Dave Russell

Dave Russell

Lead Pastor

Dave grew up in Charlotte, and after being gone for 15 years, returned to lead the replanting of Oakhurst Baptist Church in late summer of 2015. Prior to his time here at Oakhurst, Dave spent 5 years on staff at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, where he also completed a pastoral internship. In 2010, Dave founded and directed the ministry of Campus Outreach DC.  He led a staff team of 12 to launch campus ministries at George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Howard University. Before moving to DC, he served in campus ministry in North Carolina for 10 years.

Dave earned his BA from UNC Charlotte and his Masters of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is presently pursuing his doctorate. Dave’s past speaking arrangements include the Together For The Gospel Conference and the Desiring God Conference for Pastors. Dave and his wife, Carrie, have four children.

Dave is committed to preaching Christ exalting, expositional sermons; making disciples in the local church; equipping church members to give themselves to evangelism, discipling others, and Christian hospitality; and raising up people to take the gospel throughout the Charlotte region and to the ends of the earth.

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Johnny Antle

Associate Pastor

Johnny grew up in the great state of Texas where he was converted through the witness of his father at a young age. After receiving his BS from Dallas Baptist University, Johnny moved to Alexandria, VA and spent four years serving at Del Ray Baptist Church under the leadership of Garrett Kell.

Johnny has a bachelors in Christian Studies, has completed the Pastoral Internship at DRBC, and is finishing up his MDiv at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He and his wife, Christy, have three children together (Joshua, Kara, and Ezra). They enjoy hiking, outdoors, and sports together.

Tim Gosselin

Associate Pastor

Tim is originally from Connecticut, and grew up watching and playing a lot of basketball. He heard the gospel at an early age and turned from his sins to trust Christ. After sensing a call to ministry, he pursued a pastoral internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church and finished an MA in biblical counseling from Westminister Theological Seminary. He has served with the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) and 9Marks Ministries, and has a heart for biblical counseling.

He and his wife Jenn have three children together (Anna, Titus, and Lydia), and they enjoy time with friends and exploring Charlotte together.

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Jonathan Morgan

Assistant Pastor

Jonathan is originally from Chantilly, Virginia. He came to faith in Jesus as a freshman at Coastal Carolina University where he played football. 

In 2012 Jonathan moved back to the DC area and began to serve in full time ministry in 2014 with Campus Outreach as the Campus Director of Howard University in Washington, D.C. In 2017 he was called by the members of Capitol Hill Baptist Church to serve as a lay elder. In the Fall of 2020 Jonathan completed the pastoral internship program at CHBC which also completed his MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jonathan is married to his wife, Chelsea, and they have three sons together, Ryle, Zeke and Camden. Together they look forward to knowing and making Christ known with the saints of Oakhurst Baptist Church for the glory of God in the Queen City! In Jonathan’s free time he enjoys reading and CrossFit.


Lay Elders

Daniel Cox

Lay Elder

Daniel and his wife Meagan moved to Charlotte in 2016 from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where they both worked in the construction management industry.  Not being from the Middle East but rather the Southeast, Daniel grew up in Birmingham, AL and earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Auburn University.  Daniel and his wife Meagan have been blessed with two beautiful children. 


Peter Barwick

Lay Elder

Peter Barwick grew up in Connecticut, but has lived in Charlotte since 2001. He came to faith in Christ during his first year of college.  After finishing his undergraduate studies, he taught at a Christian school in Connecticut, completed an MA in ethics at Yale Divinity School, and worked in public policy at a think tank in Pennsylvania.  Not content living in a part of the country that lacked sweet tea, he moved to North Carolina in 1998 to attend law school at Duke, and has remained ever since.  He lives in the Plaza Midwood area and works for a law firm Uptown.  He enjoys reading God’s word and works of theology, and loves the outdoors.

Chad Coleman

Lay Elder

Chad is originally from Flint, Michigan where he came to know the Lord as a senior in high school. He went to college at Georgetown University and graduated with a degree in English and afterwards he moved to Charlotte, NC to be a part of the revitalization of Oakhurst Baptist Church. Chad currently works as an Operations Project Analyst at Bank of America and he enjoys watching disheartening Michigan football hanging with friends, and most of all, spending time with his wife and daughter, Aubrey and Tallulah.