Brian Evans- founder and senior pastor

Pastor Brian Evans is the founder and Senior Pastor of Oakwood Baptist Church. Since starting in a home on June 17th, 2001 with 32 people attending the first service, the church now owns land and facilities at over 2.5 million dollars and averages between 300-400 on Sundays. Oakwood Baptist Church has a strong outreach ministry including a Spanish ministry, Rescue Mission, and a Bus Ministry. Pastor Evans has been preaching since 1987, and has served the Lord full-time since 1994. He has been married to his wife Valerie for 23 years, and they have three children: Zachary, Rebecca, and Jacob. Pastor Evans is a graduate of Hyles-Anderson College and the University of Georgia. Feel free to contact him at

ken pullen - rescue mission director

Ken Pullen is the Director of the Gainesville City Baptist Rescue Mission and is assisted by his wife Norma.  The Pullens have a heart for the homeless and addicted men and have devoted their lives to helping them.  Mrs. Pullen provides over 600 meals each month and runs the Main Street Thrift Store which supplies the ministry with needed funds to help the men and pay other expenses.  The mission holds a nightly chapel service with preachers from many good churches in our area.  If you have questions about the mission contact Ken Pullen at 678.200.9285.

zack evans - youth pastor

Zack Evans is our Youth Pastor, Children's Ministry Director and Bus Ministry Director. After serving as our volunteer Youth Pastor for several years, he was hired full-time in June 2014. Zack and his wife Sarah both grew up in our church. Zack is a graduate our 4 year Bible Institute. You can contact Pastor Zack at 770.865.2594 or