Oak Park 

Christian Center

2073 Oak Park Blvd.

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

925.934.3056

OUR LEADERSHIP

Lead Pastor - Sean Fitzhugh

 

As a graduate of Bethany College in 2004, Pastor Sean earned a Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry and Church Leadership. He served as the Youth Pastor at Oak Park from 2004 until he was elected Senior Pastor in April of 2014. He was mentored by Pastor Bill Matthews until June 14th 2015 when Pastor Matthews retired and Pastor Sean became the Senior Pastor. Today he is depending upon the leading of the Holy Spirit to shepherd the congregation and believing God to do great things through Oak Park. He recently completed his Masters Degree in Church Ministries at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Pastor Sean’s favorite thing to do is preach. He loves God, the Word, his family and the Church whole-heartedly and considers himself richly blessed by God with so many loving people in his life. Pastor Sean is an avid fisherman and also loves competitive sports.


Pastor Sean has been married to his beautiful wife Leslie, his high school sweetheart, since 1997.  She and Pastor Sean are the proud parents of their two children: Walker and Aleigha . You can contact Pastor Sean at pastorsean@opccag.org.

Church Care Pastor - Leslie Fitzhugh

 

Pastor Leslie loves people, and feels so blessed to be a part of the ministry at Oak Park Christian Center.  Her love for her church family is evident and felt by all who call Oak Park Christian Center their church home.  Pastor Leslie joined the staff in April of 2019, and serves as our Church Care Pastor, where she leads teams for Flourish Women's Ministries, O.W.L.S. (55+ group), visitations and L.O.V.E. Couples Ministry.  However, Pastor Leslie has been a strong part of OPCC since 2004, when she and Pastor Sean came to be the Youth Pastors for 10 years.  Pastor Leslie is married to her best friend, and is so honored to serve alongside Pastor Sean in the Ministry.  Together, they make a great team and love working together.  Pastor Leslie and Pastor Sean enjoy trips to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe on their days off and spending time with their two children, Walker and Aleigha.  You can contact Pastor Leslie at leslie@opccag.org.

 

Pastor Leslie is Interim Youth Pastor as she leads and directs a team of four young adults as youth Interns to lead the youth at OPCC. Her team of four interns are being discipled and receiving direction from her and Pastor Sean weekly. Each of the four interns are enrolled in Bible College and are pursuing a call to ministry. Her team of four consists of Aleigha Fitzhugh, Angelina Correia, Christian Patino and Ryan Westgate. You will find this dynamic quad hanging with OPCC's youth and young adults. 


Follow-Up Pastor - Pancho Flores

 

Pastor Pancho accepted Christ at Oak Park in 1967; beginning a long, Christ-led, association with this church. Since his early walk with the Lord, Pastor Pancho has been passionate about explaining the Gospel in a one on one setting. Through New Heart, Friday Fellowships, and Sunday school classes he has encouraged men and women to embrace Christ through discipleship. He is also involved in counseling and pre-marital counseling.

 

Pastor Pancho earned a BA from Bethany Bible College.  Since then his ministry focus has included the training of individuals for evangelism and follow up. A Scripture that reveals his philosophy of ministry is 2 Cor 1:3-4, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

 

Married for 50 years, Pancho first met his wife Judy at Oak Park. Judy has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and is active both in the church and the community. The Flores’ have four grown sons, nine granddaughters, and one grandson. You can contact Pastor Pancho at newbelieverconcepts@usa.com.


Children's Pastor  - Allyse Tanovitz

 

Pastor Allyse came to Oak Park Christian Center in 2003. She had a heart for children’s ministries and started working in the church nursery and preschool.  Pastor Allyse was mentored by the previous children’s pastor as the Elementary Coordinator,  and soon felt led by God to become a children’s pastor. She began to take courses with Berean School of the Bible for her Ministerial Credential and eventually stepped into the role as Children’s Ministry Director. Allyse became our full-time Children’s Pastor in 2016. She has a strong desire that all children, no matter their circumstance or special need, will come to know the Lord and serve Him their whole life.  Pastor Allyse holds a California Teaching Credential and is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She is married to Travis and they have two sons named Jack and Frank. Pastor Allyse loves science, art, and language, and her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:6-7.  You can contact Pastor Allyse at allyse@opccag.org.

 

Technical Director - Travis Tanovitz


Travis came to OPCC through his wife Allyse. He has a love for music that is more of a passion and he even has his own recording studio. With an ear for sound and a passion for music, Travis immersed himself in the world of production. Yet, while the studio walls echoed with music, Travis' creative spirit yearned for more. A new fascination ignited within him—capturing the essence of the visual world. Armed with a camera and an unyielding desire to tell stories, Travis transitioned into the realm of video production. Travis is the creative man behind the scenes for Oak Park's audio, visual and lights.  He enjoys spending time with his family, and friends and has a passion to help pave the way for a new generation of visionaries. You can contact Travis at media@opccag.org.


Young Adult Ministry Director & Office Coordinator - Vanessa Correia

 

Vanessa was brought to OPCC in late 2013.  She and her family were in need of a new church as they had been relocated to Pleasant Hill. Vanessa found OPCC through their online services and she knew upon visiting OPCC that this is where the Lord was calling her and her family to serve and worship. She began volunteering in the children's ministry as an elementary Sunday School teacher. Shortly after serving, she was hired as the preschool & elementary coordinator and later was hired in the church office as an administrative assistant in 2014. Vanessa has a passion to lead the next generation in Christ and in 2022 became the young adults ministry director. Vanessa has heard a call to ministry and is currently enrolled in SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary and is looking forward to where the Lord is leading her. She can be found in the church with the young adults or serving with Celebrate Recovery. Vanessa is married to her best friend, Joey and together they have an adult daughter Angelina (she is an intern at OPCC) and also has a dog named Rocky. Her husband Joey recently became an elder on the church board and you can find him volunteering in the sound booth on Sunday mornings and Wenesday nights.   Joey and Vanessa enjoy spending time together and spending time with their church family and friends. You can contact Vanessa at vanessa@opccag.org.


Worship Director  - Zac Smedley

 

Zac grew up at Oak Park Christian Center. At an early age he accepted Christ and began to develop his musical abilities by singing in choirs and trying to learn any instrument he could get his hands on. As a young teenager, Zac became involved in the worship ministries and eventually led the youth worship team for several years. After attending college at Azusa Pacific University and earning a Bachelor of Arts in music, Zac moved back home and married his high school sweetheart, Allison, who also grew up at Oak Park. Shortly after getting married, Zac began directing the Adult Choir, which he has led for 14 years, while being as involved in the other areas of the worship community as his career in live event production would allow. Zac and Allison have four children, Ethan, Elijah, Charlotte, and Marigold. In addition to music, Zac loves to travel, cook and eat BBQ, and watch the Giants beat the Dodgers. You can contact Zac at zac@opccag.org.

Revive Director  - Allison Smedley

 

Allison has worked with Special Needs for many years. She began as an in-home respite worker, caring for a young man who has disabilities. Eventually she moved on to the George Miller Center working in the after school program with youth who have disabilities. While working at the George Miller Center, Allison studied Special Education at Cal State East Bay and Chapman University earning an Education Specialist degree with an emphasis in Moderate-Severe Disabilities. In 2013 Allison started the Special Needs ministry here at Oak Park. It is her joy to work in this ministry, sharing the love of Jesus with the Revive participants and their families.  


Allison is married to her husband Zac and together they have 4 children. In her spare time she runs a licensed in-home bakery, making and selling cupcakes, cakes, and cookies. She enjoys cooking, reading, running, exploring the outdoors, and most of all, spending time with her family. You can contact Allison at allison@opccag.org.


OUR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Our office staff is dedicated to answer questions and is always there to help with a smile.

Monica Markham

Office Administrator

Gail Ross

Office Administrator

Dan Smedley

Bookkeeper

Ari Navarrete

Associate Worship Director

Roland Anderson

Upward Sports  Director