Brother Jim Burt Pastor:  

Pastor Burt and his wife, Michelle became part of the Oates Drive Family in February of 1999. Their goal is to share Christ through the life-changing power of God’s Word and through personal testimony of overcoming trials and hardships. Pastor Burt is a graduate of Criswell College (1990) with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. Michelle has served as Missions director and Children’s minister in churches and has provided constant Spiritual support and leadership in ministering to others.
 Pastor Burt’s Testimony:
After graduating from high school, I pursued a lifelong dream of becoming a sports writer. Even though I was able to fulfill that dream, my life began to spin out of control.
In January of 1982, I was assigned to report about an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes Event) featuring legendary Dallas Cowboy Coach Tom Landry and NFL Hall of Famer Bob Lilly. At that meeting at First Baptist Church in Euless, Tom Landry and Bob Lilly did not speak about their accomplishments on the football field, but what the Lord had done in their hearts through Salvation. I distinctly remember Coach Landry and Mr. Lilly describing how the contentment Christ brought into their lives. That joy had nothing to do with football.  In fact, Bob Lilly said he tried to find fulfillment in a beer distributorship and his life was changed forever the night he was driving on Interstate 35 and saw a grisly wreck in which beer had contributed to the injuries and deaths of young people. Lilly said he was through with trying to find joy in this world and gave his life to Jesus Christ.
That night the Lord placed me under great conviction of my sin and the Biblical reality that if I were to die without Christ I would spend eternity in hell. But I did not make a decision that night. During this time I was dating a lady (would become my wife).  She had been praying for me and had shared the Gospel with me several times. It was in April that  Christ came into my life.
I shake with fear knowing now where I would spend eternity without Jesus Christ.  I had always believed in Jesus, but I never saw the need to do what he Bible says and that is to place my faith and trust in Christ (Romans 10:9-13). We are all sinners (Romans 3:23) and the wages of our sin is death, but the free gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).
Give your heart to Jesus today!
Minister of Music / Associate Pastor:
Randall Goins became a part of ODBC staff on April 15, 2015.
Youth Minister:
Ben Nabors became a part of ODBC staff.

Mary Hobbs

Our Secretary:
Mary Hobbs, became our full-time secretary on October 1, 1990.  Her responsibilities are varied including Receptionist, Church Membership, Outreach and Sunday School Records Management and Financial/Administration.
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Children’s Ministry:
Rhonda and Dean Bailey work as co-directors of the Children’s Department.  They both are graduates of Dallas Baptist University.