Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at the Jefferson Center in downtown Roanoke
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Staff & Leaders

Redeemer is led and shepherded by a team of Elders. New Testament churches were entrusted to the care and supervision of a body of elders who kept watch over their souls and would one day give account to the Great Shepherd of the sheep (I Peter 5:1-4). The church family is called to obey them and submit to them so that their work will be a joy and not a burden (Heb. 13:17).

The serving ministries of Redeemer, both within our Church Family and in our community, are directed by our team of men and women Deacons.

Tom Oster

Tom Oster serves as Lead Pastor, teaching, equipping and coordinating our ministry within the vision God gave us. Raised on the Great Lakes in a large family, Tom came to personal salvation while studying electrical engineering at Penn State University. He came to work at GE in Salem where he met his wife, Sherry. Six…

Austin Calhoun

Austin Calhoun is the Director of Group Ministries and is responsible for recruiting, training and equipping Group leaders and coordinating “on ramps” for adults to plug into our Groups (assimilation). He enjoys board games, VT sports, travel and visiting new places — especially zoos! Austin has the largest collection of Starbucks mugs east of Seattle!

Jim Frankie

Jim Frankie, as Director of Children’s Ministry, is our primary advocate for Children’s Ministry at COR. He works with the Children’s Ministry Council to direct and coordinates child care and catechism for children, nursery to grade 5. He grew up here, hot rod cruising on Williamson Road as a teen! He loves to restore sailboats…

Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs is the Director of our Music Ministry. He plans, oversees, and develops all things related to music at COR within our larger vision for worship. He selects the play list, introduces new music, forging a sense of “team” among the musicians, overseeing the sound techs and visuals. He just loves playing music and…