Stephen Sanders serves as Oak Hill’s lead pastor.
Stephen grew up in San Antonio, then attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. After college he worked for a consulting firm, primarily helping companies design and install large computer systems. In 1993 he left the corporate world to respond to God’s call to ordained ministry. He attended seminary at Emory University, Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. He served as a pastor in Tennessee, then returned to San Antonio to be near family. He served at Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio for five years, and Spring Creek United Methodist Church for twelve years.
Stephen and his wonderful wife, Mary, have been married for 29 years. They have two sons – David (age 23) and James (age 21). They enjoy being together as a family – hiking, cooking good meals, and enjoying nature.
Stephen’s passion for ministry is discipleship. He wants to help people grow and mature in their Christian faith. From helping people engage in meaningful Bible study, to learning how to pray, to giving of themselves on mission projects, he wants to help people grow in faith and connect it with their lives.
In addition to spending time with family and serving in ministry, Stephen enjoys visiting with friends, good exercise (hiking, biking, playing tennis), excellent books (particularly classic literature), and spending time on their family’s small farm.