Dr. Lex Bowen
Interim Pastor

Dr. Lex Bowen has been Director of Missions since May 2006. Lex is a native of Georgia and his hometown is Dawson. He is a graduate of Mississippi College where he majored in Religion. Lex received his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His ministry experience covers 20 years of pastoring in Oklahoma and Georgia. He served as Church Planter in Singapore for 3 & 1/2 years. To enhance his experience, Lex worked as a Ministry Consultant with the INJOY group (Dr. John Maxwell) and a Church Consultant with LifeWay. Lex has been married to Pam since 1975 and they have two adult children: Spencer who is married to Claire with two children, and Amanda who is married to Bryce with four children.

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Anna Schill
Children's Ministry Director
Anna joined the staff as Children’s Ministry Coordinator in April of 2015. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Children’s Ministry from Toccoa Falls College in 2010 and has served in several churches in both children and worship ministries over the past 5 years. Anna has a passion for sharing the Gospel with children and helping them grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ. She enjoys serving the children and families of our church and surrounding community and is excited about continuing to reach children with the contagious and powerful love of Jesus. Anna and her husband Vincent have been married since 2012 and Vince serves as a Police Officer for Athens Clarke County. They welcomed their first son, Lawson, in June of 2016, and second son, Clayton, in September of 2017.
Stephen Drane
Youth Director

Stephen joined Oconee Heights in August of 2019. He received his degree in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia. While enrolled, he was very involved with the youth and worship ministries at a local church in Watkinsville. He married his beautiful wife, Sarah, in September 2020. His desire as Youth Director is for the students to actively pursue their relationship with Christ and grow deeper in their love for Him. Stephen also spent a couple of years as our worship director and remains a vital member of our worship team. 

Kyle Sartain
Worship Director

Kyle began serving at Oconee Heights in July of 2021 as the interim worship leader. It did not take long for him to realize that this was where God wanted him to be permanent! Kyle graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He has been serving as a Police Officer for the Athens Clarke County Police Department since May of 2019. That is where he met his beautiful wife Sophia! They got married in May of 2020 and have been pursuing the path God has laid out for them ever since. Kyle’s heart is that everyone who enters the doors of OHBC is able to freely worship our Savior regardless of the struggles that they go through every day. Kyle loves playing the guitar and leading but is really a drummer at heart.

Teresa Wilson
Ministry Assistant

When you call Oconee Heights, Teresa is the one who will answer the cell phone. She graduated from Athens Tech in marketing management and became a church member (with Joe, her husband) in 2013. Along with her regular office duties, she helps maintain the church website and social media. She also helps with most of the fellowship and outreach events and keeps up with the church calendar. Teresa and Joe both love serving their church in any way that brings glory to God. At home, they both answer to the high expectations and demands of their dog, Maggie Mae.

Josh Dillard
AV/Tech Director

Josh has an extensive background in music, sound design, video production & photography work. He’s creative with a passion for using these gifts to glorify God and share the gospel with the world. He joined the OHBC staff in 2020 after several years of heading up the tech ministry on a volunteer basis. From 2015-2018 he also served on staff as AV/Tech Director at Connect Church in Royal Palm Beach Florida. He has been married to Nadine since 2003 and they have 5 amazing kids.