude.

Dalton Hyden - Technical Director

Dalton Hyden is the Technical Director at Oasis. Dalton oversees the technical aspect of our worship experiences and is involved in everything from video production to web communications, and is also a drummer on our house band.
If you've ever been to Oasis then you appreciate Dalton. You may have never met him, but you love his work. He's the guy that makes sure everything looks and sounds incredible. He also creates most of our video elements. If it's blowing your mind, Dalton is probably behind it. He is a graduate of Monroe High School and will be attending college in the fall.