Associate Senior Pastor

   As Associate Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, Deborah’s ministry includes preaching, teaching, counseling, and equipping leaders. Deborah’s life is a testimony to the life-changing power of God’s grace. Her childhood was characterized by emotional, verbal and sexual abuse. However, she was born again in her teens and God began the process of totally transforming her life.

   Deborah’s passion is to share her journey of healing with others. Her teaching flows out of her life experience and covers topics such as Worship, Relationships, Communication, Marriage, Mentoring, Abuse Issues, Brokenness and Forgiveness.

   Deborah has been in ministry for nearly 30 years. She and her husband Joe have pastored two churches. Deborah has her bachelor’s degree in Theology from Christian International University. She and Joe have been married for over 41 years and have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.


by Deborah Oakley

   Pastor Deborah's new book "Abide-Living in God's Presence" is here! This is a book for anyone who desires a deeper relationship with God. It will challenge you to know God and live in His presence. Learn the keys to abiding in Christ, how to overcome the hindrances to abiding and the benefits of abiding.


by Joe and Deborah Oakley

     Leadership has changed drastically from the days when only men could lead. Now, men and women lead together and that requires communication, commitment and hard work. Leading Side by Side is about a husband/wife team who unlocked the power of leading together.

     In this timely and transparent book, Pastors Joe and Deborah Oakley share the wisdom they’ve learned from over forty years of leading side by side. They also give a biblical basis for women in leadership. The principles in this book apply to any husband/wife team or any group of men and women leading together: business teams, ministry teams, church teams, or volunteer teams. In order for those teams to succeed, they must learn how to unlock the power of men and women leading together.

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