About Us

Wondering who we are and what we offer?

At Live Oaks, we are on a mission to gather and mobilize people in, around and beyond The Villages with the transforming message of Jesus Christ. We are all different people but we are on the same path and we invite you to visit us to make a difference in the world today.

We feature relevant bible teaching and a blended worship style. Each week, our pastors take a portion of Scripture and seek to better understand both the original meaning and the modern day application that comes from the timeless and true Word of God.

We support each other as we face the challenges of our lives and the world. Are you looking for a special place to call home? Visit us this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (Woodridge Campus) and 5:30 p.m. (Southern Oaks Campus) or Sunday at 8:30 or 10:15 a.m. (Woodridge Campus)

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No matter what your age, you fit into the Young Enough to Serve picture. Fifty or over? Serving isn’t limited to physically demanding projects. God wants us to have the heart of a servant and to use our available gifts and resources for Him. It may be as simple as picking up the phone to encourage a friend or grandchild. Or serving as a class grandparent in a local elementary school.

Facts About Us

We worship on Sunday in our church Worship Center, Woodridge Campus, located at 12070 CR 103, Oxford, FL 34484 (behind Walmart on 466 at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. and on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at our Woodridge Campus and at 5:30 p.m. at our Southern Oaks Campus located at Grace Tabernacle 7279 Warm Springs Ave, Wildwood,FL 34785

Pastor Chris Holck

Senior Pastor Chris Holck

pastor bob page

Associate Pastor Bob Page

Pastor lee solomon

Associate Pastor Lee Solomon

Pastor orin wiseman

Associate Pastor Orin Wiseman

Pastor Chris Atkins

Worship Pastor Chris Atkins

Meet Our Pastors

  • Senior Pastor Chris Holck

    Pastor Chris Holck moved to The Villages in January of 2012 along with his wife, Kathleen to plant a new church. They joined one other couple and after a series of informational meetings, the first worship service was held in February 2012. It is not the first church planted by Pastor Chris but it is the first one specifically targeted for older adults. His skills and interests seem to be a perfect match for reaching the “Encore Generation” as he describes those who are in their second half of life, but not done yet. Chris is a visionary leader and an expository preacher who brings application to each sermon. His mission is to guide older adults into living a purposeful and balanced second half of life that honors God. “If you’re not dead, you’re not done!, says Pastor Chris. Learn More

  • Associate Pastor Bob Page

    Pastor Bob Page came to Live Oaks Community Church in January 2013 after serving 37 years in pastoral ministry in the Evangelical Free Church, most recently as senior pastor in Crystal Lake, IL. He also has served the Free Church denomination as a district superintendent in the states of Nebraska and Kansas.as. In 2009 Bob was widowed as the Lord called unto Himself his beloved wife of 41 years, Linda. On December 31, 2015, he was blessed by God in marrying Vickie Hubbard, whom he met through Live Oaks Church. Bob has 3 children and 5 grandchildren who are scattered throughout the midwest. He is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in journalism and has both the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministries degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Since moving to The Villages, golf and walking have become his primary activities of choice, along with enjoying gatherings with Vickie’s family, most of whom live nearby.

  • Associate Pastor Lee Solomon

    Lee Solomon served as a pastor in The Brethren Church for 24 years. For the past 20 years Lee served at Ashland Theological Seminary as Vice President and Associate Professor in practical theology. During his years at Ashland Seminary, Lee also worked as a church consultant, serving 12 different congregations. Lee earned both a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. Lee and Jane (high school sweethearts) have been married 44 years. Jane had a wonderful 42 year career as an elementary teacher. They have one son and two beautiful granddaughters. Both have a passion for using their God given gifts in serving the local community and the Live Oaks Community Church.

  • Associate Pastor Orin Wiseman

    Orin Wiseman moved to The Villages in the summer of 2017. He has been a member of non-denominational churches for 34 years and has served as a trustee, advisory board member, and worship team musician. More recently, Orin was a volunteer chaplain and lay care ministry team member at an EFCA church in Wisconsin, and trained and served as a resident hospital chaplain after God called him into full-time ministry in 2013. Orin and Ruth have been married for 33 years, have a daughter in Tennessee and a son who resides in Heaven. Orin is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in accounting, and of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. His vocational history includes the travel industry, aviation, retail management, and accounting fields. Ruth has a 30-year background in special education and program management, and residential care facility executive leadership. Throughout their lives and in their work, Orin and Ruth have felt called to minister to those facing life’s challenges and crises. They have lived in Florida, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, and in returning to Florida, they are now back home.

  • Worship Pastor Chris Atkins

    Chris Atkins is a pastor, worship leader, singer-songwriter, speaker, teacher, and artist who has led worship and performed concerts throughout the United States and the world. He has also spoken at conferences, served as a worship consultant to many churches, and taught worship at seminary level. Chris also authored the book “The Isaiah Encounter” that was recently published by Morgan James Publishing, New York. Chris and his wife, Terese now live in the Villages, where they love to host their children and grandchildren whenever they come to visit!