A Christ-centered, Bible-based, and Family-oriented church committed to God, each other, and our community.


“Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.” The apostle Paul to Timothy, in 1 Timothy 4:16

In the New Testament church, preachers (or ministers) were responsible for teaching God’s word, encouraging churches, and helping people grow in their faith. God’s instructions for ministers are found in places like Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, who were serving as ministers for some of the early churches. (Notice especially passages like 1 Timothy 4:7-16, 2 Timothy 2:1-26, 2 Timothy 4:1-5.) Our ministers are those who our elders have asked to serve here at Great Oaks in preaching and ministry roles.

Tim Alsup

I began serving as Great Oaks’ Preaching Minister in October, 2005, and we have loved Great Oaks and the Memphis community!  I believe strongly in the transforming power of God and His word, and I love the process of God’s people (me included) growing to be both more faithful and more missional.  Outside of ministry,…

Aarek Farmer

With over a decade of working with students of all ages, Aarek is well equipped with reaching out to kids of all types. He truly loves God and has a heart for helping kids grow in all aspects of their lives. He and his wife, Jennifer have 3 kids (Seth, Phoenix, & Audreyna).