Joe Byler, Senior Pastor
Joe grew up in Dover, Delaware, attended Bible College and served as a missionary to Native Americans in Canada before moving to Salisbury in 1991 to serve Oak Dale Church and our community. Joe, with his wife Naomi and children are happy residents of Salisbury. He loves to talk with people, so feel free to call him at Oak Dale Church or email him at joe@oakdalechurch
Tom Bender, Family Life Pastor,
"I grew up in the Salisbury, PA area. I moved back to the area in 1988 with a passion for helping others to find healing and freedom in Christ. I had attended Rosedale Bible College in OH then went to Hesston College in KS. I then lived in Goshen IN for a year before moving back to Somerset County, PA because I couldn’t stop thinking about and praying for the people back here. Since then I have completed a Bachelor’s program in Psychology as well as become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I would say one of my greatest accomplishment is marrying way out of my league to Laurie, my incredible wife of 23 years, and having amazing children; Bethany (20), Joel (16), Micah (12) and Ryan (7).
I’m a people person and I’m fully convinced that God never intended us to do this thing alone. So I consider my friendships some of the best currency I own. My hope is that, if we’re not already friends, maybe you and I could grab a cup of coffee and get to know each other better and change that!
Email Tom @ email@example.com