Osterville baptist church Staff
Senior Pastor Rob Wheeler
I am committed to Christ’s gospel (which I see as the central point of the Scriptures), Christ’s church and training men and women to be passionate followers of Christ, trusting Him with every area of their life. In short, I am committed to Jesus!
I am married to my lovely wife Katie, since 2006, and we have three children—Lexi, Zac and Isaac. Our ambition as a family is to use our spiritual gifts, passions, and natural abilities to participate in advancing Christ’s kingdom on this Earth. We are glad to do this work at Osterville Baptist Church.
If you are looking for a church home, look no further! Osterville Baptist truly is a place where people—babies to seniors—can find the Word preached, nurturing discipleship, a commitment to prayer, and, one of our big words, family. We are a bunch of changed lives who are being used by God to change lives in turn, all by the power of Jesus!
Pastor of Worship James 'Kimo' Baker
I am so passionate about leading worship because it gives me an opportunity to share my love for our Savior Jesus Christ and help usher His children to His feet through: scripture, prayer, music, speech and giving. I believe that Worship is an expression of adoration of and to God. Our main priority in worship is to magnify the Lord through clear and specific expressions while exploring God’s greatness.
I was married in 2001 to my beautiful wife, and together we have two amazing children, our daughter is 13 and our son is 8, and we adopted a puppy in 2015. I am a graduate of Trinity College of the Bible with a B.A. in Pastoral Study and a graduate of Trinity Seminary of the Bible with an M.A. in Pastoral Study.
I look forward each Sunday to Worshiping the King of Kings with my Church Family and anticipate an outstanding time of Spiritual Growth in the coming years.
Pastor of Student Ministries Josh Odell
Since my salvation came when I was in high school, God has put a desire in me to see young men and women come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. The years during middle school and high school are some of the most important years in a person’s life. It is during that time in which they begin to form their world view, and it is my prayer that God uses me as an instrument in directing that world view towards Christ, here at Osterville Baptist Church.
I received my B.S. in Pastoral Leadership with a minor in Youth Ministry from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA in May of 2013. I have been married to my wife, Helen Odell, since July of 2010, and would not be where I am today if God had not placed her in my life.
Office Administrator Amanda Kleoppel
I have been the Office Administrator at OBC since March of 2014 and was the Treasurer January 2013- January 2017.
My family and I washed ashore 5 years ago and really love the beautiful coast of New England. My main responsibilities are to maintain the church facilitaties and coordinate events for the church along with being a central resource of information for the staff, the congregation and the community. My favorite thing about my work here is that every day is different!
Director of Children's Ministries Karla Lorig
My greatest joy in ministry is encouraging and equipping families to foster a church-home connection, working together to establish a solid foundation of faith to build upon as a family. As a wife, mother and teacher, I am passionate about connecting with kids and teaching them to become life-long followers of Christ.
One of my favorite things about our church is that no matter who you are, there are so many ways to be connected, involved and to serve. From the youngest to the oldest, there are places of fellowship, study, service and worship.
If you care about kids and desire to plant seeds in the lives of children today that will have eternal significance, come on a “Kidventure”. No matter what your gifts are, there is a place for you to partner with us to grow every child into a passionate follower of Christ!
Assistant Director of Children's Ministry Sara Davis
The most rewarding part of children’s ministry is seeing young children come to know Christ and build a relationship with Him, and seeing their joy and excitement in learning simple Bible stories and sharing their prayer requests. I also love partnering with families to help them grow their children into passionate followers of Christ.
My husband Todd and I and our three children have been living on Cape Cod since 2011 after sensing God calling us here to serve in ministry at OBC, and I have been on staff at OBC since May of 2012. We love the privilege of serving at a church that is dedicated to teaching and following the Word of God, and being able to serve in such a multi-generational atmosphere. There are always many opportunities for you to serve in Children’s Ministry at OBC, whether on Sunday morning, in AWANA or at one of our many special events and activities. We’d love to see you there!
Worship Intern Josiah Estabrooks
My family moved to Cape Cod from Canada in 1999, and I’ve been a part of the OBC worship team since 2009. Music is my passion, and worshipping corporately has opened my eyes to a desire to lead and participate in our worship every week. The people here have been nothing but welcoming to my family and I for over 15 years, and it’s a blessing to be a part of the staff here.
I’ve had many mentors over the past 10 years here, and they have all helped me to become the person I am today. I’ve been challenged to go out of my comfort zone on many occasions, and it has been nothing but beneficial to me. I hope to one day be the person that challenges someone else in the same way, and this position will teach me the skills to do exactly that.
I’m excited to learn from my position as Worship Intern, and use the people around me to grow and develop as both a worship team member and as a Christian. I hope to be a resource to the members of our church, and answer any questions that you have for me.