Our Pastor

Our Beloved Pastor, Jim Rider

Pastor Rider has faithfully serving at OBC for the past 26 years. He has been married to Lynda for 48 years and has 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren. He loves the study of the word of God and its accurate presentation in a relevant manner. It is important to him that the gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed and that people can understand how they can know they are going to heaven through faith in Jesus. 

The following are some of his particular ministries: 

- Leading various Bible studies for men and women.

- Counseling individuals, couples, and families by appointment.

- Mentoring men on an individual or small group basis

- Performing marriages and premarital counseling. See our Weddings  page.

If you would like to personally connect with Pastor Rider, please feel free to call the church or Contact Us,

"It has been a joy for me to serve my friends at OBC for these many years and to watch God do His work in their lives." -  Pastor Jim Rider

Jim Rider along with OBC's Missions Director, Jeff Day, at our annual Chili Cook-off several years ago. Apparently, Jim won first place.

This year our chili cook-off was held Sunday, February 19th, after the service. We had some excellent chili, some outrageous fun and lots of laughs but most of all we were able to raise money to help us support the work our missionaries are doing for the Lord.