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. Chris 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.


    Hobbies: Reading (theology mostly), playing guitar, watching basketball & football, spending time with family


    Favorite Book: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Knowing God by J.I. Packer, The Reason for God by Timothy Keller


    Favorite Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou?


    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 young son named Ray who keeps them on their toes at all times. They joined Oak Street in July of 2018 and haven't looked back!


    Hobbies: Gaming, sports, watching Football (GO PANTHERS)


    Favorite Book: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, Prey by Michael Crichton, The Beast From the East by R.L. Stine, Who Moved My Pulpit? by Thom S. Rainer


    Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


    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 17 years.


    Hobbies: Spending time with her hubby, bird, and dog


    Favorite Book: Anything in the contemporary Christian romance genre


    Favorite Movie: Top Gun


    Email: oakstreetsecretary@gmail.com