our staff

If you have any questions about our church, please reach out to our staff. They would be more than happy to help! 

  • Pastor - Chris Shumate

    Chris has served as pastor at Oak Street since 2016. He and his wife, Michelle, are both originally from Greeneville, TN. They have been married since 2008 and have three children, Avery, Nolan, and Hayden. Chris is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a two-time graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv & DMin).

    Email: oakstreetpastor@gmail.com

  • Youth Director - Aaron Bunton

    Aaron was born and raised in Elizabethton and graduated from Science Hill High School. He spent several years working as a youth ministry intern in Huntington, West Virginia, where he met his wife Emily. Aaron and Emily have a son, Ray, and a daughter, Sunny, who keep them on their toes at all times. They joined Oak Street in July of 2018 and haven't looked back!

    Email: oakstreetstudents@gmail.com

  • secretary - Trena green

    Trena is originally from Elizabethton and is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. She and her husband, Mike, have been married for 30 years. Trena has been a church secretary for 26 years, having served at Oak Street for the last 20 years.

    Email: oakstreetsecretary@gmail.com