Meet our staff team
Say hello to the staff team at Oxford Baptist Church. To learn a bit about them or if you have questions, get started below.
Robin Pifer - Lead Pastor
Robin Pifer and his wife Gwen started ministry at Oxford in September of 2015. They have been serving churches together for 35 years in Winnipeg MB, Maple Ridge B.C., Guelph and Ottawa, Ontario. Robin has also served as part of the Senior Leadership team of the Fellowship Baptists in Canada. Gwen continues to serve as the denominations Health care Administrator. They have 5 children, 3 married and have the blessing of 5 grandchildren. Robin & Gwen are excited about Oxford's future as they take steps of faith to reach out and disciple people locally through ministries and global missions.
Tyler Bowles - Associate Pastor
Tyler Bowles has been at Oxford Baptist Church since 2018. Raised in Woodstock, he met his wife Emily and now raises his 2 sons. Tyler attended Toronto Baptist Seminary and currently oversees youth and media. He loves working with students as they transition to making a relationship with Jesus their own.
Barry Hawkins - Executive Pastor
Barry Hawkins has been on staff at Oxford since April of 2018. He and his wife, Trish, will be celebrating 35 years of marriage this fall. Barry answered his call to ministry and began his studies at Heritage Seminary. He graduated in April of 2016 with a Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Studies (MTS). He currently serves as the Executive Pastor and oversees congregational care at Oxford.
Mary Pifer - Children's Ministry Director
Mary Pifer is the director of children and family ministry at Oxford Baptist Church. She loves cooking, painting, and her favourite movie is Beauty and The Beast. Mary's favourite book of the Bible is Daniel. She has been serving at Oxford Baptist for four years and loves seeing kids at Oxford grow and serve God.