Our Pastors

Email:  oakforestumc@gmail.com

Rev. Michael Blanchard,  Pastor and his wife, Nancy

 I am excited about working with the church to create vitality and to make disciples of Jesus Christ by:
Getting to know the members of the church, learning the history of the church, understanding the passions members have for ministry, and worshipping together. As we grow in our relationship with Jesus and each other, we learn to listen to God’s voice among us giving us a vision of mission in our community that is unique to us individually and to the church. The vitality of the church is nourished by understanding evil and avoiding acts that are harmful; being involved in helping others, that is making a positive difference in the world by doing good; and nurturing each other in the love of God.

David French, Minister of Music
Dave, a Diaconal Minister, has been with Oak Forest since 1995, facilitating music and dramatic performances for the church. Every week he leads the choir and special performances, produces worship materials, sings, and performs. He brings everyone in the congregation closer to God through liturgical as well as secular music. In his "day job," Dave teaches music and media skills at a local middle school.