The Cole Family | Back row, left to right: son Jaron, son Dawson, Pastor David, son Owen and wife Chris. Front row: sons Solomon and Zebi.
Our lead pastor
David Cole, founding pastor of oak tree church, is originally from the Kansas City area. Some of his favorite places here are Lee's Summit, the Plaza and the stadiums. David has many years of successful youth ministry and is passionate about missions. A graduate of Liberty University, he's been privileged to serve the Lord around the world in places such as Israel, Egypt, Russia, Romania, Jamaica, Cuba, China, and Burkina Faso.
Prior to starting oak tree church, David served in Atlanta, Ga., for 14 years where he helped start and lead a thriving church. Toward the end of that time, David sensed a persistent and specific pull to return to the area where he grew up and reach out to people who feel disconnected from church.
David's vision for oak tree church is to maintain a strong focus on families, emphasize daily Bible reading, and to see people transformed by the power of Jesus Christ so that they thrive in all areas of life.
David's passions in life are Jesus, family, the church, missions, basketball and all things chocolate. He is a die-hard fan of the KC Chiefs and Royals. When not doing ministry, he's probably at one of his sons’ sporting events.
Pastor David does not receive a salary from oak tree church. The Cole family's ministry is funded by friends like you who want to see a thriving church of disciple-makers in Lee's Summit that reaches out to the unchurched or dechurched. You can have a practical part in this by making a one-time or recurring monthly gift online. It's easy! Learn about giving. | Make a gift now.