We have two pastors who provide spiritual care for our members, preach and teach God’s Word, and seek to give leadership and oversight. We also have a group of deacons who serve our church practically as well as provide counsel to our pastors. Here is a brief introduction to our pastors as well as our children’s director.

Jacob Riggs


Pastor Jacob and his wife Lynsey have been in Michigan since 2013 after meeting at college and living in Nashville. They have two daughters and live in Clawson. Jacob received his B.A. from Welch College, M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Educational Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Read his blog at jacobsblog.com.

Chris Hsieh

Associate Pastor

Pastor Chris and his wife Kathy are homegrown from Michigan and live in Madison Heights with their three children. Chris is bi-vocational and works as a surgical tech at Beaumont Hospital. Chris received a B.A. from Moody Bible College and has also studied at Grace Theological Seminary.

Joanna Walker

Children’s Ministry Director

Joanna and her husband Chris both grew up as part of Central Oaks. They have a son and daughter and live in Rochester Hills. Joanna has worked in childcare and pre-school before becoming the director of children’s ministry.

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    2005 Rochester Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48073