Staff Directory

Pastor - Gary Karas -

Pastor Gary  Karas received a BS in Biology from Urbana University and spent 25 years in the Water Pollution Control industry.  He responded to God's call to the pastoral ministry and earned a Master of Arts in Ministry degree from Moody Bible Institute in 1997. Prior to being called to Oak Street Baptist Church, he served in Baptist churches in Ohio and Kansas.

He has been married to love of his life and best friend Becky. They have two married daughters; Alexandria (Allie) and Jessica, who is mother to their only granddaughter Jaydan.

Pastor Gary is convinced of the inerrancy of the Bible and uses it as the basis for his way of life, preaching, teaching, and counseling ministries.

Pastor counts it a privilege to serve our risen Savior and His people as a Pastor-Teacher at Oak Street Baptist Church.

Associate Pastor of Youth and Families - Gerald Dzawo -

Gerald Dzawo was born and raised in Zimbabwe.  He studied Youth Ministry and Organizational Management at Colorado Christian University before returning to Zimbabwe to serve the Lord.  Gerald worked with Youth For Christ and served as a pastor in a couple of churches in Harare, Zimbabwe before starting and leading an organization that trained youth workers for a number of years.

A change in life circumstances, led to the Dzawo family relocating to Denver Colorado from Zimbabwe where they lived for a couple of years before accepting the call to come and be the Youth and Family Ministry pastor at Oak Street.  Gerald is married to Nyarai and they have 4 children

Office Manager- Paula Stoller  -

Custodian - Mandy Robertson