Meet the Staff

Rev. Jonathan Waits joined First Baptist Oakboro as Senior Pastor in July 2017. He, his wife Lisa, and sons: Noah, Josiah, and Micah came to Oakboro from Central Baptist Church in Church Road, Virginia, where they served for nine years. When he’s not in the office, Jonathan can be found building Legos with his boys, reading the news or a good book, building models, or hitting the town with Lisa. His email address: You can also sign up to follow his personal blog at He posts devotional thoughts multiple times each week aimed at connecting the dots between the Christian worldview and the culture and enriching your faith in the process.

Dana Bucher Jenkins is Director of Family Ministries and Music Director. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana where her mother and father were in New Orleans Baptist Seminary. She grew up in a loving Christian home. She graduated with Music Education and Vocal Performance major from Gardner-Webb College and married Craig L. Jenkins of Shelby, North Carolina. They have two children; Jessica and Daniel. Their family loves to worship, go on mountain trips and play basketball. Her email address:

Delinda has served as secretary since June of 1989. She is the polite voice that will usually greet your phone calls to the church office. She and her husband Donnie have twins Halee and Wesley. She attends St. Stephens Wesleyan Church where she currently serves as Music Director. You may reach her at