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Pastor Brian Cole

PASTOR BRIAN COLE - I'm happily married to my wife, Marsha Cole, and have 3 awesome boys: Lance, Dylan and Isaiah. I started off in life on the wrong side of things, and after 33 years of Satanism, Drugs, porn, cutting, stealing - 27 of those years in prison - Jesus Christ got hold of me in a jail cell in 2009. Since then I have committed to making Christ known everywhere and make His name famous. Since my release from prison in June of 2010 the Lord has used me mightily and has sent me back into most of the dark places I was at to bring forth His light. From 2010 until 2022 I was on the road and have spoken at hundreds of places across the country giving testimony and preaching the Gospel. Since 2010 I have been and am still part of Prison Fellowship and the Faith Riders Motorcycle Ministry. In May of 2012 I was hired as Associate Pastor/Youth Pastor at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Stanley, Wi. While there I received my licensing through Forest Lakes District. I served there 4 1/2 years, and since September 2016 I have been serving as Pastor here at the Oaks. Soon after I received my ordination through Converge Great Lakes, and as of 2022 the Oaks became affiliated with Converge Great Lakes. I am an expository preacher and my calling is to train and equip the saints to go out to spread the gospel and make disciples.