We are OP

OceanPointe is a community of broken people, and there is always room for one more. Since our launch in 2014, this church community has been so much more than a building. It is a movement! It is a gathering of broken people who are being made new and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. OceanPointe's main belief is that there is HOPE FOR EVERYONE, and we will do everything within our power, short of sin, to make that known. Why? Because a relationship with Jesus changes everything!

Meet the Team

Tanner Green

Interim Teaching Pastor 

Kristine Parsley

Executive Minister
Professional Napper. Kristine has worn just about every hat at OceanPointe since she joined the team in 2014. She currently oversees the building project.

Brady Gerdts

Worship Minister
New Sock Fanatic. Brady has been leading worship at OceanPointe since the launch in 2014. He also oversees all media, tech, and printed communications.

Kim DeMello

Children's Director
Human Jungle Gym. Kim, mother of four, has a background in early learning & child development. She began overseeing the OceanPointe Kid's weekly programming in 2019.

Amy Ruggiero

Executive Beach Bum. Amy joined the OceanPointe staff in 2020. An island local and OP attender for six years, she now manages all administrative needs for OceanPointe.

Glori Lankford

Student Minister 
Your dog's biggest fan. Glori joined the OceanPointe staff in 2022.  She oversees the communication, discipleship and programming for the OceanPointe 6th-12th grade students.

Isaac Lankford

Student Minister
Probably has a story for that. Isaac joined the OceanPointe staff in 2022 with his wife Glori.  He oversees the curriculum, events and creative elements for OceanPointe 6th-12th grade students.

Culture Statements

OceanPointe has 9 core values.  They are the thoughts that drive us and the products of a movement that just can't be ignored!  
1. We are faith-filled, big thinking, all-in risk takers.
We’ll never insult God with small thinking and safe living.
2. We celebrate innovation and "light-bulb” ideas.  
We best reflect God when we are able to demonstrate His creativity.

3. We are a community of sinners, and there’s always room for one more. But God loves us too much to leave us that way.
4. We will do anything short of sin to reach people who don’t know Christ. To reach people no one is reaching, we’ll have to do things no one is doing.
5. We build relationships to make followers of Jesus, not of ourselves. Nobody wants a bunch of OceanPointe minions running around.
6. We are spiritual contributors not spiritual consumers.
The church does not exist for us. We are the church and we exist for the world.
7. We will lead the way with irrational generosity and compassion. We truly believe it is more blessed to give than to receive.
8. We will laugh hard, loud and often.
Nothing is more fun than serving God with people you love!
9. We are all about the “capital C” Church!
The local church is the hope of the world and we know we can accomplish infinitely more together than apart.