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.




ACTING SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Ishmael Mathiu

Ishmael is an ordained minister from Kenya, now living in Dallas working on his Masters of Theological Studies at SMU's Perkins Seminary. 

He is currently the acting Sr Pastor while Rev Mary is away on a deplyoment assignment




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

Damaris Okello




CHILDREN'S MINISTRY & NURSERY

Judy Chira

(214)584-9625

Judy Chira is assisted by George Omondi in the nursery and Jr Sunday School leadership.




MEN'S FELLOWSHIP

Benjamin Michael Simba

(214)586-7494

Rev. Simba is a volunteer who is leading and organizing the Men's Fellowship. He is an ordained minister in Kenya, here as a student working on his Master of Theological Studies attending Perkins Seminary at SMU. 




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




BOARD OF DIRECTORS - CHAIR

Dr Mary Nickson

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS - TREASURER

Edwin Njiru

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BOARD MEMBER - FUNDRAISING

Cynthia Rives




BOARD MEMBER - CHURCH DEVELOPMENT

Rev. Dr. Clara Reed




OASIS MARKETING DIRECTOR

Wendy Campbell

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BOARD MEMBER

Bonnie Murray




BOARD MEMBER

Pastor Archie Browne




BOARD MEMBER

Rev. Bill Eason

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Sr. Pastor of Ridgewood Park UMC




OASIS BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Quida Lee




 
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Upcoming Events
APR

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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.
APR

16

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
APR

17

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

18

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
APR

19

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
APR

21

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
APR

22

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.
APR

23

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
APR

24

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

25

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
APR

26

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
APR

28

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
APR

29

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.
APR

30

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
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