Our Pastor 2018-03-15T14:36:20+00:00

Pastor Michael Bernard

Pastor Michael Bernard accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and friend in his early teens. He was licensed to ministry within the Church of the Brethren on July 29, 2007 at Pine Grove Church of the Brethren located in Swallow Falls, MD. He served as pulpit supply for numerous churches prior to be installed as a bi-vocational pastor at Oak Dale Church of the Brethren in Scherr, WV on October 19, 2008. He was ordained to the ministry on August 10, 2010 after successfully completing the three year WMMTP training program provided by the West Marva District and certified by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.

Pastor Mike is an energetic person with a heart for youth and love for his Lord. He encourages all that he meets to dig deep into the scriptures and have a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father. He believes that each person that walks through the doors at Oak Dale is *family* and that God has truly called him to serve. There is nothing that he is not willing to attempt or try for the *Glory of God*.
Pastor Mike is a dedicated husband to his wife, Elaine and devoted father to his children: Matthew, Joshua (wife – Ciarra) and Katelyn. Pastor Mike and Elaine were married on September 2, 1989 and reside in Oakland, MD. He is also employed full-time as a salesman and marketing director at CN Metals in Oakland.

God has been very faithful and blessed him over the years. His desire for the church and his ministry is “Working Together for the Glory of God”.

” For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister…” Mark 10:45