Staff

Say hello to the staff team at Oxford Baptist Church

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.

"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20

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.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." - Romans 15:13

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.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" Romans 15:13

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.

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4-7