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Say hello to the staff team at Oxford Baptist Church

Meet our staff team

Say hello to the staff team at Oxford Baptist Church. Get started below to learn a bit about them or if you have questions.

Robin Pifer - Lead Pastor

Robin Pifer and his wife Gwen started ministry at Oxford in September 2015. They have served 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 denomination's Health care Administrator. They have 5 children, 3 married, and 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

Jay Nugteren - Community Life Pastor

Jay Nugteren is the Community Life Pastor at Oxford. He has served at our church since May of 2022. Jay was born and raised in a Christian home. He met his wife, Lindsey, at Word of Life Bible Institute, and they now raise their three sons. Jay enjoys baseball and hockey. His favourite character in the Bible, besides Jesus, is Joseph.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6

Tyler Bowles - Associate Pastor

Tyler Bowles has been at Oxford Baptist Church since 2018. Raised in Woodstock, he met his wife Emily, where they now raise their 3 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

Lindsey Nugteren - Children's Ministry Director

Lindsey Nugteren is the Children’s and Family Ministry Director at Oxford Baptist Church. She is married to Jay Nugteren. They have attended Oxford for 15 years and are now blessed to be serving on staff together. Jay and Lindsey have 3 active boys. Lindsey homeschooled their boys for 6 years. She enjoys soccer, camping, creating and crafting. She loves to see children discover who Jesus is through His Word and decide to follow Him.

“I lift my eyes up to the mountains where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” - Psalm 121:1&2

Hannah Buckrell - Summer Ministries Intern

Hannah Buckrell has attended Oxford Baptist Church since she was a child. She currently attends Redeemer University, where she is working on her Bachelor of Science, with plans to attend teacher's college. Hannah is a passionate and energetic individual with a heart for children and a commitment to the development of her own faith. She is eagerly embracing the task of planning the children's camps with the mission of providing a summer experience that is filled with joy and deeply rooted in faith. 

"Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all." - 1 Chronicles 29:11

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