Leadership

The Leadership of Oasis is made up of Lay Leaders from the congregation, a small staff, and a a Board of Directors. 



Senior Pastor

Rev. Mary Miriti

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Rev. Mary Miriti

…is the Senior Pastor of Oasis Global United Methodist Church (UMC) in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. It is her calling to develop a United Methodist congregation of African immigrants in the Dallas area, worshipping in the African style of worship. Culture, traditions and the love Rev. Mary shares draw many to the supportive and tight-knit community.

Mary was ordained by the United Methodist Church in June of 2014 and received a full-time appointment as Executive Director / Pastor of the Oasis Global Mission extension ministry. Her previous appointment was as the Associate Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church Dallas, and she served as an Intern Pastor at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas before that.

A 2011 graduate of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University with a Master of Divinity degree, Mary also has a Pastoral Care Certificate. Her concentration was in Compassionate Service.

Rev. Mary also serves as a U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain, serving with our soldiers.

Mary and her two older sons have dual citizenship in Kenya and the US; her third son was born in Dallas while Mary was attending seminary. Her husband is Kenneth Jackson who is also active in the Oasis ministry.

Read some of Mary's blog here.




WORSHIP LEADER

Charles Boampong

Charles is from Africa and has been living in Dallas from some time. 




OASIS LAY LEADER

Beatrice Karimi




OASIS SECRETARY

George Omondi




OASIS TREASURER

Damarin Okello




OASIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As a new church start of the United Methodist Church in North Texas Conference, we also have a Board of Directors. The Board works with Rev. Mary to bring about the vision of Oasis to become a thriving church community, worshipping in the the African tradition and welcoming everyone, while meeting the needs and inspiring African immigrants in the greater Dallas area.

Chair - Wendy Campbell

Treasurer - Edwin Njiru

Secretary - Bonnie Murray

Dr. Mary Nickson, Incoming Chair 
         
Cynthia RivesFundraising Chair
            

Dr. Clara Reed, Church Development Chair

Pastor Archie Browne       

John Lanigan                       


Ex-Officio members:
Rev. Mary Miriti
Beatrice Thaitumu, Oasis Congregational Lay Leader
Rev. Bill Eason, Senior Pastor of Ridgewood Park UMC




 
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Upcoming Events
SEP

23

WED
MidWeek Worship Service
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us for singing and a short sermon to recharge you midweek! Go to the Media tab on this website to see livestream.
Youth Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A special time for youth (12-17 yr. olds) led by Rev. Ishmael Mathiu and Esther Chira. Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175248146
United Methodist Men
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fellowship, with Bible study or projects.
Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89862235588
SEP

24

THU
Prayer & Fasting
Fast 7am to 7pm, wherever you are. We gather together at 7:30 pm for a 1 hr. conference call. We hope you will join us & be blessed.
Call the prayer-line at 7:30 pm: 857-232-0476
Pin number: 43 24 16
Call 931-802-3811 (Judy) with prayer concerns you would like to share with the group.
SEP

25

FRI
Family Bible Study
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Studying the book of Acts, 2 chapters each week. Led by Rev. Mary Miriti and the ministry team. Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86548212761
SEP

26

SAT
Oasis Leadership Mtg.
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Contact Rev. Mary about serving on the Leadership Team.
SEP

27

SUN
Sunday Worship service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Go to the MEDIA tab on this website to worship with us! Celebrate and praise God in the African style! Individuals, families and all ages are invited.
Youth Fellowship
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
A special worship service for Youth (12-17 yr. olds), led by Rev. Ishmael Mathiu and Esther Chira. Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87182956829
SEP

28

MON
United Methodist Women
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
All women are invited to join the fellowship.
FAITH * HOPE * LOVE IN ACTION
Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89945997722
Young Adult Fellowship
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Fellowship and study together! Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84765571540
SEP

30

WED
MidWeek Worship Service
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us for singing and a short sermon to recharge you midweek! Go to the Media tab on this website to see livestream.
Youth Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A special time for youth (12-17 yr. olds) led by Rev. Ishmael Mathiu and Esther Chira. Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175248146
United Methodist Men
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fellowship, with Bible study or projects.
Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89862235588
OCT

01

THU
Prayer & Fasting
Fast 7am to 7pm, wherever you are. We gather together at 7:30 pm for a 1 hr. conference call. We hope you will join us & be blessed.
Call the prayer-line at 7:30 pm: 857-232-0476
Pin number: 43 24 16
Call 931-802-3811 (Judy) with prayer concerns you would like to share with the group.
OCT

02

FRI
Family Bible Study
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Studying the book of Acts, 2 chapters each week. Led by Rev. Mary Miriti and the ministry team. Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86548212761
OCT

03

SAT
Oasis Leadership Mtg.
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Contact Rev. Mary about serving on the Leadership Team.
OCT

04

SUN
Sunday Worship service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Go to the MEDIA tab on this website to worship with us! Celebrate and praise God in the African style! Individuals, families and all ages are invited.
Youth Fellowship
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
A special worship service for Youth (12-17 yr. olds), led by Rev. Ishmael Mathiu and Esther Chira. Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87182956829
OCT

05

MON
United Methodist Women
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
All women are invited to join the fellowship.
FAITH * HOPE * LOVE IN ACTION
Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89945997722
Young Adult Fellowship
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Fellowship and study together! Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84765571540
OCT

07

WED
MidWeek Worship Service
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us for singing and a short sermon to recharge you midweek! Go to the Media tab on this website to see livestream.
Youth Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A special time for youth (12-17 yr. olds) led by Rev. Ishmael Mathiu and Esther Chira. Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175248146
United Methodist Men
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fellowship, with Bible study or projects.
Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89862235588
OCT

08

THU
Prayer & Fasting
Fast 7am to 7pm, wherever you are. We gather together at 7:30 pm for a 1 hr. conference call. We hope you will join us & be blessed.
Call the prayer-line at 7:30 pm: 857-232-0476
Pin number: 43 24 16
Call 931-802-3811 (Judy) with prayer concerns you would like to share with the group.
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